Extended hours at the Library
The staff and Trustees of the Acushnet Public Library are pleased to announce that service hours will be extended, and the Library will be open on Fridays, beginning January 4, 2019. Acushnet residents and members of the library community have indicated they would welcome the addition of Friday hours.
In surveys conducted during the Library’s Strategic Plan process in 2017, the majority of patrons noted they were pleased with existing hours but that Friday hours would allow for greater flexibility and more opportunities for use. Some residents noted that they were unable to visit the library on any day but Friday and, as a result, weren’t library users at all.
With the recent addition of a Children’s Room Assistant, the library now has the staffing levels to support the increase in hours, allowing it to be open six days a week.
Visit us at 232 Middle Road soon!
New hours, effective January 4, 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 1–8 p.m., Fridays 1–5 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
For information on the library’s services, programs and events, visit acupl.org, or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/AcushnetPublicLibrary.
Take needles to Acushnet Fire Department
Acushnet residents: remember that you can bring containers with used needles and syringes to the fire stations on Middle Road and Russel Street. Start the New Year in a home safe from unwanted and used needles! We now sanitize and destroy them in-house.
Acushnet Fire Department receives SAFE Grant
The Acushnet Fire Department has been awarded $6,154 in SAFE grant funds for 2019. These funds will allow us to continue our elementary school based fire prevention program as well as presentations for our seniors. A special congratulations to Firefighter/ Paramedic Tom Farland for spearheading these programs.
Peer Check-In Group
New Bedford Area Recovery Connection Center will offer a Peer Check In Group at the Acushnet Senior Community Center, 59 ½ South Main Street, on the last Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m.–12 noon.
Come stop in for a cup of coffee, conversation and to give each other social support and recovery encouragement and to make new peer to peer connections.
For more information contact Krista Cormier, Community Liaison, 508-675-3137. This group is 100% Peer Run for those with mental health/ substance abuse/dual diagnosis/or even if you’re helping a family member or friend who needs support.
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