The Friends of Southborough Library will host their annual spring book sale this year on Saturday, June 11. Donations of gently-used books will be accepted at the Library during normal operating hours. If you have a large quantity of books to donate and need assistance, please call ahead (508-485-5031).
Volunteers are also welcome to help sort books throughout the month of May on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am until noon. Please contact the Library Director Jane Cain at 508-485-5031, for more information, or if you’re interested in volunteering.
I am not sure if this is the correct article to let folks know or not but it concerns the computers in our southboro library. The computers have no filtering or protection for our children concerning nudity, pornography, or sexual predators. Most homes in Southboro have these filters to block all these dangerous types of content to our chlidren. I have discussed with the Library Director and also the board has been made aware. I am hoping that further engagemnet with the management of the library will result in protection for our children. I really dont wven think it should be an issue to block such content. Thus far, they seem to think it shoucl not be blocked so I think praents and folks in town should at least know until a change is made. However, I feel folks and parents in town should be aware. I also hope that the library does not hide behind some silly excuse like “freedom” of something. I ma the biggest “Freedon” fighter around, but not at the sake of ruining even one childs mind for a lifetime. We need to clean up our libarary, our scholols (which have filters and blocking software) and our homes of this dangerous contect to our children.
I have young children, and I do not want them viewing such material. However, I do not support the addition of filtering software to our library’s computers. If such software were limited to the computers downstairs in the children’s room, I might not mind.
Deb, I am curioius. Why?
Well, it boils down to a dislike of censorship on the one hand and a distrust of such software’s accuracy on the other hand.