Book donations end August 20

Many thanks to all who donated books for this year’s sale. Please note that we will stop collecting books on August 20. The Friends are excited about the upcoming event set for September 23 and 24 at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Hall. There will be an outstanding assortment of books and baked goods so mark your calendars. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. on both days. See you there.

Meet your new Youth Services Librarian, Sara Russell-Scholl

The North Adams Public Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Russell-Scholl as the nsaraew youth services librarian.  In addition to serving as the Thursday night and Saturday youth services assistant for three years, Russell-Scholl is the familiar face of toddler story times on Tuesdays. “Sara rose to the very top of eighteen potential candidates based on her professional experience at the Manice Education Center in Florida, Massachusetts and her native ability to connect with children of all ages,” said Library Director, Mindy Hackner. Russell-Scholl is beginning her duties at the busiest time of year in the youth services calendar. Her job begins on June 20, the very first day of summer reading sign-ups. Fortunately, staff members Kim DiLego and Nancy Ritter have been preparing the groundwork to help ease her workload. Sara lives on Florida Mountain with her husband Matt and three young children ages ten to four. We are pleased to welcome Sara to our small but powerful staff and hope you stop in to make her welcome.

Coming to browse books at the library?

We are moving all “New” materials including books, audio-books, and DVDs to the main reading room (the one with the chandelier) for better browsing. New fiction is on the left as you enter, new non-fiction to the right. New DVDs are by the marble fireplace, new large print and audio books are on the right directly across the way. All adult materials we purchase within the next six months to one year will be located here. Large print books begin on the last two shelves by the grand mirror and work their way alphabetically into the hallway. Thank you for your patience while we shift things around.

Joan Rivers Gift furniture

With thanks to Ed Noel for the photographs and to the Friends of the North Adams Public Library who administered the gift, enjoy this slide show of the Rivers’ memorial gift in action.