Getting a read on South Shore Libraries: Bridgewater coming back

The town of Bridgewater has experienced tumultuous political times in recent years. Part of the collateral damage has been state certification of its public library and the associated assistance. But, as the state university’s research library continues to improve, so does the town’s library.

“Our budget was cut 75 percent,” Library Director Sean Daley said. “The town has had to face a number of economic challenges and the library has had to face the same challenges. We’re re-organizing the way we do a lot of things.”

With the help of a budget override by the town’s voters, Daley and his staff have met all their goals toward recertification. They still need to increase children and adult programming, hours of operation and staff.

“Hopefully, we’ll be able to be recertified next year, in the fall of 2012.,” Daley said.


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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.