Sharon Library Reports Busy Summer

The Sharon Central Library is a hopping place to visit this summer, according to Head Librarian Deena Smith.

At the Sharon board meeting Monday night, Smith said Thursday movie nights have been quite popular. “Last week we watched ‘Singing in the Rain’ and this week we’re showing ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’” she said. Smith said the bank supplies popcorn and she buys bottled water for patrons to enjoy during the movies.

Once school starts, Smith said, movie night will be moved to Saturdays.

She also reported that the library’s Reading Bash was a great success, with pizzas, snow cones and a piñata for children to enjoy.

“I want people to know that the library is not just a place for books and computers, it’s a community hub where you can come to do just about anything,” she said.

Before the approval of minutes from the June board meeting, there were complaints raised before the board by Johnny Wagster. Wagster highlighted issues that he alleges have faced the community for a few years. He said dogs run in the neighborhood with no leashes and chase citizens or run around all day barking and disturbing the peace at night. He also complained about vehicles with no registration or tags, or outdated tags, as well as dilapidated vehicles that have not been moved.

Fire Chief Eddings reported two training sessions, one being the electrical hazard training that attendee Public Works Director Greg Evans spoke very highly of. The fire department continues to stay active in the community, Eddings said, having visited and spent time at the summer program for a fire safety lesson and continued installation of smoke alarms around town.

Evans’ summary for the month of June included 12 water leaks and 28 pounds of brush cleared from the city’s streets. The public works department will begin its annual flushing of the water hydrants next Monday, he said.

Police Chief Ricky Cobb described a busy month where the number of calls “seem to just keep going up.”

“We used to have just one page of calls, now we have two,” Mayor Monroe Ary said.

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