A reminder that the library will be closed all day Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for the 4th of July holiday. Books returned in the drop will be back-dated to reflect the closing. If the book drop becomes jammed, please return your materials to library on Monday and we will take care of the fines. Also, please do not leave books or donated materials in bags at the drop in the event of rain. Thank you.
It’s been a long cold winter. Why not bring your family down to the public library for a little R&R and a lot of belly laughs. On Thursday nights at 5 p.m. we will put out two new family games for you to enjoy. This week try your hand at “Operation” (bones and buzzers) or the “Game of Life” (spin and win). So, step away fom the TV and all those annoying electronics and revisit your childhood.
Please take a minute to respond to our survey about the library’s future services. Thank you. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F9T8LQR
Take a chance on winning our lovely “Bookshelf Quilt created by North Adams native Ce Swanson. Lovingly crafted using a block technique, Ce used her new quilting machine to applique the titles of our favorite books, creating an heirloom treasure for her home town library. For more information on Swanson or to see the quilt up close come to the main circulation desk at the library. Tickets are $1/each or 6 for $5. Drawing will follow our annual books sale in September and all proceeds will benefit the library
Congratulations to Williamstown resident Elizabeth Kolbert for her outstanding body of work and The Sixth Extinction which just won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction.
Please be sure to donate gently used books in great shape. We can’t accept textbooks, encyclopedias, moldy or water-damaged books.
We are looking for volunteers to help us with a Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is a living document that guides the library for a period of five to ten years that is submitted to the Mass. Board of Library Commissioners in October. The first of three, two-hour meetings will be held April 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the library. This first meeting is for reviewing the old long-range plan, discussing City demographics and Vision 2030 to determine the best tool for interviewing City residents, and building an outline for our plan. The second meeting will be hosted by Kristi Chadwick from the Mass Library System at a time determined by the committee. The final meeting will be scheduled for September at which point we will bring information together and draft a copy of our five to ten year projections that will guide the library into the future. Please consider joining us for this very important task. See Mindy for more information.