Are Libraries Threatened?

One of my favorite places to visit on the Web is Humans of New York. It is a photographer’s daily chronicle of  people he encounters in the city. He recently posted this picture and exchange with a gentleman at New York Public Library. Many of these insightful comments apply to all of the 16,415 public libraries in America. It […]

Heating Problem

The library’s heating system has developed a major problem. The heat cannot be turned on until it is fixed.  The Department of Public Works has arranged for it to be repaired and we are hopeful that it will be fixed soon. We do not expect the temperature in the building to dip below a comfortable […]

Library Designs From the N.E. Tech Students

In 2012 and 2013, interior design students of Associate Professor Mia Alwen at the New England Institute of Technology undertook redesigning the Seekonk Public Library as their semester project. We have been asked to share these designs again with the public.  The links below are to the student’s final presentations. These presentations were originally done in PowerPoint, but […]

Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Seekonk Public Library, the American Library Association and libraries across the country wish to remind parents and caregivers that a library card is an essential back-to-school item. Assisting students is an important part of our mission. Our staff works closely with teachers and school librarians to provide the information […]

An Open Letter to Library Users in Rehoboth — Please Support Blanding Library

Dear Library Users, We understand that the Town of Rehoboth faces a significant financial challenge.  As your neighbors, we are reluctant to weigh-in on next week’s  Proposition 2 ½ Override vote, but we are also seriously concerned about the possibility of the Blanding Public Library not receiving  sufficient funds to retain state certification.    As library […]

Seekonk Meadows Anniversary Celebration, 2014

The Seekonk Meadows is an extraordinary community resource. On June 21, the community celebrated the third anniversary of the opening of the Meadows with music, art, kite flying, storytelling and a host of other activities. Some pictures from that day can be seen below. We greatly appreciate everyone who was involved in making this summer […]

Thank You for Supporting the Library

Thank you to everyone who attended the Special Town Meeting on Monday to support the library.  All of us at the library greatly appreciate your supporting our efforts to move forward with the facilities study grant.  Your presence at the meeting  made the votes decisive, and it was powerful testimony that this is a community […]