A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!  
Welcome to our library! 

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.   

Recent Announcements

  • Liza Gyllenhaal on her new novel Bleeding Heart This “compelling, adroitly crafted novel of suspense”* is set in a small Berkshire community and includes a subplot involving a local Historical Society’s efforts to restore an historic building ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2014, 1:48 PM by Roland Dudney
  • Legendary Locals of the Southern Berkshires Mark your calendar's, Friday October 24th at 7:00 PM, Gary Levielle will share some stories.
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 3:52 PM by Roland Dudney
  • October Artist - Doane Perry An exhibit of Doane's photographs will be shown at the library during October.Come visit!
    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 12:07 PM by Roland Dudney
  • Cricket - Sunday, September 21st Join us at 2 PM for a game of cricket.  The game will be held behind the Town Hall in West Stockbridge - 21 State Line Road.  If you don't ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 11:56 AM by Roland Dudney
    Posted Aug 13, 2014, 7:00 AM by Roland Dudney
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