Storytime at Steeple Cats Game

This Thursday June 30th @ 6:30 pm the Steeple Cats play the Mystic Schooners at home and you can be there for FREE.  If you are a youth between the ages of 3-14 and are signed up for our Summer Reading Program, the Steeple Cats have generously allowed you into the game that night, no charge.  There will be a storytime reading at 6:00 pm with a coach or player on the side of the field.  Don’t miss the raffle for the chance to throw the first pitch!  There will be other activities and more.  The library will have a table set up by the gate if you aren’t already signed up for our Summer Reading Program.  We hope to see you at the field to cheer on our hometown team!


On Your Mark, Get Set…Sign Up

Chld Bikes copySummer reading is in full swing in the Youth Services Department!  Children ages 3-14 can start signing up now for the Summer Reading Program that lasts from July 27th through August 4th.  We have a great summer planned with the Steeple Cats, a Video Game workshop with the Rhode Island Computer Museum, a demonstration by the Berkshire School of Tae Kwon Do, and a wrap-up party with magician Scott Jameson.  Plus mounds of unforgettable books waiting to be read!  Stop by the Youth Services desk to get your journals checked, chat about great books, look over our tempting prizes, and find your next favorite book.  Journals will only be checked as often as once a week but we hope to see you more often than that!

Our generous sponsors include the Friends of the North Adams Public Library, The Mass Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Steeple Cats, the Collaborative Summer Library Program and the Mass Board of Library Commissioners as well as in part by a grant from Local Cultural Councils.  Thank you!!

Adult Summer Reading — June 20 to July 31

Thanks to our partners at Planet Fitness, Walmart, and the Mass. Library System, we are encouraging evUSL-2016-Summer-Reading-Adult-Postereryone to pick up a ‘bingo’ sheet and join in the fun. This year we have two  ‘bingo’ sheets requiring you to finish simple or difficult challenges. Get a ‘bingo’ in the four corners, horizontally or vertically and we will knock $2 off your fines or enter you in a weekly drawing. Keep on filling out your sheet and we will grace your fines again or give you another chance at a weekly prize. Fill in the whole bingo sheet and enter  our final drawing for a one-year membership to Planet Fitness. You can do this! We’re also  challenged to join other New England libraries by ‘exercising our mind’ on the Appalachian Trail and posting our photos to a Facebook page this summer. See Mindy for details and instructions on this as they become available.


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.