Category Archives: Friends

Friends are now accepting books for the September sale

The NAPL Friends are now collecting books. Please remember that they do not accept text books, encyclopedias, or Readers Digest condensed books. They will accept DVDs and software in good condition. Please make sure your donations are free from markings and attractive to buyers. The staff requests that you do not leave book sale books in the return drop or at the library doors off-hours. Donation receipts are available at the main desk upon request. Thank you.

We have an app for that

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The North Adams Public Library is joining several libraries in the CWMARS network offering the Boopsie® mobile app. Thanks to a generous grant from North Adams Motorama and matching funds from the Friends of the North Adams Public Library, the new app will allow you to; search the catalog, request materials, administer your account, download e-books and audio, link to five popular library databases including magazines from Zinio and the state-wide Gale databases, check out library events, find our hours and location information, and connect with us on Facebook all from the convenience of your phone or tablet.

To get the new app, simply Google “CWMARS Boopsie app” or search your favorite app store. The app is free to install. Once installed, click on the CWMARS icon and choose your favorite library. Your device will remember your login information. If you need help, stop by the circulation desk or the director’s office and we will gladly walk you through the steps. In the near future, Boopsie will be branding the app to our individual libraries and giving you more information on our highest circulating items. Let us know what you think.

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

Book Sale Success!

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s book sale the best event ever.

Book donations end August 20

Many thanks to all who donated books for this year’s sale. Please note that we will stop collecting books on August 20. The Friends are excited about the upcoming event set for September 23 and 24 at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Hall. There will be an outstanding assortment of books and baked goods so mark your calendars. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. on both days. See you there.

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.

Friends pledge $1000 for museum passes

Thanks to a generous grant from the Friends of the NAPL, we will have museum passes for the Hancock Shaker Village, the Mount and Ventford Hall in Lenox, Berkshire Botanical Garden and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and Mass MoCA in North Adams this summer and fall. We will also have a Trustee of Reservations Pass for Naumkeag, the Folly at Field Farm, Bartholomews Cobble,and the Mission House and a Mass Parks Pass that allows free parking at a number of area State Parks. The Clark Art sends a free courtesy pass to area libraries.

The Friends also funded “Music at the Mansion” and all of this year’s summer reading programs in the Youth Department including visits by Rona Leventhal and magician Greg MacAdams.

The Friends are currently in the middle of a membership drive and we hope you will consider joining. Applcations are available at the main desk at the library. Many of our best library services would be impossible without their generous support.

Friends are accepting book donations

The Friends of NAPL are currently accepting book donations for their big September sale. Please consider donating your gently used hardback and paperback books in fiction, non-fiction, travel, biography, large print and other subject areas. We will also take donations of children’s books, DVDs, music in CD format and books  in CD format. We cannot accept textbooks, Readers Digest condensed books, encyclopedias, out-dated medical books, VHS or cassette tapes. We will take current magazines in excellent condition for our magazine exchange. Although we appreciate your generosity, please make sure your books are in the best condition. Accepting mildewed books endangeres our library collection. Audio-visual items that don’t work properly and musty, damaged books are expensive to recycle and defeat the purpose of fund-raising for your community library. Mark your calendars for the September 26 and 27 book sale. We hope to see you all there.