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Update on Library Status: March 30, 2020

Sharon Public Library
1. The library continues to be closed until further notice.  The book drop is open and emptied daily.   You may return items but please do not put donations in the book drop.  

2. Program & meeting spaces
All programs have been cancelled and meeting spaces will not be available until further notice. 

3. Return items:
During the time that we are closed due to Covid-19, the Sharon Public Library is waiving all fines so patrons won't accrue any late fees. Patrons can access our electronic materials remotely. You will be able to access remotely on a temporary basis thanks to Proquest. All holds will be suspended until the library reopens.

4. Remote access while the library is closed
Please utilize electronic resources like Overdrive/Libby, hoopla digital, and RBdigital Magazines to access library materials from the comfort of your home.

Check here or on our Facebook page for additional updates; or, email

Old Colony Library Network Updates

1. Effective as of Monday March 27, all items with due dates after February 28 had been extended to May 4, in keeping with the current plan to reopen schools.
2. The practice of canceling holds older than 18 months will be suspended. 

Patron unblocked access to E-content has been extended indefinitely.

Stuck at Home & Missing the Library?

Kids and families are encouraged to check out our Youth Services site pages for guided challenges, Image result for happy kid clipartawesome resources, and more! Keep checking back as Miss Jessica and Miss Allison continue to post activity ideas and links to help our community's families stay busy and de-stress. 


Staff Book Reviews

While the library is closed during the COVID-19 crisis, we recognize that individuals and families alike are stuck inside. We hope, however, that you're reading to combat cabin fever! To inspire and entertain our (much missed) patrons during this time, staff will be sharing reviews of what we have been reading while stuck at home. Click here to enjoy. 

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.


One Book One Town Announces 2020 Book and Programs

OBOT announces their 2020 Book: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline 
Author program event: This event has been canceled.

Other program events:
  • Museum of Fine Arts Tour - This event has been canceled.
  • 2020 Art Challenge  - Topic: A Piece of MY World. Deadline for submissions: May 4, 2020. Date and venue of display TBD.
    2020 Annual Writing Contest - Topic: A Piece of MY World. Deadline for submissions: May 4, 2020. Date and venue of readings TBD.

To register and pay for events click here


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.