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NOTICE: The library will be closed Saturday, July 4th -Independence Day.   

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, 14magazine subscriptions, the daily Berkshire Eagle and weekly Record ,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. 

LIBRARY NEWS

Stop at the library to sign up and pick up a complete calendar of events for our 2015 Summer Reading Program.   

  “Every Hero Has a Story” kicks off July 1st, 11 am, with minstrel storyteller Mary Jo Maichack in an interactive family program especially for children ages 4 and older. 

 “The Itsy Bitsy Spider-Man: A Heroic Climb” features songs, folktales, dance and drama. Maichack has been nominated for a Massachusetts Cultural Council Gold Star Program award and won two national  This program is supported by the West Stockbridge Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
  •  Other events include: Storyteller Lauren Losaw of the Bookloft  Wednesday afternoons, July 8 and 22 at 2 pm.  Losaw, a bookseller as well as a former children’s librarian, will tell stories, booktalk what’s new in kids’ books and have some surprise giveaways. We thank The Bookloft’s Eric Wilska for supporting our summer program.
  •  Science Tellers, August 6th, 2 pm. In this original collection of slightly twisted tales, all the teachers at school are suspected to have superpowers!  But, in this hilarious new adventure, things, just like in science, aren't always quite what they seem.       

Readers can register, pick up reading records, enter our weekly raffle and get an event calendar at the library We welcome children of all abilities; all programs are free of charge. 

  • We’re looking for students entering grades 7-10 to help in the library this summer.  Jobs include assisting library patrons,  shelving books and helping with the summer reading program and LEGO Club.  Get an application at the library.  
  

Recent Announcements

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay: From City Lights to Simple Stone Holly Peppe, Millay's Literary Executor, and Mark O'Berski, Vice President of the Millay Society, will present an illustrated talk about Millay's life and career from her early ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2015, 3:49 PM by Roland Dudney
  • Annual Book Sale ANNUAL BOOK SALE   SAVE THE DATES SATURDAY, AUGUST 1                            SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 10AM-3PM                                               10AM-2PM    NOW ACCEPTING BOOK /CDS/DVD DONATIONS GOOD AND SALEABLE CONDITION ONLY NO MAGAZINES OR ...
    Posted May 30, 2015, 3:41 PM by Roland Dudney
  • Images of Africa ART AT THE WEST STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARY – JUNE IMAGES OF AFRICA – A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT PEOPLE AND PLACES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA  PEOPLE – CHEFS/CRAFTSMEN/GUIDES/SCHOOL CHILDREN PLACES – CAPETOWN/JOHANNSBURG/STELLENBOSCH WINE ...
    Posted May 30, 2015, 3:17 PM by Roland Dudney
  • Art at the Library May & June 2015 LOCAL RESIDENTS, JERRI BUEHLER, SANDRA FLANNERY, GLORIA FRIEDMAN, AND ANDI GOODMAN WILL DISPLAY PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THEIR 2013 SAFARI TO SOUTHERN AFRICA.  THE EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS THE VARIED  WILDLIFE, VISTAS, AND ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2015, 1:58 PM by Roland Dudney
  • Sharon Vidal - February Artist Sharon's February exhibit features vistas of West Stockbridge.  Visit our Local Artists Exhibits page to see samples of what available. 
    Posted Jan 24, 2015, 12:09 PM by Roland Dudney
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