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Newsletter for the North Scituate Library

Spooky Season

October is here! We are looking out the windows at beautiful red and orange leaves, everything you can buy is pumpkin spice, and the internet is obsessed with a 12 ft skeleton from Home Depot. (Please send pics of your Halloween decorations when you get them up, especially if you have this very good, very large skeletal boy.)


We are doing our best to bring you the spirit of the spooky season with our virtual programs this month - read on for more!

Gentian Garden Club Craft

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

The Gentian Garden Club is back for a virtual craft demo over Zoom. Contact Miss Alyce to sign up! The club will need to prepare supplies so you can participate.


Be sure to register with Miss Alyce by October 16!

Local Author Festival

Saturday October 10 from 9am-3pm


The library and farmer's market are partnering to host extra activities for the holiday weekend.


Several local authors from the Association of Rhode Island Authors will be on the library's lawn to chat with readers and sell copies of their books. Drop by and say hello, and meet the writer of your next favorite book.


Also be sure to visit the Scituate Business Association on Facebook to see what the local shops have planned that weekend!

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Horror Tabletop Gaming

Friday, Oct. 30th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Katherine is running a Dungeons & Dragons game with a Halloween theme. A team of explorers with attempt to outwit a dreaded vampire lord.


No experience necessary. Ages 13+ - adults and teens are welcome.


Sign up at bit.ly/sci-spookrpg

Virtual Programs

All our programs are currently being hosted as videoconferences over Zoom. To register, use the links provided or email alyce@scituatelibrary.org


Virtual Storytime - Thursdays at 11 am

We will read, sing, and have a lot of fun - all from the comfort of your home. Ages 2+


Book Before Bed - Mondays at 7pm

Get in your PJs and hear a bedtime story and song with Miss Alyce. Ages 4+


Spooky Stories - Wednesdays in October at 4pm

Miss Alyce will be reading chapters from The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Ages 10+

Upcoming Calendar Raffle

The library's Board of Trustees is holding a huge raffle in November! Every day from November 1-30, you have a chance to win a prize. Tickets are on sale now. Each ticket costs $10 and enters you into the daily prize drawings. All proceeds benefit the library.

Saboteur

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Join Miss Alyce on Board Game Arena to play Saboteur, a card game where you play as dwarves, digging tunnels to get gold... but one of you is a traitor.

Animal Crossing Hangout

If you play Animal Crossing, between 6 and 9 pm on Saturday October 17, you can come visit our reference librarian's island, Almarato.


The island is decorated like Katherine's dream library. Come check it out, catch some fish and bugs, go diving, buy an extra candy to prep for Halloween. If you have ever wanted to whack a librarian on the head with a bug-catching net, this is your chance!


Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for a Dodo code if you want to come play!

Library Information

The library building is officially open again, for patrons who want to browse and borrow items from our shelves. Things are a little different, but you are welcome as long as you wear your mask.


New Hours starting October 5

Monday & Wednesday: 12-8 pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 12-6 pm

Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm

Closed Sundays


Borrowing - answers to frequently asked questions

After our closure, services have been slowly expanding over the past several months. Here is where things currently stand:


  • There are no fines, statewide, until November 22.
  • A maximum of 20 books can be requested at a time.
  • Please remember to be patient when you're waiting for requested books. Delivery times are considerably slower than pre-covid.
  • We quarantine books for 24 hours after they are returned. During that time, they will still appear to be on your card, but when the books are checked in, we tell the system the date that they were returned.


Computer Use

Computers are available but use is limited. We have 3 stations available, and there is a 30 minute limit per patron. Extensions can be given by staff.


Curbside Pickup


We are still offering curbside pickup of library materials. You can schedule a pickup over the phone, and we will put your order in a brown paper bag in the lobby. You can pick up any time we're open.


No Book Donations

We usually accept donations of used books, but we cannot at this time.

North Scituate Library

New Hours - beginning today, October 5!

Monday & Wednesday: 12-8 pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 12-6 pm

Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm

Closed Sundays