The Inclusive Library

Watertown is a diverse community, and it can be difficult to be all things to all people. But we want to hear from you how we're doing.

Wishing Karen a Happy Retirement

After nearly forty-two years of dedicated service to the Watertown Free Public Library, Karen Robbins is retiring from her position in the Circulation Department.

Fun with Nonfiction

Sometimes, the best way to learn about a subject is not to force yourself to learn, but to find a way to enjoy it.

Looking Back After 30 Years

Announcing her retirement, Reference librarian Ellie talks about her 30 year experience at the WFPL.

Summer Reading for All!

Summer is the perfect time for reading. Picture yourself engrossed in a novel while swinging in a hammock in the shade, or flipping through a magazine on a beach chair in the sun.

The Library and the Farmers Market

It's not a secret that I adore the Watertown Farmers Market, so it's truly a joy to represent the library at the market. 

Watertown History: In the Library and Online

In case you haven’t had the opportunity to browse the Local History Room and collection, I’m sharing some images I have discovered and enjoyed.

The Mark of a Truly Great Book? Here’s one that will make the cut!

I’ve read a lot of really good books (in fact I've liked the majority of what I've read), but as good as they were not many of those books have stayed with me.

Thank you Watertown Community Foundation

We are so thankful that once again the Watertown Community Foundation awarded us an educational grant to support HATCH.

Mysterious Bookmarks

I’ve been fascinated by the collection of “bookmarks” I’ve found.