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Youth Summer Reading is now open

Check out our Summer Reading page for info about our Summer Reading Program as well as reading lists from the Sharon Public Schools.
Community Room closed August 15th-August 31st
The Community Room will be closed from Monday, August 15th through Wednesday, August 31st while the library's furnace is replaced. Several programs have been cancelled or rescheduled as a result--please check our Calendar for further details. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Sharon Public Library Strategic Plan
Foster Opportunity - Kindle Innovation - Strengthen Community and Build the Future.
A special thanks to the Community Focus Group, Staff, Board of Library Trustees, Library Building and Selection Committee, and most of all, our patrons and visitors who set the stage for services, materials and direction for the next 5 years for the Sharon Public Library.  Strategic Plan FY17-22
August is Audio Appreciation Month!

Celebrate by borrowing a 2016 Audie Award winner or nominee from our eAudio book collection!
New on DVD: July 2016
Check out our New on DVD list to see all the new DVDs and television shows coming to the Sharon Public Library this summer! Place your hold now, and be among the first to watch the new shows and movies as they arrive at the Library.

Past lists are also available to browse.
Bid Documents for Boiler and Furnace Replacement Project
Sharon Public Library - Bid No. SPL-16-01
Boiler and Furnace Replacement Project Specifications

Prevailing Wage Rates
Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo is happening now!

The annual Book Bingo is back at the Sharon Public Library. We've got all new Bingo cards for the 
summer, and new prizes to win! Book Bingo runs from July 1st, 2016 through August 31st, 2016. If you want to participate, you can join at any time! Pick up a game card at the Sharon Public Library, or download and print one off the website today.
Tech Connect
Every other Tuesday, 11-11:45 am
Join librarian Miki Wolfe for hands-on tech instruction.


July 12th - Facebook, Part 2         
July 26th - Ebay & Etsy 101
Aug 9th - Open Tech Discussion  
August 23rd - Online Learning
September 6th - Selling on Ebay & Etsy
September 20th - LinkedIn 101  See poster
Library on Wheels - Are you homebound?

If you are a Sharon resident and are temporarily or permanently unable to visit the library in person due to injury, disability or other health problems, you may be able to receive home delivery of library materials through our new Library on Wheels program.
More information & registration form
Sharon History Digitized
We've begun digitizing parts of our historical collection to provide off-site access to the documents.  Thanks to funding provided by the Digital Commonwealth, we will be able to digitize more items every year.  Included in the first batch are Marsengold High School Yearbooks, William R. Mann diaries, Deborah Sampson items and lots more. Take a Look!
Who Needs Libraries? We All Do!

Watch video on YouTube.

New York Times Bestsellers

Alzheimer's Memory Kits
Do you know someone struggling with the effects of Alzheimer's or dementia? The Sharon Public Library has three Alzheimer's Memory Kits that you can borrow with your library card.

National Library of Medicine Resources:  Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Memory Loss
Chinese Language Resources - Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
Wellness in the Person with Dementia part 3 of 3
Jennifer Binckerhoff, MD - Be the CEO of Your Healthcare

Wellness in the Person with Dementia part 2 of 3
This program was cancelled due to illness of the speaker.  We will re-schedule this event. TBA
Dr. Jennifer Brinckerhoff from Orchard Cove will present Healthy Aging: A Geriatrician's Perspective.

Creating Meaningful Activities
Linda Einis presents part 3 of 3. Notes for Creating A Dementia-Friendly Home: Creating Meaningful Activities.

Clinical Trials - March 4
Attorney Heather Sawitsky notes on Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials Information from the National Library of Medicine
February 23 - Home Care Series
Notes: OC Linda Einis - Activities of Daily Living

February 16 Wellness in the Person with Dementia - part 1 of 3
Notes: Susan Flashner Fineman, MEd Vitalize Coach and Mindy Grodofsky-Gilmore, LICSW - Orchard Cove. Program will be presented at the Sharon Council on Aging, 219 Massapoag Avenue

Complete Program Schedule: AD, Dementia and Memory Loss
Program Brochure for the full series on Alzheimer's, Dementia and Memory Loss

January 28 Caring for the Caregiver
Fashion Show Information (the red scarf) (much of the clothing) (the clothing with zippers) (the pretty bag for walkers and wheelchairs)
And the canton resale shop—

January 12 - Adapting the Home Environment
Linda Einis - Workshop Notes
Resource Notes

January 7 - Caring for the Caregiver
 "Strategies for Successful, Supportive Family Meetings."

Habilitation Therapy
How to Create a Failure-Free Home Environment - Tara Flannigan December 8, 2015

Behavior as Communication: Using the Habilitation Model
Power Point Presentation - Caren Silverlieb, MMHS Director of Strategic Planning
                                             and Partnerships JCHE
Suggested Article on Elder Abuse - Caren Silverlieb

Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Memory Loss
Dr. Ruth Kandel's Notes from, "General Overview of Memory Loss, Various Forms of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease".
Power Point Presentation
Memory Disorders Clinic

Resources for Families Living with Dementia
Handouts for program no.2 in the Alzheimer's/Dementia series by Your Elder Care Experts - Joanne Peskowitz on Families Living with Dementia
Handout 1 ~ Handout 2 ~ Handout 3