New Computer Workstation for our Patrons with Disabilities

We are happy to announce that Somerville Public Library, Central Branch – Wellington Hall, now has a computer which has special software for our patrons with disabilities. These include MAGic which is a screen magnifier for patrons with low vision, JAWS which is a screen reader for patrons who have visual impairments, and Dragon Naturally Speaking which allows patrons to read into a microphone and transcribes the words into a Word Document. The workstation is in a quiet area of the library to allow for privacy and is spacious for our patrons in wheelchairs or those with walking aids.

This workstation may be used by all patrons, but patrons who require the special software will get preference for this computer. Please see a librarian if you have any questions.

The City of Somerville has also posted its first full ADA/Accessibility survey of the city. This can be found on the City's website, and paper copies are available in the Library's reference area.

The Teen Room is now open for summer hours:
Mon-Thu:  9-9
Friday:      9-6
Saturday:  9-5
Sunday:    Closed

The Somerville Public Library has chosen Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo to be our 2014 Somerville Reads title. The book retells the events of the Great Boston Molasses flood of 1919. Please click HERE for more information.
Copies of Dark Tide are available at all three library branches; and copies of the companion children's book The Great Molasses Flood are also available.  

Somerville Public Library's StoryCorps project is now concluded. We are extremely grateful to our volunteers, interviewers and interviewees and our institutional partners such as the Welcome Project, Somerville Public Schools and Books of Hope. This has been a wonderful experience and we could not have done it without them.

We will have a listening party of selected recordings in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

Interim Library Director
Ronald Castile, our Teen Librarian, is now interim Director of the Library.
The City of Somerville is seeking a new permanent library director. Please see HERE for further information.




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