Library Programs

Family and Kid Friendly Library Activities, Events and Things to Do in the Berkshires, Berkshire County Massachusetts

Teen Improv workshop set for March 15 in Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN — A free theater improvisation workshop for teens and tweens will be held at the Milne Public Library on Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Improv Workshop will be taught by Barb Cardillo, who is a founding member of the Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe, and will consist of warm-ups, theater(…)

Mini-Golf Feb. 22 at Pittsfield Library provide lots of family fun

PITTSFIELD — On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Library) at 1 Wendell Avenue, will be magically transformed into a miniature golf course starting at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for library mini-golf. This fun-filled family event, now in its third year, is sponsored by Berkshire Gas and dozens of other local businesses as(…)

‘Earth Rhythm,’ a program featuring stories, dinosaurs and more, is coming to the Pittsfield Library

COURTESY PHOTO At 1 p.m. July 18, Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell will present “Earth Rhythm”, an educational workshop with storytelling, music and fun information on dinosaurs and fossils. PITTSFIELD — Dinosaurs and kids go hand in hand like cookies and milk, strawberries and chocolate, peanut butter and jelly … and on Thursday, July 18, a(…)

Music, books and more at the Adams Library for the next five weeks

Music, books and more at the Adams Library for the next five weeks

ADAMS — Library programs are heating up for the summer and kicking off July 12, the Adams Free Library, will host a 10 a.m. summer story time for five consecutive Fridays. Story times will feature Big Aussie Bob and Mark Ziaja for some fabulous summer fun. Geared towards preschool children, Big Aussie Bob from Freo,(…)

Free Picture Book Writing Camp scheduled at the Dalton Library

Free Picture Book Writing Camp scheduled at the Dalton Library

DALTON — Kids in the Berkshires have the chance to express their creativity this summer through a Picture Book Writing Camp at the Dalton Library— and its free! The library will be hosting the camp during the week of July 8 through July 12, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. with the library’s new director, Mindy(…)

Berkshire County Library Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up

THE BERKSHIRES — According to,  one of the most effective ways to improve reading skills is to read regularly and often. “Kids, teens and adults who read for the joy of it tend to become the best readers,” the site reads. “Families who read together provide the strongest model for future reading, and research(…)

Mason Library to host Upcycle event for adult and teens in the Berkshires

GREAT BARRINGTON  — Last weekend the Mason Library hosted an original UpCycle Workshop and Contest where Berkshire area adults and teens turned old VHS tapes (do our kids even know what those are?) into creative pieces of art. Now those works of art will be on display on Friday, May 24, from 6 to 8(…)

Berkshire Athenaeum 35th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for children has begun

 PITTSFIELD — Attention Berkshire County kids between the ages of 5 and 10 — grab your paper, pencils, pens and laptops and get writing. It’s time for the 35th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for children sponsored by the Berkshire Athenaeum and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. The contest opened earlier this week on(…)

Free ‘Every Child Ready’ to Read programs set to take place in Pittsfield and Great Barrington

PITTSFIELD — A series of early literacy workshops, Every Child Ready to Read, will be held at the Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield’s Public Library) and the Mason Library in Great Barrington for families with children birth to age 5. The workshops are presented by Wee Read, the Pittsfield Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and supported(…)

The Milne Public Library to offer TV Studio Workshop Magic for kids during Spring Break in the Berkshires

WILLIAMSTOWN — It’s Lights, Camera, Action for kids in Berkshire County this April School Break at the Milne Public Library in Williastown when it hosts a Green Screen workshop at the WilliNet studio. The workshop for kids in grades three through six will run April 16, 17 and 18, from 10 a.m.-noon. During this 3-day workshop(…)

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