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Friends of the Library - COW PATTY BINGO
Please join us for Cow Patty Bingo as we help celebrate the 85th birthday of Crescent Ridge.
On Saturday August 5th, the cow enters the field at 1:00 pm. 

How does this work?
  • You purchase a ticket for a numbered square on a field with at least 900 squares.
  • A cow is let loose on the field. If she makes a deposit on your square, you win 50% of the money raised through raffle ticket sales.
  • You do not have to be present to win.
  • Mooooooor details at:

Crime TV as seen on the BBC!
Check out these great crime TV series, available on DVD at the library...

Did you know the Sharon Public Library has over 55 different crime series, as seen on the BBC, PBS, and other networks?
We've had so many requests we put together a PDF that lists all the series, and it's linked to the OCLN catalog, so it's easy to place holds on those titles that interest you! Check one out from the library today!

Crime TV As Seen on the BBC

Adult Summer Reading: Book Bingo & Where's Stella?

Do you believe that summer reading is just for kids? Think again! Our Adult Summer Reading is back this year with Book Bingo 2017 plus an all-new ongoing program called Where's Stella?

Book Bingo will begin on July 1st. Bingo cards will be available at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Anyone can play! Join anytime before August 31st. This year's prizes include gift certificates to Ward's Berry Farm and Crescent Ridge! The complete rules and ways to enter can be found on the back of the Bingo cards.


Where's Stella? is a fun ongoing program brought you by the library, the Sharon Advocate and SharonTV. Beginning July 1st, SharonTV and the Sharon Public Library Facebook page will kick off the program with a photo of Stella the Skunk that was taken somewhere in the Sharon community.

Participants should study the photograph carefully, then fill out a form online or in-person at the Circulation Desk to guess where Stella is. All correct guesses will be put into a prize drawing to take place at the end of the summer.

Every week of the library's Summer Reading program, SharonTV and the Advocate will publish a new and different photograph. Participants are welcome to submit a new guess for each photograph. One guess per patron per week, please.

In short: Watch for photographs, submit guesses, and win prizes (and eternal bragging rights). Good luck!

Middle School Summer Reading
Attention Sharon Middle and High School Students! Summer reading materials are now available. SMS books can be found on the lower level, and SHS books can be found by the front door.
Click here for more info.
Hoopla is here!

We are excited to announce the availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need is a valid Sharon Public Library card!
Sharon Public Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit  to begin enjoying thousands of titles available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.
Try it today!
Check it Out: Local Author Spotlight

Check out the library's ongoing Local Author Spotlight, including biographical information, interview, and book recommendations from a different local author 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.
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. Find out more about our homebound delivery service.
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

Construction Grant approved and wait listed
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners have announced construction grant awards.  For this grant round, thirty-three libraries applied for construction grants through the MBLC’s construction program. With the current funding, 9 were awarded provisional grants, and the rest were added to the waitlist. Funding will be given to the waitlisted libraries as it becomes available either through the existing bond bill or a future bond authorization.   The Town of Sharon is on the waitlist at number 6.  
You can see the libraries who received grants and the dollar amounts here.

Library Construction Grant Information

The Massachusetts Public Library Construction Grant has been submitted to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and it was awarded.  The Library is #6 on the wait list, after the 9 provisional library projects have been completed. 
For more information on the grant.
Check out the new design of the library


Youth Summer Reading Programs

Are you and your kids looking for something to do this summer? There's no better place to go than the Sharon Public Library! We have tons of programs throughout July and August for children and young adults, including Family Storytimes, Life Prep for Young Adults, Fran Flynn's Family Fun Magic Show, workshops with comic artist Rachel Maguire, movie screenings, and more!

And of course, keep an eye on our Event Calendar for the most recent updates and program announcements.

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