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NAPL seeks submissions for new library card


Are you an aspiring artist? Do you know one? The North Adams Public Library is looking for a new library card design. We would like your rendering of an iconic Northern Berkshire scene or artistic design of anything related to the library to be considered for the face of our new card. We are looking for submissions of original art from children, teens, and adults. Your photos or original artwork must be executed in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Paint, or Adobe PDF and need to be high resolution for our 3 3/8” x 2 1/8” cards. Oh, and printable in CYMK color range. We can help you with these requirements.


Winners of first place choice and runners-up will be announced by late spring. There will be a small honorarium and the lasting fame of your artwork on our card. Please bring you submissions, carefully documented with your name, address, and phone number to Mindy, Kim, or Sara at the North Adams Public Library.

Replay of Ken Gloss presentation

Thanks to Joanne Hurlbut and our local cable station, you can watch the “Old and Rare Books” presentation given at the library by Kenneth Gloss on these dates:

Channel 1302
Thursday the 29th @ 7pm
Sunday, December 2 @ 3pm
Wednesday, December 5 @ 8:30pm
Saturday, December 8 @ 11am
Monday, December 10 @ 12:30pm
Friday, December 14 @ 6pm
Sunday the 16th @ 4pm

Mobile print available

With our new PrinterOn link, you can print from home, from your phone, or from our Chromebooks at the library with mobile printing. It’s as easy as clicking the link and following the directions. The only exceptions are printing secure documents like boarding passes and forms. For those we still request that you use the lab computers. Documents may be picked up at the library within 12 hours of request.

Remote users look for changes


The Massachusetts Library System will be discontinuing Commonwealth E-Book Collections in favor of an expanded Overdrive. Read the details here:

If you are currently using Universal Class, Transparent Language, RBDigital magazines, or any EBSCO Host library services, please be aware that policy changes are happening July 1, 2018 that may require you to re-enroll in RBDigital’s services. For Universal Class, Zinio magazines, and Transparent Language you may still use the same credentials (user names and passwords) but the new app environments and database changes require signing up all over again. In the case of Transparent Language, you will be required to re-enroll and your history will be lost. We apologize for any inconvenience. On the bright side, we will be adding ACORN TV (the best of British broadcasting) and access to the different databases will be from one convenient location.

Library adds recipe database



Evening dinners choices getting a little stale? Need an ethnic recipe to get an easy “A” in that social studies class? Check out our newest database A to Z World Food.  This companion to A to Z World and A to Z USA is an entire cook book library of interesting food and facts from around the world. Click here or scroll through our databases on the main page in the right-hand column.