HOURS: Monday 2-7, Tuesday 10-5, Wednesday 2-7, Thursday 2-7, Saturday 10-1
(hours may be changeable as we work to return to limited services)
(hours may be changeable as we work to return to limited services)
We're (a little bit) OPEN!!
Staff are working in the library again! We are accepting returns (start searching under your bed!) in the BOOK DROP only. We will have a separate drop box on the deck outside the door for DVDs, CDs, and Audiobooks--but only when staff are in the building. Please protect these fragile items by putting them in this dedicated book drop.
Please note: we will be quarantining all returns for a minimum of 3 days before checking them in, so your account will not reflect your return in a timely manner. Be assured that we will remove any accrued fines as we go along.
**The library is NOT open to the public and will not be for some time. We cannot host meetings, groups or programs. Please don't knock on the door with questions--we can't speak with you at a safe social distance at the door.**
The Town election is June 16. In the Town's effort to hold a safer election, the Town urges all registered voters interested in voting in this year's local election to vote by mail. Go to the town website for more information and the application. (The official deadline is 6/15 at noon, but obviously it will take a few days to process your application and receive, and then return your ballot. Register early!)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR TAX BILL:
Berkshire Health systems has set up a Coronavirus Information Kiosk with a hotline you can call and a website with information and links to the CDC and Massachusetss Department of Public Health websites. Click HERE to go to their website or Call 211 for answers/information from the state on a variety of subjects, related to Coronavirus and available services.
Some more helpful links:
Myth Busters from WHO
Buoy Health Symptom Checker
Berkshire Eagle list of resources & support
MGRSD Grab n Go Lunches
Food and Meal sites
Northern Berkshire COVID Operations Resources
Learn how to use Libby or Overdrive for E-Books,magazines, or audiobooks --
Here's a great place to get started with information for any type of device.
Getting started with OverDrive
Still stuck? Email us!
No Library Card? Lost your card? No problem!
Click here to sign up for an Instant Digital Card
Census mailings are arriving in the mail. It is important that EVERYONE gets counted...
Fill it out! Online, by Mail or Phone
Census numbers determine funding for our schools, libraries, senior services, fire and police department, roads and highways etc..
If you have any questions about the Census, email us! If we can't answer your question, we will find out who can.
Here's the link to the Census website where you can fill out your census or just learn more about it.
and here's a helpful video about how/where to count your recently displaced college student:
For people who like to knit or crochet or are interested in learning! Bring your supplies and expertise or your interest in learning something new!
(open to all, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
(Due to limited parking, please park in the back and come in through the building if you do not require a close parking spot. Thanks!)
TBA when Berkshire museums will reopen...
Check out a museum pass!!
Berkshire Botanical Garden
Hancock Shaker Village
DCR State Parks- parking pass
Norman Rockwell Museum (discounted admission)
The Mount (discounted admission)
Similar Authors, Similar Books, etc.
Join the Friends!
Friends of the Lanesborough Public Library
Our Friends group supports the library by raising funds for museum passes and programs, and promoting the library in numerous ways. Friends also get to attend a preview of the annual Book Sale the night before the general public - what a bonus!
Support your library: Join Today!
Book Group News
We are now meeting virtually!
All are Welcome, email the director to join us!
Educated by Tara Westover
(we will start curb-side service soon, but sadly our copy is stuck at another library! The e-book is available to borrow through Overdrive and Libby. It's a popular title, place a hold now!)
New Titles @ the Library
(for the most up-to-date list, click "online catalog" on this page, then "see new titles at your library" in black bar at the top. Then select Lanesborough from the list)
The Good Liar by Searle
Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance by Hurston
Such a Fun Age by Reid
When You See Me by Gardner
A Long Petal of the Sea by Allende
Big Lies in a Small Town by Chamberlain
Nothing to See Here by Wilson
Well Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves: an Anthology edited by Edim
The Dutch House by Patchett, Audiobook
Beating About the Bush by Beaton, Audiobook
JUVENILE & YOUNG ADULT
A Conference of the Birds by Riggs
We Used to be Friends by Spalding
The Unteachables by Korman
Narwhal On a Sunny Night by Osborne
American Royals by McGee
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Lee
The Old Truck by Pumphrey
Cape by Hannigan
River by Cooper
I, Cosmo by Sorosiak
Little Red Ruthie, A Hannukkah Tale by Koster
Almost Time by Schmidt
Indian No More by McManus
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Zoboi
A Big Bed for Little Snow by Lin
Hill Women, Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains by Chambers
The Self-Care Solution: A Year of Becoming Happier, Healthier, and Fitter... by Ashton
Napkin Finance: Build Your Wealth in 30 seconds or Less by Hay
Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America by Taylor
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from WWII to Peace by Bryan
Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo by Hurston
The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness by Cahalan
The Body, A Guide For Occupants by Bryson
Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Expedition by Levy, Audiobook
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian & Storyteller Pura Belpre by Denise
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Harrison
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Harrison
Obviously, Stories From My Timeline by Hughes
Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... by Ortiz
One Strange Rock
Vera Season 9
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Hatfields and McCoys
Ice Age, Collision Course
AND...Check out our music CD's including some for children (Frozen 2 soundtrack!)
Have young ones at home? Run a Day Care program? Join us at the Lanesborough Library for stories, music and crafts on Tuesday mornings at 10:15. Fun Times!!!! (Reminder : all children must be accompanied by an adult. Thank you!)
Storytime at the library isn't an option right now so...
We are sharing
Storytime at Home with Chris and Alice here (and on Facebook)! Or Email the director to be added to the Storytime email list
Welcome to Storytime at Home!
Hi Storytime Friends,
Welcome to Storytime at Home for June 2, 2020:
Here is Chris's opening fingerplay
"Here is my book"
Alice sings the Good Morning song
Chris reads "Caps for Sale"
by Esphyr Slobodkina:
Alice and Larry sing "Going to the Zoo"
Both Alice's music and Chris's stories are now all available on YouTube. Please search "Alice Spatz" or "Christine Erb storytime".
From Chris and Alice
This Program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. *********************************
Lanesborough Public Library
83 North Main St.
PO Box 352
Lanesborough, MA 01237
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