Category Archives: children’s services

Pioneer Valley Ballet Storytime Playback on Channel 16

Thanks to the generous support our Friends of the Library, the Pioneer Valley Ballet visited the library over February school vacation and presented a dance-themed storytime complete with a fairy godmother!  Joanne Hulburt from Channel 16 taped our fun fairy adventures that day and playback is available during the following times in March:

Tuesday the 7th @ 5pm

Friday the 10th @ 7pm

Sunday the 12th @ 3pm

Wednesday the 15th @ 6pm

Saturday the 18th @ 10:30am

Monday the 20th @ 4pm

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.

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.