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.
February: Love Your Library Month
February is the month to Love Your Library. If you donate food, we will waive library fines from February 1st to February 28th, 2017.
Southborough patrons may bring non-perishable items to pay off fines. The items will be donated to the Southborough Food Pantry.
Fees for lost, damaged or interlibrary loan materials cannot be waived. Bring food items to the Main Floor Circulation Desk or to the Children's Room during regular library hours.
If you've lost the item, all you will be responsible for is the replacement cost, no late fees! We want you back at the library... and our materials, too! Suggested items needed; laundry detergent, dish soap, toothbrushes, quarter size freezer bags, and any cereal.
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.
Planning Southborough's Technology Use - 2/23 @ 7 PM
The Town of Southborough needs to make better use of technology, both for citizen services and for its operations. An article at the March 8 Town Meeting would establish a standing town committee to generate and maintain a five-year rolling strategic plan for all technology uses by the town and would oversee its implementation. This is a brief presentation on the article, with plenty of time for questions.
An article at the March 8 Special Town Meeting would establish a standing committee that would be responsible for creating a rolling five-year Strategic Plan for the Town's technologies across all government entities, and would ensure consistent interpretation and execution of that plan. This replaces the existing "ad-hoc Municipal Technology Committee", which has a limited charter and has outlived its usefulness. The new committee would work in collaboration with the various government entities that use and propose technologies. It would report on the plan to the Town Meeting and advise Town Meeting on proposed expenditures for technology.
Presentation will take place Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 PM.