2017 Peggy Tuttle Award for Library Service Distinction
The library is currently accepting nominations for the third annual Peggy Tuttle Award for Library Service Distinction. The award recognizes an outstanding individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to support the mission of our library.
Last year, the award was presented to the book sale chair Diana Tremblay by library director Ryan Donovan. This year, the award will be presented at the start of Southborough's 2017 Annual Town Meeting.
Nominations will close March 1, 2017. Library staff, Friends of the Southborough Library members, volunteers, and former/current library trustees are all eligible, as are members of the Southborough community who have made a substantial impact on library services within the last five years. This award is made possible with funding from the Southborough Library Fund. Please make a donation today to support the award for future years.
The Southborough Library is pleased to announce that a grant from the Southborough Community Fund, a fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, has been awarded for children’s programming. The funds are to be used to provide a series of art based workshops and programs for children between the ages of three and twelve.
Included in this series will be multiple classes from the Museum of Fine Arts, several workshops from Central Massachusetts bases Art to Gogh, one of which is a four week class for elementary school students, and drop-in art workshops run by Southborough’s Bigelow Center for the Arts.
Southborough Community Fund, a fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, promotes a spirit of philanthropic giving to help enhance the quality of life for all Southborough residents now, and for the future. SCF is a grantmaking source of funding to support our community needs and opportunities, and provide ways for donors to give back to our community. For more information, visit www.foundationformetrowest.org/southborough.
Public Safety Building Open Forum - 1/26/17 @ 7:00 PM
The Public Safety Study Committee will hold an information session for all residents about the upcoming proposed Town Meeting warrant articles to construct a new Public Safety Facility for the Police and Fire Departments.
The forum will be held at the library on a Thursday evening, January 26, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
The focus of this session will be to answer any questions from the public about the proposed building project.
Questions that residents would like addressed can be submitted in advance on the Committee's website: http://www.southboroughtown.com/public-safety-study-committee.
Raising Digital Natives - Wednesday, Feb. 1 @ 7:00 PM
Join us on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 PM for a great program that will teach parents how to help their child manage his/her digital footprint and maintain privacy and knowing when to unplug.
Media expert Devorah Heitner, PhD, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children. Dr. Heitner founded Raising Digital Natives to help schools and organizations cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship.
Dr. Heitner's book, Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (& Survive) in the Digital Age is a guide for parents.
This program is sponsored by Southborough Youth and Family Services, Southborough Village Preschool, and Friends of the Southborough Library