Sharon Public Library

People from all faiths and backgrounds use the Sharon Public Library (SPL) for books, access to the internet, and as a quiet place to read and study. SPL has one of the largest book circulations in the Old Colony Library Network.

On any given day, the Children’s Room is bustling with young people and parents. ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Language) classes bring Sharon’s newer residents from many different countries to the library for conversation and learning. These classes help make the library a welcoming place for recent immigrants and offer them opportunities to engage with other local residents. SPL recently established a collection of Russian language books, and the library’s staff welcomes requests from community members for other language resources. The annual One Book, One Town Sharon Reads Together Program engages the entire community to read a book selection and attend presentations, discussions, and movies related to the book.

Collaboration with SPN: SPL is a major sponsor and supporter of SPN programs, and SPN, in turn, supports library programs to engage the larger community. The library hosts SPN’s multicultural film series, and SPN has collaborated with the One Book, One Town Program in it’s film selections. SPL was one of the venues for “Sharon’s Many Tradition’s Photo Exhibit.” In 2011, the library hosted the Mass Memories Road Show and SPN volunteers helped plan and publicize this event.

In keeping with it’s vision “to promote the free exchange of ideas” and to serve the needs of all members of the community, SPL embraces the ideals of a democratic society and fosters civic engagement for all members of the community. These values also are reflected in SPN’s work.

Web: www.sharonpubliclibrary.org and http://onebookonetown.org/

Phone: 781-784-1578

Address: 11 North Main Street Sharon, MA 02067

Contact:Lee Ann Amend, Director

E-mail:lamend@ocln.org