The Staff, Trustees, and Friends of the Library wish our custodian Gary Kamp the very best in his retirement.  We will all miss you.  Hope you enjoy many winning golf games and enjoy your next life's chapter. 











 

Reflecting On Varsity Blues, Two Years Later

Listen to an insightful Zoom presentation on the college admission scandal known as 'varsity blues' presented by former US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and Sharon resident, Andrew Lelling, followed by a question and answer period.  

Monday: May 10, 2021, at 7 p.m. via Zoom 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMof-Gopj4qH9yD_Cqm_VdmSZOb9OGw1dA9
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

To read more about Attorney Lelling and his famous cases: 
https://www.friendsofsharonpubliclibrary.org/events.html 

This presentation is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Sharon Public Library and the Sharon Public Library


Now live at the Sharon Public Library, Gale Presents: Udemy is an online learning platform for everyone who wants to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest like coding. Users can search through more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills.
 

Friends of the Sharon Public Library



Friends of the Library fundraiser: Gifts of Skin Care.  Products for dry, cracked, rough skin.  Samples are in the library lobby if you would like to try them out. For More information 

https://www.friendsofsharonpubliclibrary.org/




 

Introducing Film Flicks!


Enjoy an at-home movie marathon with one of our Film Flights!

Choose a genre and we'll select 3 great films for you. Pick them up at the Circulation Desk or via Curbside Pickup, and enjoy the show! Genres include: Action, Comedy, Horror, Indie, Mystery, Romance, and SciFi.
Email mwolfe@ocln.org or call 781-784-1578 to request your Film Flight today.


 

Now introducing... LibFix!



Don't want to browse the shelves, but want some new materials? Check out our new "LibFix" service for patrons of all ages! Whether you want 1 title or a whole bundle of 5 titles on a topic of your choice, our collection experts are ready to hand-select items to suit your unique reading and/or watching interests! Get started here: tinyurl.com/spl-libfix

Please note: We will do our best to accommodate your interests with what is currently available at the Library. We hope you will discover some new favorites through this service! After each LibFix, you'll have the opportunity to provide us with feedback, so that we can further hone our understanding of your reading/watching tastes.

Once you've received notification that your items are ready for pickup, please follow our Curbside Pickup instructions (above) and select a time slot to pick up your LibFix.
 
Please limit your request to 1 LibFix per patron each time. LibFixes are available for books/audiobooks or DVDs.

OBOT Program Listing

One Book One Town has announced its selection for 2021.  

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali.
They will hold virtual events only.  See OBOT website for more information

Sharon Public Library: Returns to full evening hours first week of March

The Sharon Public Library will return to full evening hours as of the first week of March.  Along with our other regular hours, we will be open Tuesday through Thursday evenings. 

The library will continue with the distancing and other safety requirements including 1-hour browsing and computer use with a 25% building capacity of 40 patrons at one time.  
  • Don't forget to register weekly for a "Curbside Craft" kit for teens/tweens or a "Take and Make" craft kit for children ages 3-8! We also have Adult themed packets available. 
  • Use our Curbside Pickup service as an alternative. The Library will continue to offer our popular Curbside Pickup service as an easy, safe, and efficient way to get library materials from us to you. Simply place items on hold via our Catalog; then, after you get a notification that they are ready, schedule an appointment time through our Library Calendar to come to pick them up. They'll be waiting for you, already checked out to your account and bundled together, on a cart outside the Library's lower level.
  • Keep an eye on the Library's website, Facebook, and weekly newsletter for further updates. These channels also include news and announcements about upcoming virtual programs, services, and what's going on at the Library generally.

These modifications to our operations will continue until Governor Baker eases restrictions in the state of Massachusetts. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
 
    The Friends of the Sharon Public Library are accepting Books only which can be dropped off at the Sharon Shaw's Plaza in the book collection bins.  Donation guidelines 
For more information please see friendsofsharonpubliclibrary.org 
                                            

Now introducing... Creativebug!

Sharon Public Library is pleased to offer a new database to our cardholders: Creativebug, which offers thousands of arts and crafts workshops by top artists and designers, plus downloadable recipes, patterns, and more!

Find your next project and get crafting today by visiting our Consumer & Home Arts databases page!

Temporary Remote Access to Ancestry.com!

Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely through June 30, 2021, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Click here for temporary remote access through our databases page.

Instructions:
Follow the link to our Genealogy Databases page (above). Click on the link for temporary remote access. You will be taken to our Catalog; log in using your Sharon Public Library card number and PIN ('ocln' is the standard assigned PIN for SPL cards). Click on the Ancestry.com logo (Ancestry Library Edition) under the words "Access Ancestry." Only Sharon residents will be able to access this service. If you have questions or need help, call 781-784-1578 x1422 or use our Ask a Librarian function.

Online & Remote Access Tools Through SPL

If you are practicing social distancing, self-isolation, or simply exercising due caution, the Library can help you stay connected and safe through our online and remote access tools:
  • Overdrive and its corresponding free app, Libby, allow users to borrow and read or listen to e-books and e-audiobooks on their computers, phones, tablets, or other devices. Get started on your computer by visiting Overdrive and signing in using your library card and PIN (the standard PIN is "ocln"); or by downloading Libby onto the device of your choice for free.
  • RBdigital Magazines gives patrons free access to new and back issues of dozens of popular magazines. To use this service, visit RBdigital Magazines and sign in or make a free account. Or, download the RBdigital app (Apple, Android, Kindle Fire).
  • The New York Times is available for free online. To access it, visit the Library's catalog and click "New York Times" on the left-hand sidebar. Click "Redeem" next to the digital access code provided, then sign in or create a free account. When your code runs out after 72 hours, simply get a new one by following this process again.
  • Hoopla provides limited streaming access to movies, TV shows, e-books, e-audiobooks, and more. Access it through the hoopla website or by downloading the hoopla app (Apple, Android) and sign in or create an account using your library card number. Please note: SPL has a limit of 2 borrows per month for hoopla users.
Need assistance? Have questions? Check out our Help & Support page.

Still stuck after that? Contact our Reference Team through our Ask a Librarian tool.

 

Did you know that SPL is offering Curbside Pickup Services?



                                    

It's an easy, safe, and efficient way to get your Library materials! Here's how it works:
 
1) Place your holds online via the OCLN catalog, or by calling 781-784-1578. If you call the library, please be aware it may take time for library staff to respond. Phone lines will be busy, and staff will be managing operations in the building simultaneously. We thank you in advance for your patience.
 
2) Wait until you receive a notice that your materials are ready; then, select a time slot for curbside delivery at the library's Eventkeeper calendar. You will be required to select a specific time for pickup of library materials. If you need to pick up your library materials within an hour of registering for curbside pickup, please call the library after you register so that library staff can have the materials ready when you arrive.
 
3) Please arrive on time to your curbside delivery time. The library staff member will leave your library materials on the available cart. You may exit your vehicle and retrieve your materials. They will already be checked out to you. 
 
 Please observe all social distancing requirements as you collect your materials; and make sure that you are taking the correct bag (with your name on it), as there may be more than one bag of materials on the table at times.
 
For all other questions, please refer to the SPL Curbside Delivery FAQ. And thank you in advance for helping to make curbside delivery safe for staff and patrons alike!

Introducing Wowbrary!

Would you like to hear about bestsellers, movies, music, and audiobooks almost as soon as they arrive here at the library? We are excited to offer free Wowbrary email alerts that showcase our newest items each week.
Wowbrary alerts are free and do not require a library card. Sign up or learn more.