Library Programs

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

Lee Library to host another ‘Every Child Ready to Read’ series beginning Nov. 18

LEE — Due to continued popular demand and additional grant funding the Lee Library is offering another five-week series of “Every Child Ready to Read @ Lee Library. The program will run Thursdays, Nov. 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The five-week series for families with young children features(…)

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West Stockbridge Library Halloween hedgehog contest is underway

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — In the spirit of Halloween, costumes and unique creatures of the night, the West Stockbridge library  Halloween is featuring book art (artworks that utilize books or the book form) and is seeking creative designers of all ages to dress up a Library Hedgehog for Halloween. Prizes for the best, most imaginatively costumed hedgehog will(…)

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Teen Read Week writing contest at the Milne Public Library kicks off today

WILLIAMSTOWN — Calling all teen writers in 7th through 12th grade: The Milne Public Library in Williamstown is seeking poems or short essays for a writing contest, to be held during this week’s Teen Read Week, Oct. 12-18. The theme is: “Turning Dreams Into Reality.” Submissions must be an original piece of work, and should be(…)

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Summer reading prize winners at the Lee Library

Summer reading prize winners at the Lee Library

Note: We recently received this letter from Lee Library Librarian Rosemarie Borsody. If your name is on this list, be sure to stop by the library located at 100 Main St. in Lee to pick up your prize. Hi everyone! The SRP was a great success this year again because so many of you read(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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‘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(…)

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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,(…)

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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(…)

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Berkshire County Library Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up

THE BERKSHIRES — According to readinma.org,  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(…)

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