Category Archives: children’s services

New date for ‘Beginners Chess’ with Scott North

Winter is coming. Be prepared for your own Game of Thrones (c) by learning to play or refresh your chess skills. Instructor Scott North will be here on Thursday, October 26 at 6 p.m. in the Heritage Room on the first floor with three regulation-sized chess boards and pieces to walk you through the strategies of this ancient game.

chess

A reminder to families who may want to escape from all that homework or the temptation of too many electronic gadgets — we will be putting out games on Thursday evenings for your enjoyment. New this year, Unexploded Cow (a WWI adventure, don’t ask), Kerfluffle, and a giant-sized Monopoly game (with really big bills).

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.