• Stay Connected to the Library!


    Stay in touch with your library!

          One way to stay informed with what's happening at the library is to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter! You can learn about featured library events and even see what the staff is reading.
     
  • Library Seed Exchange 2021 - Next Steps


    Library Seed Exchange 2021 Next Steps   The summer months mean that it is time once again to collect seeds from your plants and flowers! The library will happily store these seeds to use in our ongoing Seed Exchange - simply bring them in with you to the library! Steps:

     1. Cut flower head with scissors or a knife.
     2. Collect the ripe seeds from the flower head and place on waxed paper.
     3. Allow the seeds to dry for about a week.
     4. Clean the seeds by removing any husks 
      for pods.
      5. Place seeds in an envelope and seal. 
      6. Sow the seeds in spring and share.
       
       Contact Pat Ellis at 508-485-5031 or pellis@southboroughma.com with questions, comments, or concerns.
  • Town Meeting Handout: 2020 Year in Review


    Library Year 2020 in Review   The Southborough Library has been a busy place this year despite challenges from the pandemic. While closed for patrons coming in to the library, we stepped up to put out 12,091 curbside pick ups, fill 76 book bundle requests, and answer 129 online chats.

       The library also led a variety of virtual programs for all ages with 107 offered for children, 60 for adults, and 31 for teens. Patrons borrowed a whopping 66,973 items in 2020 with 83% books, 10% being DVDS and 5% CDS. Meanwhile 21,256 e-books circulated as well. For more info on our stats for 2020, click for the two-sided printable flier.
  • Summer Reading 2021


    Summer Reading 2021   The Southborough Library is excited for another fun summer with all programs outside together with you! The theme for this year's Summer Reading is "Tails and Tales." We see many animals around us every day many of whom have tails as well as stories to tell! Summer Reading with the library is all about reading anything you like as well as coming together to share stories. Register for Summer Reading using this form link: bit.ly/2021RegSummerRead. Each child should register separately.

       Need more information? Call the library at 508-485-5031 or Children’s Room directly at 508-281-8989.  Email Kim at kivers@southboroughma.com.
  • Teen Summer Reading Challenge


    Library Seed Exchange 2021   Patrons ages 13-19 can now participate in the library's Teen Summer Reading Challenge. It will run from July 1st to August 25th. The challenge is to read 15 books this summer. When you complete the challenge,  claim a free book or a 3D printed item in the Teen Room with library associate Marianna Sorensen! Sign up for the challenge using this Google Form: bit.ly/SBLIBteenread2021​ and log reading time using the Beanstack app.

       Also for teens on Tuesday, August 3rd, between 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, visit the Southborough Library Teen Room to pick up your own small seed starting kit! Pick up a packet of remaining seeds from the Library Seed Exchange along with a 3-D printed seed pot in the Teen Room downstairs. *while giveaway supplies last

  • Access Consumer Reports with your Library Card


    click to access Consumer Reports   The Southborough Library is offering access to a new online resource! With a valid library card, Consumer Reports can be accessed online from home through the library's website. Users can read reviews, ratings, and recommendations of a huge array of items, services, stores, and systems. News articles on recent developments are available for browsing.

       The online magazine also offers buying guides with suggestions and precautions to keep in mind. One key feature is "Build & Buy Car Buying Service" to help narrow down the right new or used car available in the area. Explore additional research databases by clicking here, or access Consumer Reports directly here: bit.ly/sblibCReports.

     
  • Lifecycle of Seeds on 08/16/21 at 7:00 PM


    Lifecycle of SeedsPresented by the Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens, the library is excited to offer additional and convenient online programs this summer as part of the popular DIG IN! Garden Information Series.

       You can click here to register and learn how to become an expert gardener! Learn all about sowing, harvesting, and storing seeds. Presentation deals with all types of seed starting like which seeds to harvest and how to store them to add to your sustainable life. 

       This series of programs is made possible with grant funding from the LSTA distributed by the MBLC.