Thursday, January 31, 2013
The second annual Take Your Child to the Library Day takes place Saturday.
You probably know that this Saturday (Feb. 2) is Groundhog Day, but what you may not know is that it is also Take Your Child to the Library Day. The public libraries in Attleboro and Seekonk will have activities to celebrate the event. "This is the second annual Take Your Child to the Library Day, a concept created last year by Nadine Lipman, a children's librarian in Waterford, Connecticut," wrote Amy Rhilinger, coordinator of Young Adult Services at the Attleboro library, in an email." Sharon Colvin, chair of the Massachusetts Library Association Youth Services Section, says that 'this is a great opportunity to encourage both existing library patrons and new families to bring their children to the library.'" Events taking place at the …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Tiny critters feel the love from Seekonk youngsters outside the local library.
Local children got to see, pet and learn about small animals outside Seekonk Public Library on Monday. The tiny critters came to Seekonk with the Animal Craze traveling farm. All the animals—including alpacas, bunnies and pot-bellied pigs—were raised at Mistletoe Farm in Winchendon, Mass. There are plenty of activities for children and adults taking place this summer at the library. Go here for more details.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Peter F. Fuller has served as interim director since the fall.
Peter F. Fuller has been hired as the new director for the Seekonk Public Library, the Board of Library Trustees announced Thursday. Fuller was one of two finalists interviewed earlier this month. He has been serving as the interim director since September, following the sudden death of celebrated director Sharon St. Hilaire. Fuller will officially take the post on July 1. "I am looking forward to working with the Board [of Library Trustees], the Friends of the Library, the Library Trust and town officials to provide the people of Seekonk with the exceptional library service that they demand and deserve," said Fuller, according to a press release from the library. In addition to his role as interim director, Fuller has served for 15 years…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The candidates will be interviewed in front of the public on May 1.
Seekonk's Board of Library Trustees is considering two candidates for the job of library director. They are Peter F. Fuller, the library's interim director, and Cyndee Marcoux, director of the library in Auburn, Mass. The trustees will interview the candidates on May 1 in the Seekonk Public Library's meeting room. Marcoux's interview will begin at 6 p.m. and Fuller will be questioned at 7 p.m. Both sessions are open to the public, although only trustees will be allowed to ask formal questions. The public can suggest questions and topics they wish to be discussed by sending an email to email@example.com by April 27. Suggestions can also be offered to Mary Ellen Siniak, senior librarian for youth services and a member of the …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Seekonk schools are closed for the week so here are some activities around town to keep them busy.
Seekonk schools have this week off, which means students are home for the week. There are a few activities around town to keep them busy and entertained until they return to school February 27. Wednesday, the Seekonk Public Library is having a movie marathon from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The library will be showing various family movies though the day and will have popcorn, too. There is no registration required, so anyone can show up throughout the day. Of course these programs are in addition to all the regular library services of books, music and movies available to take home and enjoy with your kids as they get ready to get back to school on Monday. The library is open 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The recommended Seekonk Public Library holds a 1.6 percent budget increase.
The Board of Selectmen is recommending a budget increase of 1.6 percent for the Seekonk Public Library for next year. The budget increase covers step increases for employees’ salaries. The budget for services and programs will remain at its previous level. “It will allow us to provide the services we are currently providing,” said Interim Library Director Peter Fuller. The library had originally sought an increase in their budget to allow for 14 additional positional hours, but was told by Town Administrator Pamala Nolan that now was not a good time to seek an increase. The library’s Board of Trustees then submitted a revised budget of $819,657 that did not include the additional hours. “This is obviously not the budget we had hoped for, …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The local library has compiled a list of suggested media for those looking to learn about African American history.
With February being Black History Month, Seekonk Patch reached out to the Seekonk Public Library for book, film and music suggestions for those looking to learn more about African American history, or just enjoy the works of various African American authors, musicians, and filmmakers. African-American Authors African-American Cinema Important African-American Books Important African-American Musicians
Monday, January 30, 2012
"Dinoman!" will be performing an educational program with his inflatable dinosaurs Monday night at the Seekonk Public Library.
The Seekonk Public Library will be more like Jurassic Park Monday night as it hosts "Dinoman!", an educational performance that includes life-sized inflatable dinosaurs as part of the act. The program is part of the library's Family Night series and is geared toward families with elementary school-aged children. The program is produced by Bob and Dayna Lisaius of Vermont, who have been producing shows for radio, theatre and telvision for the past 24 years. The shows have been performed througout the United States as well as parts of Canada. Bob performs as Dinoman. Tonight's program is free and open to the public with no pre-registration needed. It starts at 6:30 p.m. in the library's large meeting room. It is sponsored by the Friends of …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The money will be used to help women ages 25 and over as they plan their financial futures.
The Seekonk Public Library is one of two in New England that has been awarded money from The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) as part of their Smart investing@your library® initiative. The groups announced Wednesday that the Seekonk Library has been awarded $98,818 to assist with women's services. According to the release, the library and its partners "will assist women ages 25 and over as they master financial basics, craft long-term financial plans, and acquire the saving and investing skills to put these plans into practice. Instructional programs will be organized around themes and will be supplemented by a series of networking events to add a …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Not Your Average Joe’s donated $3500 to the Friends of the Seekonk Library.
While Not Your Average Joe’s has been open to the public since the end of December, but the restaurant's official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday. At that event, NYAJ’s presented its first check to its monthly charity of choice. The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library received a check for $3500 from the restaurant's general manager, Seth Caplan. The money came from the donations of patrons as well as 15 percent of every sale. Sue Rutter, treasurer of the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library, said they were thrilled with the donation. “They have been nothing but supportive of the library,” Rutter said, adding that NYAJ's offered the use of the restaurant for their meetings and the possibility of having the …