The Lee Library is Hiring a Head of Circulation

The Lee Library is seeking a full-time Head of Circulation. The position is 35 hours a week, and includes some evening and weekend hours. Duties include running the circulation desk, assisting patrons, scheduling, coordinating volunteers, and maintaining statistics. Candidate must possess management experience, good communication and customer services skills, and a working knowledge of computers and current technology. Prior library experience preferred.  Follow this link for a full job description.  Send resume and cover letter to Damon Vorce: The deadline for applications is Friday May 4th, 2018.

April is Poetry Month

There is a poem for every time and every season ... celebrate Poetry Month!

Instructions for Living a Life
Pay attention
Be astonished.
Tell about it.
          Mary Oliver
How Perfectly
How perfectly
and neatly
opens the pink rose

this bright morning,
the sun warm
on my shoulders,

its heat
on the opening petals.

it is the smallest,
the least important event
at this moment

in the whole world.
Yet I stand there
utterly happy.
          Mary Oliver

   In April, we will accept non-perishable donations as payment for library fines. The donations will be given to the Lee Food Pantry. Donations should be of roughly equal value to the amount of your fines.

Please Note: We cannot accept donations as payment for lost library items.

New Program! Computer and Gadget Help

Saturdays 4/7 and 4/21 from 10am to 12 noon. Looking for help with a new computer, phone, tablet or any other gadget? Stop in and get help from one of our teen computer and gadget helpers.

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, 4/23 at 6pm. TAB meeting.

Wednesdays, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18 & 4/25 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Teen Chess.

Thursdays, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. D & D Gaming in the Gallery.

Fridays, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Wii Gaming in the Gallery.

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

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

  • Log into your Amazon account.

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

Now every time that you shop from 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)

April Gallery Exhibit

Quilt Show - There will be a Quilt Show in the gallery during the month of April.    The reception for the Quilt Show will be on Thursday, 4/5 from 6 to 8pm. The show is sponsored by the Lee Library and Pumpkin Patch Quilts. In this photo, Laurel Caluori displays her quilt Full Bloom.

FamiLEE Movies

Ferdinand, Saturday, 4/14 at 11am. The movie runs 108 minutes and is rated PG for rude humor, action and some thematic elements.

Adult Programs

Wednesday, 4/11 from 2 to 4pm. Main Street Literary Society Book Club, hosted by Deedee Consolati. 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 Aoril is A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.

Thursday, 4/26 at 3pm and again at 5:30pm. Spring Poetry Event. Celebrate spring by reading, writing, reciting or just listening to a poem. Sponsored in part by Common Threads 2018, a publication published by Mass Poetry. This event is open to poetry lovers of all ages!

Grown-up Game Night! Get together with a group of friendly board game enthusiasts every Thursday evening from 6 to 8pm. For adults 18+, no registration required, for more information call us at 413-243-0385.

Knitting and Crochet Group — 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!

Children's Programs
and Information

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.

Saturday, 4/21 from 10:30 to 11:30am. Kiwanis Krafts and Reading with Kids. Please join us for a Story and Craft presented by the Lee Kiwanis Club. Healthy snacks will be provided!

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.

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.