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Berkshire County Library Guide

By Berkshires Macaroni Kid March 28, 2022

Libraries in the Berkshires are a great source of free family fun in the region. From Virtual Storytimes, StoryWalks®, Craft Kits, and Museum Passes, local libraries are working hard to offer more than just what's on their shelves. 

Berkshires Macaroni Kid has made it easy for you to find one nearest you with the comprehensive town by town list below. We have included links to their Facebook pages when applicable in order to keep you as up-to-date as possible.

Did we miss one of your favorites? Please shoot me an email at taylors@macaronikid.com.

*Open hours and events are constantly changing to coincide with health precautions. It is good practice to confirm before visiting. 

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Adams

Adams Free Library

Monday: 10 – 6
Tuesday: 12 – 8
Wednesday: 10 – 1
Thursday: 12 – 8
Friday: 10 – 5
Saturday*: 10 – 1
Closed Sundays & holidays, closed Saturdays between Memorial Day & Labor Day.

Free Storytime on Fridays at 10 a.m.


Becket

Becket Athenaeum

Tuesday 1-7
Wednesday 11 - 7
Thursday 1-7
Saturday 10 - 4 

For youth events like cartoon drawing workshops and more, click HERE.


Cheshire

Cheshire Public Library 

Monday 9:30-2:30
Tuesday 12-7
Wednesday 11-3

Free Storytime at 11-12 p.m. on Tuesdays.
 

Clarksburg

Clarksburg Town Library
Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 3–7
Wednesdays: 3–7
Thursdays: 9-2
Fridays: 9-2
Saturdays 9-12
Sundays: Closed


Dalton

Dalton Free Public Library

Monday & Wednesday: Noon - 8
Tuesday: 10 - 4
Thursday & Friday: Noon - 5:30
Saturday: 10 - 2

Ask about Themed Bundles for youth to check out!


Florida

Florida Public Library

Monday: 9-3
Tuesday: 5-8
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 5-8
Friday: 9-3
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED





Great Barrington

Mason Children's Library

Monday – Friday, 10 – 6
Youth Services, 10 – 5
Saturday, 10 – 3
Youth Services, 10 – 1

Large variety of youth programs both in-person and virtual.


Hancock

Taylor Memorial Library

Mondays 2-6 and 6:30-8
Thursdays 9-11 and 2-6
Saturdays from 10-Noon

Seed library and crafters group.


Hinsdale

Hinsdale Public Library

Monday: 9 – 1
Tuesday: 2 – 6
Wednesday: 3 – 7
Thursday: 3-7
Friday: 2 – 6
Saturday: 9 – 1

Housatonic

Ramsdell Library

Tuesday & Wednesday: 1-6
Saturday: 10– 3
Sunday: 1-4


Interlaken

Interlaken Public Library

Monday: 9-1
Tuesday: 11-5
Wednesday: 9-1
Thursday: 11-5
Friday: 9-1
Saturday: 9-12


Lee

Lee Library

Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Call 413-243-0385 or email lee@cwmars.org to request curbside service.
Curbside Service Hours
Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Works closely with South Berkshire Kids to provide StoryWalks®, programs, learning bags, and MORE.






Lenox/Lenox Dale

Lenox Library Association

Tuesday through Thursday: 10-7
Friday & Saturday: 10-5
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Weekly Outside Storytime Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.


Lanesborough

Lanesborough Library

Monday: 2-7
Tuesday: 10-5
Wednesday: 2-7
Thursday: 2-7
Saturday: 10-1
Offering virtual Storytime at Home. To view, email the director or call the library at 413-442-0222.

Monterey

Monterey Library

Monday: 7 - 9
Tuesday: 9 - 1
Wednesday: 9- 1 and 1:30 - 5
Thursday: 9 - 1 and 4-8                
 Friday: 4 - 8
Saturday:  9-1 and 7 - 9                    
Sunday: Closed. 


North Adams

North Adams Public Library

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 - 5
Wednesday: 10 - 8
Saturday: 10 - 1
Sunday: Closed

Book bundles for kids & teens, Toddler Time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.


North Egremont

Egremont Free Library

Monday: 2-6
Tuesday: 2-6
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 2-6
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9-12
Sunday: Closed


Otis

Otis Library & Museum

Monday: 10-4
Tuesday: 12-6
Wednesday: 10-5
Thursday: 1-7
Friday: 10-5
Saturday: 9-1
Sunday: Closed



Pittsfield

Berkshire Athenaeum 

Monday through Thursday: 9 –9
Friday: 9 –5
Saturday: 10 –5 

Library of Things, Berkshire Seed Library, Monthly Youth & Teen Programs

 

Richmond

Richmond Free Public Library

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:30 – 7
Saturdays: 9 - 2


Savoy

Savoy Hollow Library

Monday: 8-12
Tuesday: 8-12; 7-9
Wednesday: 8-12
Thursday: 8-12
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Stockbridge

Stockbridge Library & Museum

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9 – 8
Wednesday: 9 – 5
Thursday: 9 – 5
Friday: 9 – 8
Saturday: 9 – 2

Weekly Storytime Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.



Tyringham

Tyringham Library

Monday: 4 - 6
Tuesday: 3 - 5
Thursday: 1 - 4
Saturdays: 9:30 - 12:30


West Stockbridge

West Stockbridge Library

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 10 - 3 

Tuesday and Friday 2 - 6

Museum & Cultural Passes


Williamstown

David & Joyce Milne Public Library

Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 10 - 5:20
Wed: 10 - 7:50
Sat: 10:00 - 3:50
Sun: Closed

Youth Programs

Just Beyond the Berkshires:

Cummington

Bryant Free Library


Huntington

Huntington Public Libary


Hillsdale/Copake

Roeliff Jansen Community Library


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