Lee Library Director

The Town of Lee and the Lee Library Association Trustees are seeking a full-time Library Director. The Director oversees all aspects of the library with direct responsibility for finances, personnel, collections, public relations, facilities, computer systems and all other equipment. BA/BS, MLS preferred, and certification as a professional librarian from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Three to five years of progressively responsible administrative/ supervisory experience. Follow this link for a full job description.

Salary range of $42,873 to $56,807 plus benefits.

Send cover letter, resume and names of three references to maryphilpott@mindspring.com or Mary Philpott, Lee Library Association, 100 Main Street, Lee, MA 01238.  Initial interest will be assessed on Dec. 7, 2015, and candidates will be welcome until the position is filled. The Town of Lee is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Wednesdays, 11/4 and 11/18 from 3 to 4pm.   Teen Chess.

Fridays, 11/6, 11/13, and 11/20 from 3 to 4pm.   Teen Gaming.   Teens please join us to play the Wii in friendly games of competition.

Monday, 11/9 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 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!

Lee Library Patrons Can Now Access
10 Western Mass Newspaper Archives

Through the generosity of several western Massachusetts libraries and organizations, the Lee Library now has access to the digital archives of 10 local newspapers, including the Advocate (2/10/2010 — current), the Berkshire Eagle (12/31/2003 — current), and the North Adams Transcript (11/25/2003 — current).

To start using the database, follow this link.

Once on the NewsBank site click on "Massachusetts". If you are connecting from outside the library you will need to enter your library card number.

The Lee Library also has microfilm of the Berkshire Eagle (starting Jan. 1993), the Berkshire Record (Jan. 2000 — current), and the Valley/Berkshire Gleaner (1/1/1857 — 6/2/1944).


(See  Calendar  for event details)


FamiLEE Library Movie: Inside/Out, Saturday, 11/14 at 11am. The movie runs 102 minutes and is rated PG. Please join us.

STAR WARS MARATHON ON BLACK FRIDAY, 11/27!!! Bring your comfy soccer chair, bring lunch. May the force be with you: At 10am — A new Hope. At 12:15 — The Empire Strikes Back. At 2:30 — Return of the Jedi. In the Lee Library Gallery. Children under 12 must be supervised. Brown Bag snacks and lunches welcome. This is better than shopping: It's Free!!!

Adult Programs

Monday, 11/9 from 6 to 8pm. Pastel workshop with Greg Maichack, "Pastel Paint Georgia O'Keeffe's Scarlet Poppies." Registration required-no walk-ins! An email will be sent to our adult programming list the week before to give everyone an equal chance to register on a "first-come" basis since Greg's workshops fill within 24 hours. When emails are sent out, registration will also be available by calling the library at 413 243-0385.

Wednesday, 12/2 from 2 to 4pm. Back to the Book book club.  PLEASE NOTE:   THERE IS NO November meeting. The book selection is The Gathering by Anne Enright. New members are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.

Children's Programs
and Information

Thursday, 11/5, 10:30 to 11:30am. STEM: Science! Technology! Engineering! Math! 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. PLEASE NOTE:   THERE IS NO TOBY on 11/17. Our reading dog Toby will be here on Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 5 pm.

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.