Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Summer Events Begin

Summer is almost here, and that means it is time to sign up for the Upton Town Library Summer Reading program!
Children of all ages can sign up for the program starting June 13 and receive their reading bag with reading log, bookmark and a schedule of all our summer events.

On June 20 at 6pm, join us at Nipmuc Highschool for the Little Red Wagon theater troupe performing classic Aesop's Fables.  This event will be out doors if the weather is nice, so bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a great evening!  Friends of the Upton Library will have pizza slices and other refreshments for sale.

Return of the Treasure Chest!
Starting June 20, the famous treasure chest will be back at the Upton Library.  All children are eligible to choose a small prize from the treasure chest.  We encourage parents to set reading goals for their children and use the treasure chest as a weekly reward.

Red Cross Babysitting / First Aid class
For children ages 11-15, become a certified babysitter along with pediatric first aid training from the American Red Cross.  This class will be held on Friday, June 23 at the Upton Library from 9am-4:30pm.
Pre-registration required and Tuition fee of $140 must be paid.  Checks can be made payable to Upton Town Library.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Changes at the Library

You may have noticed that we are making some changes at the Upton Library.
We are currently shifting some of our collections and re-allocating space to accommodate some new services starting at the library this summer.
Detailed announcements will be made in June and July, but here is a preview:

Hours changing to:  Tues, Weds, Thurs 10am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Our Saturday hours will be slightly shorter and Friday hours longer.  This will make our hours more consistent, less confusing, and give more time to our Friday afternoon patrons.

Our Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery and Science Fiction collections are now all located together on the right side of the library.
Putting these collections together will allow us to free up space in the back gathering room to hold evening events, and create a quiet study room that can be reserved by students, tutors and other groups.

The TV Show collection has moved to between the DVD movies and the Nonfiction collection, moving it will give us space on the left wall for two more public computer workstations.

I apologize for any inconvenience if your favorite authors are now on a new shelf, or have been removed from the collection and need to be accessed by interlibrary loan.  Continually adjusting our collection is one way the library is attempting to expand library services in limited space.
Bear with us as we go through the adjustment process in June.

Look for our summer schedule of new evening events which will be posted soon!
  -Matthew Bachtold, Upton Town Library

Monday, April 10, 2017

Upton Library April Events

Tues, April 18, 1pm Intergenerational Native American Music program featuring Craig Harris.  Native American drumming, music and history.  Join us at the Upton Senior Center for this all ages event.

Sat, April 22, 2pm - Demonstration of Bharata Natyam - classical dance from Southern India, that combines beautiful steps, storytelling and hand positions.  Presented at the Upton Library by local dance instructor Anine Singh-de Grood.  Interactive and suitable for children.

Sat, April 29, 9am to 1pmSpring Booksale – Thousands of books on all subjects from paperback fiction to gardening and history.  $2 hardcovers, $1 paperbacks, 50cent children’s books.  Friends of the Library totebags on sale for $5, stuff your tote with booksale items for $20.  Held on the library lawn, in case of poor weather, sale will be held inside the library.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Young Scientists STEM Program at Upton Town Library: Ages 3-6

Spring Young Scientists STEM Program at Upton Town Library: Ages 3-6

Upton Town Library will once again team up with YFCP and STEM Beginnings to re-launch the Young Scientists STEM program for preschoolers this spring with six all-new sessions, which are scheduled for May 4, 18, 25, and  June 1, 8, 15, 2017, between 10:30am to 11:30am. This program accommodates up to 12 children and is suggested for ages 3 to 6; younger siblings are welcome and registration is required. If you are interested in registering please call the library at 508-529-6272 or email Nicole at