NaNoWriMo is coming!

November is National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo.  It’s a chance to finally write that novel you’ve been dreaming of for years.  The library is a “Come Write In” site this year, and we’re making it easy to complete your masterpiece.  Starting on November 2nd our Innovation Center will be reserved for writers from 9:00 […]

Arrrr! Pirates in the Library!

Do  you know your “avast” from your “aye-aye?” Aye! Would you rather be carousin’ than haulin’ wind? Aye! Are ye a lily-livered landlubber?  Nay!  You’re just the kind of fine swashbuckler we’re looking for.  Talk Like a Pirate Day is on September 19th.  To prepare, the library is having fun by entering a pirate-themed contest sponsored […]

New Front Door for the Library

After years of complaints, the front entry doors at the library are being replaced. The existing doors were installed in 1978. Years of wear have left the doors distorted to the point, where they could not closing properly.  The new doors not only fit right, but have better insulation and glazing, which greatly improves their energy-efficient. […]

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 […]