This is an unofficial website for the Southwick, MA Public Library. It is not funded by town funds or town funded staff. It serves as a supplement to the official town website and library pages on that site. To access the town website visit: southwickma.org
For information on the library click on any of the tabs at the top of the page for related information. Library Links the monthly newsletter of the library provides information on current events, programs and activities at the library.
Southwick is a residential community in the western part of the state with a 2010 population of 9,502 according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census. For more information on the town visit the official town website or southwickma.info an unofficial site with information and links to information for residents, businesses and potential new residents and businesses.
We hope you are as excited as we are! We will reopen July 13 to our normal hours. However, since we have to mind the number of patrons in the building, we are offering browsing and computer use by appointment. You will have a 1 hour window when you make an appointment. Please tell us if anyone will be accompanying you as this will count as another person. To make your appointment, give us a call! 413-569-1221. We are here this week to answer phones and provide curbside services: Monday 10-6, Tuesday 10-5, Wednesday 10-6, Thursday and Friday 10-5. Next week, we resume our normal summer hours.
Curbside pickup will continue to be offered even after we open.
(June 21, 2020) The Library is currently providing material with curbside pickup. Call the Library at (413) 569-1221 or visit the Facebook page for more information. currently there is no statewide book sharing delivery.
(June 21, 2020) The Library budget for 2021 has been approved at the recent Annual Town Meeting. This will allow the Library to continue to provide service to the public.
(May 18, 2020) Click here for an update on the Library. The book drop opens Saturday. The Library will restart "curb pickup" on June 1.
May 7, 2020) The Library continues to be closed in accordance with Executive Orders from the Governor and Southwick Select Board requirements. The Library Director and staff are planning for Summer Reading and other activities once the facility reopens. Public Wi-Fiis available in the parking lot and electronic resources are available as well as the Facebook page.
(April 29, 2020) The Governor has announced that the stay at home effort will continue until May 18. The Library is expected to open on or after that date. Details from the Library later in the month of May.
(April 18, 2020) For those looking for the April issue of Library Links sorry but there is no April issue. Since the Library is offering no live in person events there is nothing to report. Once the Library has reopened activities can be scheduled.
April 8, 2020) The Library Board of Trustees will NOT hold it's regular monthly meeting for April.
The Library is closed until May 4, 2020 as per state and local orders.
(March 23, 2020) The Library is closed until April 7, 2020. This information will be updated as necessary. The link below will keep you informed.
(March 20, 2020) For the latest information about the Library and available online resources click here.
Talking about young people, author Salman Rushdie said:
No shortage of book readers ... reading online or a book is not either or.
Source: WTIC-AM radio interview on 6/14/08 about 8:25 a.m. discussing his new book.
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