The first Southwick Library was established in 1891 and a purpose built building was built shortly thereafter and used until 1999 when the current building opened. The "old" library building is still located on College Highway at the intersection with Granville Road. It is not currently open to the public but is still owned by the Town of Southwick.
The current building (at 95 Feeding Hills Road) was dedicated in the fall of 1998 and opened to the public in February 1999. The building was built with community support including volunteer labor. For more information contact the Reference Desk at the Library. Currently Southwick is celebrating 120 years of public library service in the community.
On July 23, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. the Library hosted an event to commerate 120 years of service to the community with area leaders, entertainment for children and refreshments. For a list of officials that attended click here. This document also provides a more detailed history of library services in Southwick. In addition to the officials listed in the document most of the Library Trustees attended.
About the Library:
As a Mass. Public Library it is open to the public including non-residents of the Town. Visitors to the area can use the Library resources. For information on obtaining a Library Card contact the Circulation Desk at the Library or call (413) 569-1221.
The Southwick Public Library is a free Wi-Fi hotspot the first free hotspot in Town. In addition if you don't have your W-Fi enabled device the Library has computers available for public use. For more information contact the Reference Desk at 569-1221.
Currently (January 16, 2019) the Library has an opening for a part-tome position 18 hours per week with NO benefits. For more details click here.
Strategic Plan 2014 - 2018
(January 16, 2019) A new Strategic Plan has been prepared and approved by the Library Board of Trustees and the Mass Board of Commissioners (MBLC) staff. To read a copy visit the Library pages on the town website.
To read the new Strategic Plan click here. It is a large file (more than 7 mb) in pdf format.
The following services are available subject to State of MA funding. Funding by the State is subject to an annual appropriation from the State Legislature.
Braille and Talking Books resources:
For information on braille and talking books and newspapers contact the Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library. Call (800) 852-3133 or (617) 972-7240 or visit the website at www.perkinslibrary.org Funding is provided by the State of MA. for this service.
The Library has a large selection of fiction and non-fiction books in large print format. Ask a member of the staff for the Large Print area.
Art Exhibit Schedule For information on the art on display click here to view the current issue of Library Links.
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