Congratulations to our Children's Summer Reading Prize Winners!
560 people signed up for Adult Summer Reading this year! At our combined Summer Reading Celebration for adults and children we served 130 hotdogs, over 250 cups of ice cream, along with salad, chips, water, and ice cream toppings. Special guests attended: Mayor Spicer gave a speech and State Representative Jack Lewis scooped ice cream. For the full "scoop," see coverage of the event from the Framingham Source.
Thanks to the help of more than 250 generous families and institutions, the Framingham Public Library Foundation has met its $150K goal to purchase and equip an accessible bookmobile. In November, the Foundation plans to hold a donor appreciation event for those who helped make the Bookmobile a reality. The Bookmobile will begin service in Framingham in April, 2019.
Have you heard about the Brown Bag Learning Series? Every first Friday from 12-1pm at the Main Library, we host a short talk on a myriad of topics while you enjoy your lunch! In February, Donna Brock spoke to the audience about Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel), America’s first and the world’s largest educational travel organization for adults. Ms. Brock, a seasoned Road Scholar participant, gave an informative and enthusiastic presentation about the educational travel adventures available in 150 countries and all 50 states.
For more information about Brown Bag and recordings of several past presentations, look here.
Starting or running a small business? You can get free and confidential business advice from SCORE of Boston! Click here to make an appointment at Framingham Public Library with a SCORE volunteer.
As part of the Library's Brown Bag Learning Series, Courtney Thraen, Executive Director of the Framingham Downtown Renaissance discussed the mission of the Framingham Downtown Renaissance, its current projects and future plans.
If you missed the presentation, click here for a video recording by Ron Rego of the Framingham Government Channel.
Enjoy these photos from the Play Space opening! For more information about the Play Space, click here.
All photos taken by Melissa Zieve.
And click here for video coverage of the event from the Framingham Beat!
Click here for video coverage of the event from the Framingham Beat.
The Framingham Public Library will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new Early Literacy Playspace in the Children’s Room at the Main Library on Saturday, August 5th at 11:00am. The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening followed by interactive play in the Playspace, which includes a play kitchen and farmer’s market stand, wall mounted activities, light tables, sensory tables and more!
The Early Literacy Playspace and its educational toys, games, and activities were funded by an LSTA grant (Library Services and Technology Act) the Framingham Public Library received in October of 2016 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. This federally funded “Mind in the Making” grant furthers the Library’s commitment to Early Literacy to our entire community, and offers the opportunity to provide under-served children with early educational play and activities crucial to early development and school readiness. The toys, activities and games purchased with the grant funds are aimed at early education and social development and at helping parents and caregivers better understand how they can also learn at home.