Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lil Folk Farm August 8 11am to 1pm

Lil Folk Farm traveling petting zoo will be at the Upton Library from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, August 8. We hope not to have any rain, but the animals will be here even if it drizzles a little.

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