Book notes: Website award, home-delivery, and more


OB Library wins website award

The Oak Bluffs Library was awarded “Best Library Website” by the Massachusetts Library Association’s (MLA) Public Relations Committee. The biennial award will be presented to library director Sondra Murphy at the MLA annual conference on April 25 in Cambridge.

The website was designed and built by local designer Jesse Hayes of Hayes Design Studios. The library rolled out its new website, logo, and signage in February of this year, and celebrated with the Island’s first indoor mini-golf event.

Ms. Murphy credits Mr. Hayes for “hearing our vision and running with it” as well as the library trustees, and the Friends of the Oak Bluffs Library for their support of the website project.

To see the award-winning website visit and visit the library to see the new signs as well as the redesigned second floor, which includes the new Lounge.

Homebound? Not a problem

The bad flu season this winter prompted the Oak Bluffs Library staff to ask what they could do for patrons who were too sick to visit the library.

The library now offers Homebound Delivery Service. Town residents who are homebound for medical or other reasons are eligible to participate. A volunteer will make weekly deliveries to these patrons of items such as books, DVDs, magazines, and more. For more information, contact the library at 508-693-9433 or the Oak Bluffs Senior Center at 508-693-4509. This new service is offered as a trial run through June.

Seeking books

People interested in donating books to the West Tisbury Library’s annual book sale are welcome to bring them to the book drop, located at the West Tisbury School on Old County Road.

Tip on finding the shed: If you are standing in the parking lot, facing the front door of the school, look behind you over your left shoulder. The shed has a window-drop that you can access anytime. Tax donation forms are available at the library. For more information, call 508-693-3366.