Tours of the Blackinton Home

Tour Saturday, October 10 at 2 p.m. will focus on the architecture and exploration of the Second Empire/ French Mansard style of our unique building. Pre-registration requested at 413-662-3133 but walk-ins are welcome.If you have a larger group, please call in advance.
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Congratulations Gianni

Gianni Donati, winner of the “BookShelf Quilt” raffle, graciously gifted the quilt back to the library for permanent display. Following a staff suggestion, the quilt will be on roving display throughout the library so that everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy it. Artist Ce Swanson is hard at work on another that she claims will look more like a quilt than a shelf of books (which is sometimes easy to overlook in this place). Thanks Gianni and everyone who made this such a successful raffle.gianni1

Book Sale Update

ATT_1443452875134_20150925_135151Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make a library book sale such an outstanding success. Special thanks to the City workers who brought the books up from the basement while our elevator was out of commission, the guys from Berkshire County House of Correction who loaded boxes of books and set them out neatly on tables, all the home bakers who whipped up such  vast assortment of goodies, and the many volunteers who staffed the Friday and Saturday sale. To our Friends — every year you work harder and contribute more to the North Adams Public Library. Our library benefits so much from your tireless work. Thank you so much! Now, kick back and relax.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

You need to be 3 years or older, have your parents present a photo ID and proof of residence, and limit your borrowing to two items at a time for a few months (until we know you will take good care of our library materials). This card will let you check out books, movies, magazines from the library and give you on-line access to study guides, classes, newspapers, encyclopedias, movies, and a host of electronic media. The only card you really need to succeed!


NEW — Parenting classes from Universal Class

Are you struggling with any aspect of modern parenting? Universal Class offers a number of on-line courses to help you improve your parenting skills. Check out this list of current offerings and use your library card to make life just a little easier. A reminder: continuing education credits are available through Universal Class and now recognized by many colleges.