Wild Reads at Southworth Library – “The ADULT Version”

June 12, 2008

Summer Reading Punch Card

This summer, for the first time, adults and young adults are invited to join a summer reading club at Southworth Library. The theme this summer is “Wild Reads at the Dartmouth Library.” To participate, just fill out a short registration form at the library, pick up a punch card, and start reading. For every 30 minutes that you read, mark off an X on your punch card. When you have read for 6 hours and marked off all 12 Xs, print your name and phone number on the card and drop it into our Wild Reads container. Cards will be drawn from the container to award restaurant gift certificates to lucky summer readers. You may enter a card for every 6 hours of reading, including reading newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, etc. Keep track of your reading this summer and the library may treat you to dinner!


Return Your Books in the Town Hall Book Drop

March 3, 2008

Town Hall Book Drop

You can return your library books in the book drop in front of the Dartmouth Town Hall on Slocum Rd. This book drop was purchased with a grant and is a replacement for the book drop at the North Dartmouth Branch Library on Tucker Rd. The North Dartmouth Branch has been closed since last July and its book drop closed on Jan. 1, 2008. If it is not convenient to come to Southworth with your returns, this book drop is meant to make it easier for the residents in the northern section of town.


Ring in the New Year with Books/Movies for a New You

January 4, 2008

Happy New Year 2008! Reach all your goals in the new year with the library as your personal trainer.

J. K. Lasser's tax book

Save money by borrowing library materials for free instead of buying them. Find your tax forms and tax advice books. We now have federal IRS and Massachusetts state tax forms in the front lobby of the library. Find help in doing your taxes with J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax.

Biggest loser book

Dive into the advice of the weight loss and fitness experts. Read the book from the popular TV show The Biggest Loser. Read The Biggest Loser fitness program : fast, safe, and effective workouts to target and tone your trouble spots-adapted from NBC’s hit show by Maggie Greenwood-Robinson.

Happiness is an inside job book

Pursue self-improvement for more happiness and knowledge. Read Happiness is an inside job : practicing for a joyful life by Sylvia Boorstein, a Buddhist perspective on finding more happiness in your life.

Borrow these titles and more at the library. Search the keyword subjects of weight loss, happiness and fitness in the online catalog.


Friends Booksale and Bakesale 9/13-9/15

September 10, 2007

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Sally Brownell and Janet Sherwood
prepare for the Friends Booksale.

On Thursday, Sept. 13th from 5-8 p.m., the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries will hold a members only preview booksale. Be sure to mark your calendar and browse the wares in the Southworth Library Auditorium. If you are not already a member, you can join the Friends for 10.00 per year, 15.00 per family.

On Friday, Sept. 14th and Saturday, Sept. 15th the general sale will be held from 9am-4pm. Saturday will also feature a bake sale. This is our main book sale of the year.


Don’t Wait – Rent that Bestseller Instead

September 7, 2007

books-for-rent.jpg We have a new rental collection available for you so that you don’t have to be number 403 in the waiting queue for the latest bestseller. The collection is a gift of the Dartmouth Library Foundation. For 2.00 per week, go to the head of the line and the money will supplement our book budget.


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.

August 29, 2007

Today’s kids are well-outfitted. Parents make sure their kids have the gear that they need for all of their activities – uniforms for soccer, safety helmets for bike riding and new backpacks and binders, pens and pencils for a new school year – but they might have overlooked the most important supply of all.
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Bucks for Books

August 17, 2007

The current fiscal year budget for the Dartmouth public libraries is funded 25% less than last year and changes in services and hours will prevail through next June due to the outcome of the special override election at the end of last month.

Our book budget is half of what is required to maintain state certification. Dartmouth Public Libraries need to raise funds for the purchasing of books, newspapers, magazines and DVDs to match the Town’s appropriation and try to keep our certification.

All donations to this Materials Fund will be used immediately to supplement our book budget. There is a box for cash donations on the circulation desk. Tax-deductible donations can also be made to the Dartmouth Library Foundation.

Checks can be made payable to the Dartmouth Library Foundation, Inc. at 732 Dartmouth St. Dartmouth MA 02748. Designate as a donation to Bucks for Books on the check.