The Summer Reading Program!

The 2016 Summer Reading Program (SRP) begins on June 27 and will run for six weeks ending on August 6th. Each group will have weekly book prizes and special events through the summer. Please check the calendar and email notices.

Children's theme:  On your Mark, Get Set ...  READ!

Wednesday, 6/29 from 11 to noon — The kick off program is a magic show with Presto Pete & Incredible Pete.

Teens/Tweens theme:  Get in the Game.  READ!

Thursday, 6/30 from 3:30 to 4:30pm — The kick-off program is "Swords through the Ages". This is a chronological presentation of several different eras of sword use. The presenters will use choreographed sword fights and some will include audience members. Blunt swords only! A question and answer session will include "mythbusters", addressing common misconceptions about swords.

The funding for the Teen Space and programs comes from a federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Adults theme:  Exercise your Mind.  READ!

Read a book and submit the title to be eligible for the week's book prize.

News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Wednesdays, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22 and 6/29 from 3 to 4pm.   Teen Chess.

Thursdays, 6/9 and 6/23 from 3 to 4pm. Comic Book Social .

Fridays, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 and 6/24 from 3 to 4pm.   Wii Gaming.

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.

Museum Passes for 2016

Lee Library patrons can use their library cards to reserve and borrow one-day passes for museums, nature reserves and Massachusetts state parks. This year we added the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst to our list. For a list of museums and more information please follow this link.

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)


FamiLEE Library Movie: The Lion King, Saturday, 6/11 at 11am. The movie runs 88 minutes and is rated G. Please join us.

Berkshire Gateway Jazz Movie: KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON, Thursday, 6/16 at 6pm. The story of jazz legend Clark Terry. Terry — a mentor to Miles Davis, continues to cultivate budding talent as he sparks a deep friendship with gifted musician Justin Kauflin, a blind, 23-year-old piano prodigy, as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition. The movie runs 85 minutes.

Adult Programs

Wednesday, 6/8 from 2 to 4pm. Back to the Book book club. The book selection is Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx. New members are welcome but required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385. Please Note: the book selection for July is Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich.

Children's Programs
and Information

Thursday, 6/2, 10:30 to 11:30am. STEM: Science! Technology! Engineering! Math! May theme is Weather! 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.

Tuesday, 6/14 from 2 to 4pm. Reading Dogs @ the Lee Library. Our beloved Toby will be joined by 2 other reading dogs from Tufts Paws for People, Rhino the boxer and Samantha a black lab, for one-on-one reading sessions. Children will have scheduled 12-minute sessions to read in private to one of the dogs. Registration is highly encouraged but walk-ins are welcome if space is available. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no regular Toby from 4-5pm in the children's room afterwards.

Saturday, 6/25 from 11 to noon. The Lee Library will be participating at the Children's Day at the Lee Farmers Market. Please stop by.

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. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Story Time on Thursday, 6/16 due to an out of town library conference.

Toby on Tuesdays. Our reading dog Toby will be here on Tuesday afternoons at 4pm (except 6/14 —See above).

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.