Computer and Gadget Help will be Back in August

Saturday, 8/18 and 8/25 from 10am to 12 noon. Looking for help with a new computer, phone, tablet or any other gadget?  Stop in and get help from one of our teen computer and gadget helpers.

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, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22 & 8/29 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Teen Chess.

Thursdays, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23 & 8/30 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Dungeons and Dragons Gaming in the Gallery.

Fridays, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24 & 8/31 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Wii Gaming in the Gallery.

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:

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  • 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)

August Gallery Exhibit

Moments, Memories & Music, art work by Joan L. Davidson. Reception, Tuesday, 8/7, from 5 to 7:30pm in the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery.


The Lee Library Association invites you to display your art in our 18th annual exhibit for the month of September. Items must be brought to the Lee Library on Friday, 8/31, 10am to 5pm or Saturday, 9/1, 10am to 2pm. A maximum of 2 items per artist will be accepted due to space limitations. Items must be ready to hang or display in a case.

The opening reception will be held during Founder's Weekend, Friday, 9/14 from 3 to 5pm.

Registration forms will be available at the Lee Library circulation desk or follow this link. Please call Mary Philpott 243-2733 for more information.

FamiLEE Movies

Sherlock Gnomes, Saturday, 8/11 at 11am. The movie runs 86 minutes and is rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor.

Adult Programs

Monday, 8/6 from 6 to 8pm. Join local photographer Thad Kubis for Beyond an Introduction to Photography - Demystify your camera and photography! Bring your DSLR, film camera, smartphone or tablet and Thad will demystify and discuss many of the key components of what makes, contributes to you creating a better photograph and much more!

Wednesday, 8/8 from 2 to 4pm. Main Street Literary Society Book Club, hosted by Deedee Consolati. Meetings will continue to be held on the second Wednesday of each month and book club members are encouraged to bring book titles that they would like to have selected in future months. The book selection for August is News of the World by Paulette Jiles. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.

Monday, 8/13 from 6 to 7pm. Local Author Talk & Book Signing. Micheline Laguilhomie will read from her book Gabriel, or the Long Love Affair of the Virgin Mary, a semi-biographical book. Q & A and books will be available for purchase and signing after the reading. Adult Summer Reading Program.

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!

Grown-up Game Night! Get together with a group of friendly board game enthusiasts every Thursday evening from 6 to 8pm. For adults 18+, no registration required, for more information call us at 413-243-0385.

Children's Programs
and Information

SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2018, 6/25 through 8/6. The 2018 Summer Reading Program (SRP) will run for 6 weeks ending on August 6. This year's theme for all age groups is Libraries Rock! Children's SRPs are free and open to all!

Saturday, 8/4 at 11 am. Dulcimer Drop-in. Mountain dulcimer workshop on how to play this simple folk instrument. Children ages 10 and up. Adults are also welcome. John McKinstry will offer this free workshop! Join the growing number of library patrons checking out the library's dulcimer and ukulele.

Wednesday, 8/8 from 11am to 1pm. The Children's SRP grand finale, Sound Explorers! After the show, SRP reading certificates will be given out, prizes and our annual make-your-own-sundae!

Tuesday, 8/14 from 10:30am to 12:30pm, Marine Animal Program with Lynn Fay.

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.

Saturday, 8/18 from 10:30 to 11:30am. Kiwanis Krafts and Reading with Kids. Please join us for a Story and Craft presented by the Lee Kiwanis Club. Healthy snacks will be provided!

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.