Mask Mandate in the library

All patrons above 2 years old, vaccinated or not, must wear a mask while in the library and in all municipal buildings. 

The Discovery of a Masterpiece

A Rodin sculpture lost to the art world since the 1930s

Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ. While she was cataloging the artwork housed inside the Hartley Dodge Memorial she uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930s.

Join us on November 2nd at 7PM via Zoom when Mallory will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece's provenance and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history. Register online here.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 848 9053 5083  Passcode: 826070

SPL Virtual Chess Club

Beginning Tuesday, October 12 and meeting regularly on Tuesdays -- from 4:30 - 5:30 PM. For ages 8 and up! All chess skill levels are welcome! Play other attendees in live online chess matches and learn chess strategy. We will have a bonafide chess instructor attending 50% of all meetings (every other Tuesday) to teach strategy and offer individualized guidance. Register online today!


Sewing Threads of Diversity Grant Project

Quilting for Beginners with Laura Rosenspan

Learn basic quilting techniques in this 8 class series. Once you register on the library website, you'll receive video links to the classes. In the end, you'll have made a quilt square!

Trip to the Fuller Craft Museum

As a culmination of this year-long grant, Laura Rosenspan will lead a tour of the Fuller Craft Museum on Sunday, September 26 at 2 pm. We will meet at the museum. Tickets are limited and registration is REQUIRED. Email Mary Claire at to register. Teens under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Understanding Reverse Mortgages

If you want a snapshot of how confusing the investment landscape can be, look no further than the wide range of opinions on Reverse Mortgages.  Yet despite what you may have heard, today's version of a Reverse Mortgage can be an incredibly powerful tool in your financial planning.  Please join us for this virtual program presented by Bill Greenfield of Wealth Bridge Advisory on Thursday, October 14th at 6:30 PM.  Please register online at our Eventkeeper Calendar page under the date. 
Zoom: Passcode: 836225

Fantasy Author Melissa Caruso

Please join the Friends of the Sharon Public Library via Zoom on Thursday, October 21st at 7 pm for the Friends Annual Meeting at 7 pm and meet local fantasy author, Melissa Caruso for a book discussion about her new book and other topics starting at 7:10 pm
Melissa Caruso is a fantasy author of books of magic, murder, machinations, and mayhem. Her debut novel, THE TETHERED MAGE (Orbit, 2017), was shortlisted for the Gemmell Morningstar Award and begins the Swords and Fire trilogy. Her second fantasy trilogy, Rooks and Ruin, begins with THE OBSIDIAN TOWER(Orbit, 2020) and continues with THE QUICKSILVERCOURT, forthcoming in October 2021 from OrbitBooks. She lives in Sharon, MA with her husband and two superlative daughters. More information at

The Friends of the Sharon Public Library will be holding its annual book sale this Fall. The Book collection begins October 25th and ends on November 9th. The Book Sale will be from Friday, November 12 through Sunday, November 14th. For more information: 


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:

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.

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.
  • 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.