Friday, May 14, 2021

No donations please

 Friends of the Upton Library are currently not able to accept donations.

Thank you for thinking of us, please hold your items until the Friends send a call for donations, or find another recipient.

Currently, Taft Library in Mendon is accepting donations until June 1.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Upton Library public computers now available

 Upton Library is now able to offer computer workstations for use by the public.

We have three computers available for walk-in use during our open hours, all with internet access, microsoft office and printing capabilities.

Computers can be used for 30 minute sessions, and our browsing time limit is also increased to 30 minutes.

Wipes and hand sanitizer are provided, we encourage patrons to clean to their comfort level before using the computers.

Fresh keyboards and mice are available on request.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Proposed Community Center Financial Info

This week, the Town of Upton is voting on a proposed new community center.

Town Meeting:  Saturday, May 8, 9am, Nipmuc Highschool.  Outdoors.  Rain Date Sat May 15.

Town Election: Tuesday, May 11, 7am-8pm, Town Hall.  Ballot Vote, early voting is available.

Voting information:  https://www.uptonma.gov/town-clerk/pages/2021-annual-town-election-voting-options

Information about the proposed community center:  https://www.uptonma.gov/community-center-building-committee

Financial Plan - These are the numbers that will be motioned at the Town Meeting.

Project cost:  $12,355,893

CPA funding for playground:  $520,000

Appropriate from Free Cash: $800,000

Borrow amount: $11,035,893

Length of loan: 25 years, each year the payments decline with year 1 being the highest payment

First year debt payment:  $660,000

Tax rate increase per $1,000:  $0.38

Increase to annual tax bill for an average assessed home of $450,000 :  $170

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Friends of Library Booksale - May 1 9am-2pm

 The Friends of the Upton Library annual booksale is today, May 1 from 9am to 2pm on the lawn behind the library!

Friday, April 30, 2021

Virtual Baby Sign Language

Upton Town Library is hosting a 4-week course for Virtual Baby Sign Language! These classes will be held via ZOOM on Fridays in May, from 9:30-10:15. Instructor Sheryl White, from Baby Kneads, will lead participants through eight different lessons to help strengthen connections with early communication skills. This course is limited to 12 caregivers with their children, and is geared to children 6 months to pre-verbal. Spots are still available, so visit our Event Calendar to register, http://uptonlibrary.org, or contact Children's Librarian, Lee Ann Murphy, for more information at lmurphy@cwmars.org. This event is generously sponsored by a grant from the Upton Cultural Council.