The purpose of the West Stockbridge Public Library is to enable all to be effective users of information and to appreciate and enjoy literature and other creative expressions of information. Our collection includes books for all types of readers, 14 magazine subscriptions, the daily Berkshire Eagle and weekly Record as well as local publications the Richmond Record and Local Yokel , DVD's, and audiobook CD's, as well as museum day passes to local attractions. We offer 4 public computers, a Kindle preloaded with best sellers,and wifi access for laptops.
The library will be closed Wed., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve and Thurs., Dec. 25th, Christmas Day. Also Wed., Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve and Thurs. Jan 1st, New Year’s Day.
We’re warming up the holidays with a
Create Your Own Yule Log
workshop for children 8-12 and parents, Saturday, Dec. 6th, 11-noon. Join us in crafting a traditional Yule log to burn in your fireplace or woodstove. Don’t have either? It’s also a unique winter decoration. We supply the materials, including all-natural combustibles as well as a brief history of the Yule Log. Space is limited to ten, so please call the library to sign up.
Winter Vacation Board Game Challenge: School-aged readers are invited Sat, Dec., 27th; Tuesday, Dec. 30th; Fri., Jan. 2nd and Sat, Jan. 3rd,
noon -2:00. Bring a parent, sibling or friend, set up a board game and let the best Candy Land, checkers or chess player win.
Congratulations to our young Hedgehog Book Artists.
Junior Division first prizewinner Adelia Gray for Sparkela; second prizewinner Avanti Fudge for Dinosaur; and third prize winners Alessandra Fudge for Minnie Mouse and Arlo Merelle for Boom Books Hedgehogs. Tween Division First Prize winner Mya Terry for Holiday Happenings; Second Prize Luca Merelle’s Pluto; and Third Lucie Pond’s Larry. Honorable mentions to Isabella Fudge and Madison Mullen.
Computer classes, including Windows 8 and introductory classes, continue through the winter. Call or stop at the library to sign up.