Fall Storytime

It’s nearly autumn, and that means Miss Debbie’s Fall Storytime! Storytime will kick off on September 25th and run until November 1st. The schedule will be as follows.

Monday @ 10:00 am: ages 15 months to 2 years.

Monday @ 1:00 pm: ages 3 to 5.

Tuesday @ 4:00 pm:  ages 3 to 5.

Tuesday @ 6:00 pm: ages 5 to 7.

Wednesday @ 10:00 am: ages 2 to 4.

Call the library at 508-476-2695 if you want to know more. Registration is required.

Chess Club Returns!

Fall is pretty much here (maybe not technically, but just look outside), and Professor Jerry Williams is rearing and ready to ramp up our raucous chess club after our summer hiatus. Chess club will commence on September 12, and will occur every Tuesday. Please note that the time will be different this year: 5:45 – 7:45 pm. All school-aged children are welcome to come join the rowdy fun.

Music and Movement Enrichment Series

Join us this fall for Deb Hudgins’s “Sing and Swing Pre-K Music and Movement” program. There will be:

  • Singing!
  • Dancing!
  • Fun!
  • Guitar Music!
  • Rhythm Instruments!
  • Stories!
  • Fun Props like parachutes, beanbags, and scarves!
  • Wow!

The program will run for six weeks at the library from September 19 to October 24, every Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to join the fun. We won’t make you participate, but you can dance if you want to. You can leave your friends behind. Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance well they’re no friends of mine.¬†

Registration is greatly appreciated: please email or call 508-476-2695.

This program is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a grant program funded by the MA Department of Early Education & Care and administered by the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. For more info, visit and or call YFCP at 508-865-5920.

Part Time Library Assistant Position Available

Library Assistant, Simon Fairfield Public Library in Douglas, MA
The Simon Fairfield Public Library seeks a part time library assistant to staff the circulation desk on Thursday evenings and every fourth Saturday. We pride ourselves on offering a congenial, laid-back, but efficient atmosphere for our patrons and staff. We encourage applicants who will thrive in such an atmosphere.

Part time. Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 8 pm and every 4th Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. There are occasional opportunities to pick up additional hours to substitute for other staff.

High school diploma;
One year of work experience;
Experience with ILS software is preferred, but applicants who can demonstrate a high level of comfort and proficiency with software will also be considered.

Performs circulation duties including but not limited to checking materials in and out, receiving and recording money collected, answering the telephone, and making copies;
Understands databases and how to answer or refer routine reference questions;
Gives directional information to patrons;
Assists patrons in locating materials;
Participates in processing materials;
Makes repairs to materials;
Makes recommendations to the library director on relevant issues and problems that arise at the circulation desk;
Performs other duties as required.

Work Environment
Works under direct supervision of the Library Director;
The employee is alone on the circulation desk most of the time, working in tandem with a page to oversee library operations;
Interacts with the general public;
Operates standard office equipment.

$14.06 per hour

How to Apply:
Please fill out an employment application and email it, along with a resume and any other desired documents, to Justin Snook at Applications submitted by September 17 will be considered. The Town of Douglas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Reading Reschedule

Deb is unable to be at the library this week, so we are extending the Summer Reading Program, so our finale events will be postponed until next week. Justin will lead storytimes as scheduled today at 10 and 1. Tomorrow night’s storytime will be cancelled. On Wednesday morning, we will be watching Moana in the programming room. Deb will return next week to finish off the storytimes and do the picnic finale. We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope you enjoy the extra week of Summer Reading. Updated dates are as follows:

August 14th: Storytimes with Justin at 10am and 1pm.

August 16th: Moana at the library at 10:30am.

August 21: Storytimes with Deb at 10am and 1pm.

August 22: Storytime with Deb at 6pm.

August 23: Summer Reading Grand Picnic Finale at 10:30am.