Discarded Books — Community Give Away!
On Saturday, 4/23 from 10 to 2 we will host a free children's book give away. We are cleaning out old books from our Children's Room to make room for beautiful new ones, and we would love it if these older books found local, loving homes.
April is Poetry Month
Celebrate Poetry Month! Check out our display of new poetry books featuring poets such as (this list includes US Poet Laureates and Pulitzer prize winners!): Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, Wendell Berry, Jim Harrison, and William Stafford. Also, the remarkable love poetry of the Sufi poets Rumi and Hafiz, and anthologies of American poetry and translations of some of the best poetry from all over the world. There are poems here for everyone.
National Library Week — April 10-16, 2016
Please join the Board of Directors in extending a very special thank you to our wonderful staff during National Library Week. We are very grateful for their dedication and their efforts to make the Lee Library a great place for our community.
Thank you to all the generous folks who cleared their fines by bringing donations for the Lee Food Pantry. We delivered many bags and boxes and non-perishables at the end of the month.
News from the Teen Space
Thursdays, 4/7 and 4/21 from 3 to 4pm. Comic Book Social .
Wednesdays, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 and 4/27 from 3 to 4pm. Teen Chess.
Monday, 4/25 at 6pm. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting.
The funding for the Teen Space and programs comes from a federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Thank you for your support!
(See Calendar for event details)
FamiLEE Library Movie: The Good Dinosaur, Saturday, 4/9 at 11am. The movie runs 100 minutes and is rated PG for some peril, action and thematic elements. Please join us.
FamiLEE Library Movie (school vacation week): Open Season Scared Silly, Saturday, 4/23 at 11am. The movie runs 79 minutes and is rated PG for mild humor and action. Please join us.
There will be a Quilt Show in the gallery during the month of April. The reception for the quilt show will be on Thursday, 4/7 from 6 to 8 pm. The show is sponsored by the Lee Library and Pumpkin Patch Quilts.
Wednesday, 4/13 from 2 to 4pm. Back to the Book book club. The book selection is Possession by A. S. Byatt. New members are welcome but required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385. Please Note: the book selection for May will be H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.
EXTENDED! Tuesdays in April from 1:30 to 2:30pm — Knit/Crochet Group. This is an opportunity for knitters to gather and share patterns, information and the company of fellow enthusiasts. Hosted by Cathie Sparks. Calling the Circulation desk at (413) 243-0385 to register is appreciated, but drop-ins are always welcome.
LEGO Club — continues Thursdays through 5/12 from 4 to 5pm. This program for ages 3-8 is made possible with grant money provided by South Berkshire Kids. Ages 3-8 (slightly younger or older OK, too).
Thursday, 4/7, 10:30 to 11:30am. STEM: Science! Technology! Engineering! Math! April theme is Engineering! Every 1st Thursday of the month. Each parent/child program will include stories, demonstrations, songs, and table top activities. Questions please contact Jessica of South Berkshire Kids @ 413-464-5095.
Pre-school Story Time Thursday mornings, 10:30am. Ages 2 1/2 to 5 with caregivers at 10:30-11:00am in the Children's Room.
Toby on Tuesdays.. Our reading dog Toby will be here on Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 5 pm.
Free Music through the
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.