Town Meeting, Monday May 16

The Financial Town Meeting will be held Monday, May 16. It starts at 6 PM in the Seekonk High School Auditorium. Although there are no specific library articles on the warrant, the FY 2017 budget proposed by the Board of Selectmen recommends an appropriation of $920,476 for the library. This budget provides the modest increase needed […]

Library Facilities Study Committee Meeting

The Library Facilities Study Committee (LFSC) will be holding a regular open meeting at 6:30 on Monday, May 23.  This meeting will be held in the Sullivan Room in the Seekonk Public Library. Posted Meeting Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Review and approve the minutes of the May 5, 2016 meeting 3. Old Business A. Update on May 11 Community […]

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 […]