Join the Friends of the Sharon Public Library for our first fundraiser of 2017
Paint Night at the Library
Guided by local artist Sangeeta Mehta
March 9, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Sharon Public Library Community Room
Cost: $35 for Friends members, $40 for non-members
Adults only. No refunds. Refreshments will be served.
Space is limited and registration is required! Registration opens on January 23. To register, present your check in-person at the Adult Circulation Desk by February 23.
In the event of inclement weather, the fundraiser will be held on March 23, 2017.
Book Drop will be open 24/7 in 2017
Got books, and not a lot of time? As of today, January 3, 2017, the Sharon Public Library book drop will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,* in order to make returning books more convenient
for library patrons.
If you choose to deposit your books in the book drop while the library is open, please be aware the book drop is emptied twice a day (once before opening and once in the afternoon). If books are mistakenly deposited into the book drop, they will not be retrieved until the next scheduled pickup time.
*The book drop will be closed in the event of bad weather, to prevent damage to library materials.
To start off the new year...
Check out 18 fiction and non-fiction staff picks that predict the future!
Veteran's Club Presents: Eyewitness the Pacific War - Day of Infamy
Please join the Sharon Public Library Veteran's Club to view and discuss the film: Eyewitness the Pacific War - Day of Infamy.
January 9, 2017 from 10:00-12 noon
Library Community Room
The documentary begins with the bombing of the American naval base at Pearl Harbor and then goes on to show how the war finally came to an end. Making use of interviews with historians and people who lived through these historic events, this film is part of the Eyewitness series of documentaries.
SPL staff picks...
The best book they read in 2016! Check out this and other reading recommendations on our Reader's Advisory page.
Started in 1999, National Novel Writing Month is a unique approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working toward the goal of writing a 50k novel by 11:59pm on November 30. To support our local "WriMos," Sharon Public Library has compiled a list of resources for writers, and is holding several "Come Write In" events throughout the month!
Visit nanowrimo.org for more information or to register as a participant. Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.
SPL staff picks...
15 books featuring feasts or banquets for the month of November! Check out this and other reading recommendations on our Reader's Advisory page.
Property Assessment information is available in the Library on the lower shelf of the Town of Sharon Materials. Please ask a staff member if you need help to locate them.
New at Sharon Public Library: Local Author Spotlight
Sharon Public Library is pleased to announce our first Local Author Spotlight, a special double-feature including Chuck Hogan and Pete Kahle!
Check out biographical information and book recommendations from each writer, plus an interview with Chuck Hogan, here! And of course, watch for more new Spotlights featuring other local authors each month.
Check out our newest database: Mango Languages!
For anyone looking to learn a new language or improve their speaking and reading comprehension in a secondary language, this database is for you! Mango Languages uses PhD-created and linguist-approved software designed to teach with real conversation in over 70 languages. Try it out today!
Did you know? The library has access to dozens of useful databases on this and many other topics! Browse our Databases to see what else is available.
Thank you to the Friends of Sharon Public Library!
Accepting new members!
To learn more about the Friends of the Sharon Public Library and the excellent work they do, visit friendsofsharonpubliclibrary.org!
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
Every other Tuesday, 11-11:45 am
Join librarian Miki Wolfe for hands-on tech instruction.
December 6th- New Device Roundtable
Interested in a new device purchase? Ask any questions at this informal roundtable.
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!