Special Collections at the Sharon Public Library
Sharon Advocate online
Navigating the Sharon Digital Newspaper Archive online.
Thanks to Mass Humanities and the Sharon Community Preservation Act Funding and local funding, the Sharon Public Library has been able to digitize the Sharon Advocate and some of the earlier Sharon newspapers. There is a gap in the years 1920-1939 when the Sharon Advocate Newspaper burned down and these years were lost. The Sharon Public Library has the largest collection of Sharon Newspapers and through this funding, we are able to make them available online for you.
Foreign Language Collections
We currently have books and ebooks in Russian, Chinese, and Hebrew. These collections continue to expand, and soon we hope to add additional materials in Portuguese and Hindi as well.
The Foreign Language collections are located in the Reference Room near our public-use computers.
Alzheimer's & Dementia Resources
Do you know someone who is suffering the effects of Alzheimer's or dementia? Find information, resources, and support in this Special Collection, located behind the Reference Desk just before the YA section.
Resources for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs
In the Library, books related to persons with special needs are found under the call numbers:
- 371.8 through 371.9
- 616.85 through 616.89
We also maintain a comprehensive online resource page with links to local, state, and federal organizations, medical information resources, and more for those seeking additional support.