Damon Vorce to Leave Lee Library in mid-November

The Board of Directors is deeply saddened by the news that Damon will be leaving his position as Director of the Lee Library Association. Damon will be starting his own business in Great Barrington, and the board and staff wish him well.

We deeply appreciate all that he has done for the library and community and he will be greatly missed.

The search for a new Director is underway. Please see more details in the following paragraph.

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. Salary commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume and names of three references to Mary Philpott, at: maryphilpott@mindspring.com, or at: Lee Library Association, 100 Main Street, Lee, MA 01238.  For a full job description please follow this link.  For additional information or questions, please contact Mary Philpott.  Initial interest will be assessed on Oct 1, 2019, and candidates will be welcome until the position is filled.  The Town of Lee is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Library Will Be Closed October 14th through 30th —
For Installation of New Flooring and Carpeting.

New flooring and carpeting will be installed in the library in October. As you can see, this needs to be done very badly. In the gallery, new flooring, rather than carpeting, will be installed so that it will be cleaner and easier to maintain.

This is a huge job and will require closing for a number of days in October. We ask your patience while things are moved in and out so the carpeting can be installed. We are looking forward to seeing our library look better than ever. Thank you for your continued support.

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

Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Teen Chess.

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!


(See  Calendar  for event details)

FamiLEE Movie

Toy Story 4, Saturday, 10/12 at 11am. The movie runs 100 minutes and is rated G.

Adult Programs

Wednesday, 10/9 from 2 to 4pm. Main Street Literary Society Book Club, hosted by Deidre Consolati. The October selection is Time and Again by Jack Finney. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library 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!

NEW!: Craft Circle — Fridays from 10am to noon in the Gallery. Bring your craft, sewing or needlework and join the fun. It's a time for working on a new project or one that you have wanted to complete!

Children's Programs
and Information

Thursday, 10/31, from 10am to 5pm.  Halloween Trick or Treat! The Lee Library will be open for trick or treating all day. We're looking forward to seeing your costumes!

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.

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.