Now Hiring Part-Time Library Page

The Lee Library Association is looking to hire a part-time library page for the summer months. Applications will be available at the checkout desk or send a cover letter and resume to Damon Vorce at Please feel free to email Damon with any further questions.

Planning Survey

The Lee Library is planning for the future, and we are conducting a survey through the month of July to get your input. Please take the time to answer the survey so we can better serve you and the community. You can use this link to get to the survey or obtain a copy at the circulation desk. Thank you.

News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Monday, 7/24 at 6pm.   Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting.

Wednesdays, 7/5, 12, 19, and 26, from 3 to 4pm.   Teen Chess.

Fridays, 7/7, 14, 21, 28, and 30, from 3 to 4pm.   Wii Gaming.  Teens please join us to play the Wii in friendly games of competition.

Friday, 7/28 from 11am to 2pm.   Comic Jam with Ira Marcksmeeting.

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)

July Gallery Exhibit

To Be Determined.


FamiLEE Library Movie: Beauty and the Beast, Saturday, 7/8 at 11am. The movie runs 129 minutes and is rated PG for some action violence, peril and frightening imagery. Please join us.

Adult Programs

Wednesday, 7/5 from 2 to 3pm.   Adult Coloring Club. This program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Coloring supplies are provided.

Tuesday, 7/25 from 8:30 to 10:30pm. Meet the Stars (for Free) in Lee! A free, guided photographic walk with Thad Kubis. Have you wanted to photograph the stars, the Milky Way, join Thad Kubis for a night of photographic experimentation. If you decide to attend you will need a sturdy tripod, a camera with a "bulb setting", a live screen or manual focus, the fastest lens you have, a red head lamp (no white lights please), some bug spray, water and if you have a cable release or a remote release that can help as well. Meet at Lee Elementary School parking lot, 310 Greylock St., Lee.

Rain date Wednesday, 7/26, same time and location.

Wednesday, 7/12 from 2 to 4pm. Back to the Book book club. The book selection is The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. New members are welcome but required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385. For those wishing to get a head start, the selection for August is River Road by Carol Goodman; September's is The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

Monday, 7/17 6:30 to 7:30pm. Adult Summer Reading Program (SRP), Local Author Talk & Book Signing. Ann-Elizabeth Barnes will read from her book The Rev. Samuel Harrison: Abolitionist, Activist, and Chaplain of the Massachusetts 54th, the First Black Regiment Raised in the North to Fight in the Civil War. Q & A and book signing to follow.

Monday, 7/24 6:30 to 7:30pm. Adult SRP, Local Author Talk & Book Signing. Ken Markel will discuss his new novel To Catch a Nazi. The plot flows from 1933 Berlin to contemporary NYC. Q & A and book signing to follow. Q & A and book signing to follow.

Monday, 7/31 6:30 to 7:30pm. Adult SRP. Galina Vromen will talk about Maktabat al-Fanoos (Lantern Library) — the Arabic Early Reading Book Program for early literacy in Israel. She is founding director of Lantern Library and Director of Israel Operations for the Massachusetts-based Harold Grinspoon Foundation that funds this program.

Knitting and Crochet Group (we will continue throughout the summer!)Tuesdays from 1:30 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

June 26 - August 7
. The Summer Reading Program (SRP) began on June 26 and will run for 6 weeks ending on August 7. This year's theme for all age groups is Building a Better World!.

Monday, 7/10 2 to 3:30 pm. SRP Balloon Sculpting Workshop. Learn how to create animal balloon sculptures with the brothers of PeteChris Amusements. Everyone gets to take home a balloon animal.

Thursday, 7/20, 3 to 4 pm. SRP Meet Belle! Belle from "Beauty & the Beast" will be visiting the Lee Library for this children's SRP event. Belle will be in full costume, sing songs, play games, and answer questions from the audience. Children are highly encouraged to come in costume. Belle will pose for selfies afterwards!

Thursday, 7/27, 3 to 4:30 pm. SRP Sweet Strings Sing-a-long. Family musical program for all ages. Introducing the 5-member group Sweet Strings at the Lee Library. They will sing and perform a collection of campfire songs while strumming their mountain dulcimers, an original Appalachian instrument. Sing, hum, and clap along!

Pre-school Story Time Thursday mornings, 10:30 to 11am. Ages 2 1/2 to 5 with caregivers in the Children's Room.

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.