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The Townsend Public Library has A Summer Reading Program for Everybody!

Go to to sign up!

KIDS SUMMER READING: Open to everyone pre-K to 8th grade (entering 8th grade September 2015)

Read and win! Track the time you spend reading. You can start logging your reading time on-line June 12. Log 500 minutes of reading time and you can either pick out 1 rubber duck, and 1 raffle ticket, OR get 5 raffle tickets - no duck. Use your raffle tickets in our grand prize raffles! Come into the library to check out the prizes, we have Lego and Playmobil sets, Big Hero 6 and Frozen toys, and even a big stuffed panda, plus much more cool stuff!

TEEN AND ADULT SUMMER READING  Log your summer reading here for your chance to win a prize!

For each book you read, between June 12 and August 14, you will receive a raffle ticket at the library. Use your raffle tickets to win gift certificates! $50
Dunkin Donuts $50
Bailey's Bar and Grill $50
That's Entertainment $50
Barnes and Noble $50
iTunes $50


Summer reading program will run until August 14.

All prizes will be picked Friday August 14th at the Beatles for Sale concert! (You do not have to be at the concert to win)



 The Townsend Public Library will be closed to observe the 4th of July Holiday on Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th. We will reopen on Tuesday July 7th at 10:00am.


VERY SOON....The Townsend Public Library will changing it's look!

Our Website address will stay the same.

 Now Available

What is it? is a web-based video subscription service that provides courses for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills. 

Introduction to

How does it Work?

The Library's subscription allows patrons access from library computers or your desktop, mobile and tablet devices.  You will need your library card and your library card account PIN.


What's Available?

More than 3000+ courses with 129,942 video tutorials. Most tutorials last several hours but are broken into multiple chapters.

Software like MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator.

Web design: Web graphics, Interactive Design, Prototyping and more.

Social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress.

Photography: Lighting and Photographing a Still Life, Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light, GIMP:Essential Training

Business and career skills - productivity, marketing, time management and more.

Job Search Tools: with Resume design, Searching for Positions, Working with Recruiters and more.

Courses for all levels cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.  Courses may also include exercise files (practice), closed captioning and text transcripts.

You will be asked to create a LyndaLibrary account, which will allow you to track your progress through your tutorials. For Townsend Public Library cardholders only. 

You must enter through link below!

Townsend Public Library Portal

Our Seed Lending Library is Ready


A seed lending library is a seed bank collection that is made available to the public. A seed library is simple, such as a chest of drawers that house seeds. A place is provided for people to record what varieties of seed they've "checked out". Along with the seeds, planting tips and seed saving information is provided.
The idea is that you can "borrow" seeds for the season and let some of the crop mature to produce new seed. Then bring back some of that seed to the lending library for others to borrow!  Check out this great website. It explains why seeds matter.  

Click here to view our brochure on Seed Lending Library.

Townsend Library Genealogy Club - Second Thursday of the Month!

 Are you interested in genealogy? Join our group of researchers who will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm!

We will provide laptops (or you can bring your own) and access to The database and the Heritage quest databases. Share stories, ideas and collaborate with others.

Currently In the Meeting Hall Gallery



                                                   Coming Soon!





 *** NOTICE ***

We are currently seeking a fifth Gallery Committee member.

This is a volunteer town position which includes a monthly committee meeting, helping to plan, hang,

and take down art exhibits, as well as show receptions. No artistic ability is neccessary.  

If interested please contact the committee at, and/or come to a monthly meeting to learn more.

We meet in the Library's Trustee Conference Room @ 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.


See the Meeting Hall Gallery page for more information about art shows in the gallery.


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