Kim DiLego accepts Assistant Director/Reference position


Long-time Youth Services Librarian, Kim DiLego will be moving over to the Reference Department officially on May 9 although she is already assuming many of the reference duties. DiLego was the unanimous choice  based on her 20 years of experience at the library, her familiarity with library procedures, and the depth of her local history knowledge.

Kim earned her Masters of Library Information Science from the State University of New York Albany campus in August of 2005 and her BA from Westfield State University in 1989. She and her husband Paul have one daughter Maia.

Money Smart Month

moneyBe sure to check out our helpful display on ‘Money Smart’ tips like protecting your identity, paying down your credit card, avoiding foreclosure, and other information to make your life just little easier (in the ‘New Book” area).

Commonwealth e-book collection

Get out your e-readers, your Kindles, your Nooks, and iPads because Massachusetts libraries are adding a new electronic library for your reading pleasure. Login to the Commonwealth e-book collection with your library card number and PIN. If you have a library card issued before May of 2012, your PIN is probably LAST NAME (in CAPS) or try the last four (4) digits of your phone number. If you get stuck, call the library and we will reset your PIN. Much like Overdrive, these books are single use due to digital rights management (DRM) so you might have to wait for extremely popular titles, but the bright side is a wealth of choice. So download some books for the beach or travel and don’t forget to visit your brick and mortar library even if its only to say “hello.”


Library launches new on-line magazine service

The North Adams Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of Zinio, a magazine subscription service that gives library patrons access to 50 popular magazines.  If you want to view them on your computer, it’s an easy download — or with a few simple steps you can set up the Zinio app on your reading device.   Since RBdigital hosts the collection, and we are based in Maryland, your patrons need to select their country: United States, state: Maryland, collection name: Popular 50 eMagazine Collection from the list – and then enter their email and password used to check out the magazines.  Apps are available for iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire HD/HDX apps. Check with your librarian if you have any difficulty using this great new service.

Reception for “The Mill Girl”

On May 20, the artist William Oberst and Mayor Richard Alcombright officially introduced “The Mill Girl” to the public in a reception at the North Adams Public Library. Donors were on hand to accept the gratitude of the library community, including James and Joan Hunter whose family manufactured the monolithic machines that powered North Adams mill history. The realistic oil painting, in Oberst’s signature style, hangs at the grand stairwell entrance leading to the Youth Department as a reminder to our children of the difficult past that shaped a generation of young people before the labor laws of the early 20th century. The evening was sponsored by the Friends of the NAPL with special thanks to Wild Oats catering for their generous support and delicious crudites.