Special Collections

Foreign Language Collections

We currently have books and ebooks in Russian, Chinese, and Hebrew, Portuguese and Hindi. The Foreign Language collections are located near our public-use computers, between our Adult Fiction and ESOL collections. E-books and e-magazines in foreign languages can be found through Overdrive (Libby) and Hoopla


Library of Things

Items must be picked up from and returned to the Circulation Desk.
Loan periods and overdue fees vary by item.
  
Some of the many non-traditional items available for patrons to check out are listed below.  A complete list is available in the Sharon Library catalog under "Library of Things - Sharon".  

Electronics and Technology

Kindle eReader - Loaded with popular fiction and non-fiction titles.

Roku - Watch on-demand movies and television shows with a Roku. All you need is a television set and a WiFi connection to watch hundreds of new releases.

Mobile Hotspot - With one of our T-Mobile hotspots, access the Internet from anywhere without a subscription.

  • Some web content filtered by default
  • Patrons must be 18 years or older and must sign a Borrower Agreement.
  • Funded by a grant program from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Universal FM Transmitter

Kill A Watt Kit

Bicycle Repair Kit

Smartphone Photography Tools Kit

Arts and Crafts

Sewing Machine and Sewing Kit

  • Funded by a grant, Sewing Threads of Diversity, from the Library Services and Technology Act, and administered through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Quilting Arm

Rigid Heddle Weaving Loom 

Crochet Kit and Knitting Kit - Complete with all the equipment including yarn generously donated by patrons. 

Calligraphy Kit

Science and Learning

Library Telescope

  • Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch Astro Reflector Telescope with a zoom telescope eyepiece.
  • Generously donated by the Aldrich Astronomical Society as part of their Library Telescope program.

Metal Detector

American Sign Language Kit

Braille Kit

Entertainment

Musical Instruments - includes tuner, case and a beginner's instruction book

Games and puzzles for all ages

Health and Well-Being

Alzheimer's and Dementia Memory Assistant Kit  

  • Includes Alzheimer's workbook, music CDs, picture and word cards, doll, puzzle, Nasco Pounding Board set

Alzheimer's Gel Lap Pad Kit

Wellness Kits from "All of Sharon: Community Conversations on Mental Health" grant program (2019)



Digitized Historical Collection
In 2014, the Sharon Public Library began digitizing parts of its historical collection to provide off-site access to these documents. Thanks to funding provided by the Digital Commonwealth, we will be able to continue expanding this resource over the next few years.

Sharon Advocate Online
 
Archived issues of Sharon Advocate are now available online. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide, Navigating the Sharon Digital Newspaper Archives.
 
Our thanks to Mass Humanities, the Sharon Community Preservation Act Fund and local funding for making this archive possible.