Lee Library Historical Photograph Collection

The visual record of the town and its evolution is found in our photo collection. Photos document all aspects of life--education, religion, disasters, individuals, sports, leisure activities, buildings, and businesses (especially the papermaking and marble industries).

The collection is now online in the Digital Commonwealth repository. You may view it by following this link.

News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Monday, 12/4 at 3:30pm. Button-making.  Make your own buttons with a button-making machine!

Monday, 12/11 at 3:30pm. Make your own garden.  Decorate a small plant to brighten the library through the winter months.

Monday, 12/18 at 3:30pm. Chicken soup for the soul (and the stomach).  Join us in making a simple chicken soup in a slow cooker, and then we'll eat together!

Wednesdays, 12/6, 12/13,12/20 and 12/27 at 3:30 to 4:30pm. Teen Chess.

Thursdays, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 and 12/28 at 3:30pm. Dungeons & Dragons.

Thursday, 12/28 showings at 6pm and 6:45pm — STARLAB portable planetarium.  Spend some time with our astronomer studying the constellations, planets and other wonders of the night sky.

Three Day 3D Printer Program. Drop in any open hours on Thursday, 12/28 and Friday, 12/29 from 10 to 5pm and Saturday, 12/30. The Berkshire Athenaeum is lending us their 3D printer for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of winter break. Come by to learn how to print, and then print something of your own!

Fridays, 12/1, 12/8, 12/13, 12/22 and 12/29 at 3:30 to 4:30pm. Wii in the Gallery.

Happy Holidays from The Lee Library Association!

The Staff and Board of Directors of the Lee Library wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season and a New Year filled with peace, good health and happiness. We are very grateful for your continued support.


Email List for Adult and Children's Programs

If you would like to be added to our email list and receive notices of either adult or children's programs or both, please send your name to lee@cwmars.org

Gallery Exhibit Space

The J. Peter Scolforo Gallery is available to artists for a one-month period at no cost. Please check the Calendar for availability. Please call the library at 413 243-0385 to reserve the space or if you have any questions.

Support the Lee Library   —  while shopping at Amazon!

Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to your library automatically.  Here's how to get started:

  • Go to smile.amazon.com

  • Log into your Amazon account.

  • If you need to, type Lee Library in the search box.

Now every time that you shop from smile.amazon.com you will be supporting the Lee Library.  More information about the Amazon Smile program can be found at this link.

Thank you for your support!


(See  Calendar  for event details)

December Gallery Exhibit

Colleen Surprise Jones Art Show. Paintings and fabric arts in the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery.


FamiLEE Library Movie: We will be showing two movies in December:

Despicable Me 3, Saturday, 12/9 at 11am. The movie runs 90 minutes and is rated PG for some action and rude humor.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, Saturday, 12/30 at 11am. This movie runs 91 minutes and is also rated PG for some action and mild humor.

Adult Programs

NEW: Grown-up Game Night! Get together with a group of friendly board game enthusiasts every Thursday evening at 6:00pm with a rousing game of Scrabble. For adults 18+, no registration required, for more information call us at 413-243-0385.

Wednesday, 12/13 from 2 to 4pm. Main Street Literary Society Book Club. The book club was renamed at November's meeting and will now be known as the Main Street Literary Society. Meetings will continue to be held on the second Wednesday of each month and book club members are encouraged to bring book titles that they would like to have selected in future months. The book selection for December is The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall. New members are always welcome but please register by calling the library at (413) 243-0385 or email rborsody@cwmars.org.

Knitting and Crochet Group (we will continue throughout the fall/winter!)Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 pm. This is an opportunity for knitters to gather and share patterns, information and the company of fellow enthusiasts. Please join in on the fun!

Thursdays, from 6 to 8pm. Grown-up Game Night.

Children's Programs
and Information

Saturday, 12/23 from 10:30 to 11:30am. Storytime and Craft. Please join us for a Story and Craft presented by the Lee Kiwanis Club. Snacks will be provided!

Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30am. Babies and Books. Join us for this weekly program for families with infants, ages birth to 12 months. We will learn new songs, finger plays and share the joys and challenges of new parenthood! This program is free and no registration required.

Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30am. Brain Builders. Join us for this weekly playgroup for families with young children ages birth to 5. This program is free and no registration is required. This program will include a circle time with stories, songs and group fun, followed by tabletop activities.

New Microfilm Reader!

The library has a new microfilm reader. You can now send articles to your email or transfer them to a flash drive and print them. The excerpt above is from The President's Thanksgiving from Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1877 from The Gleaner. President Rutherford B. Hayes proclaimed Nov. 29, a day of National Thanksgiving that year.

Free Music through the
Freegal Service

The Lee Library makes the free music service Freegal available to its patrons. Just follow the image link below:

If you are not familiar with Freegal music, please read first our Freegal page.