Sally Portman retires after 34 years as Winthrop’s librarian For more than a generation, Sally Portman has been the face of the Winthrop Library, making book recommendations, running Story Hour, connecting book club members with their assigned reading, scheduling guest speakers, and helping library patrons find the answers to life’s persistent questions. When she retired […]
The Winthrop Town Council wants more information before it agrees to waive about $74,000 in town fees related to the construction of a new public library. Friends of the Winthrop Public Library (FOWL) had asked the town to forgo Westernization and building permit assessments including legal fees, permit application and plan review fees, and charges […]
The Winthrop Town Council has approved a preliminary design for the new public library that includes a revised plan for public restrooms. The approved design calls for three separate, individual gender-neutral bathrooms, one of which will be ADA accessible and include a changing table. The other two single bathrooms will also have changing tables. The […]
Council concerned about town’s share A new Winthrop library is probably three years away from reality, but the Town Council is already looking at how the town will deal with additional maintenance costs for a larger building. At its meeting last week, the council reviewed current costs and some projected figures for maintenance costs the […]
Design is still a work in progress The proposed design for a new public library in Winthrop continues to evolve but goals for the facility haven’t changed, interested residents were told at an informational meeting last Saturday (July 13). A sizeable crowd at the Winthrop Barn listened attentively as representatives of Friends of the Winthrop […]
Friends of the Winthrop Public Library (FOWL), the nonprofit organization working to bring a new library to Winthrop, will host community meetings/workshops in June and July to gather public input on the project. The first meeting will be at 2 p.m. on June 2 at the Winthrop Barn. The second will be on July 13 […]
The Town of Winthrop is poised to close on the purchase of a parcel on White Avenue as the site for a new library, Mayor Sally Ranzau told the Town Council last week.
The .81-acre site, at the intersection of White Avenue and Norfolk Road, is just south …
Friends of the Winthrop Library, a new nonprofit formed to support the library’s expansion and enhanced services, was publicly launched this week.
Shannon Huffman Polson, president of the group, said it is completing its application for 501(c)(3) status as a nonprofit, and will have a social media presence including …
Tour the rink on Thursday The public is invited to join a tour of the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink on Thursday (Oct. 8) at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (509) 429‑0234. Book reading at Winthrop library The Winthrop Library will host a discussion of the book The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills on […]
By Laurelle Walsh North Central Regional Library’s (NCRL) Summer Reading Program begins tomorrow (June 11) as soon as school lets out for the summer. Kids of any age may participate. Prizes are awarded for hours spent reading, or being read to, and raffles will be held throughout the summer and at the program’s end. Sign […]