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From the Library: Librarians Write


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Be sure to read the From the Library column in the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin each Friday.  Librarians at the Morrill Memorial Library begin a fifth year of columns this week. On January 18th we wrote our 200th column.  That’s about 180,000 words! (An average novel has 60,000 words.)

Columns can be found under the Readers Page menu on our website or can be found archived here. We always write about programs or books and other materials that the library offers you for free.

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What Is Your Library Worth to You and Your Family?

How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services? This calculator worksheet has been adapted from a downloadable spreadsheet provided by the Massachusetts Library Association.


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Why Do YOU Need YOUR Library?

Help the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners show the importance of libraries. Tell us why you need/how you use your library by uploading photos, quotes, and videos.

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Library Receives a Gift of a Reading Room Chair

Blanche Buerig was a long-time resident of Nassau Gardens in Norwood where she was an avid reader and a frequent patron of the Morrill Memorial Library. She came to the United States from Poland at age 5 with her family and grew up in Brighton, eventually married and raised her two daughters. She took care of her elderly mother until her mother’s death at age 108.  Blanche enjoyed sewing, knitting, bowling, and most of all reading.

When Mrs. Buerig passed away this year, her family felt it only appropriate that a gift be given in her name to the Morrill Memorial Library.  Her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Bob Gad purchased a chair in her honor.  That chair is affixed with a plaque in memory of Mrs. Buerig.

Karen Gad, her husband, Bob, and Mrs. Buerig’s nephew, Stephen Vail and his wife Linda, visited the library this summer to tour the Morrill Memorial Library and view the chair that is placed in the Cushing Reading Room of the library.

Read the article in the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin published on September 21, 2012.

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