Teen Space

Dan Paquette, the Director of the Lee Library and the Teen Board have been meeting and planning and the space is now beginning to take shape. The walls have been painted, the new furniture has started arriving. The couch will be the last to arrive and when the space is completed, we will have an Open House.

Teen Space

The Young Adult books and movies have been moved from the Children's room to the Teen Space, the area that was previously the reference room. It's exciting to see the changes and we hope that the teens and tweens will find the space and programs inviting and exciting. If you are a teen interested in joining the Teen Board, please contact Dan Paquette at dpaquette@cwmars.org or stop by the library.

The funding for this project comes from a federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Food for Fines in March

  • Donations of roughly equivalent value will be accepted instead of monetary fines from March 1 through 31.

  • Non-perishable items collected will go to the Lee Food Pantry.

  • Donations accepted for fines only, not for replacement of lost items.

  • Please check expiration dates on your donations. Nothing expired please.

  • Toiletries, diapers and toilet paper are accepted and appreciated.

Thank you to our Donors

The Lee Library is very grateful for the donations to our Share-A-Chair Program. Please visit the library and see our new chairs in the reading rooms and at the computers. The chairs are a wonderful addition to our library and we truly appreciate your support.

                      Lee Library 2008

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)

In the Gallery

Exploring the Collection, an exhibit of photos from the Library's Historical Collection through the month of March. Some of the pictures or events are accompanied by excerpts from the Gleaner, the weekly newspaper, giving an account of the event as reported at the time. Whether your family has lived here for a long time or not, there are so many interesting things to see in this exhibit and connections to make to our present time. Please stop by.

FamiLEE Library Movie

Saturday, 3/14, 11am. The movie is TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. Rated G, 76 minutes.

Free!   Please join us.

Book Club

Would you like to join a book club? The Back to the Book book club will held in the Lee Library beginning Wednesday, 3/11 from 2 to 4 pm. Just bring your mind and your heart to share and, of course, read the first book selection Who will Run The Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore. The book club will be moderated by Prof. Charles Haynes, Ph.D. (emeritus), N.Y.U. Registration is preferred by calling the library at (413) 243-0385. This event is free and open to the public.

Children's Programs
and Information

Every Child Ready to Read @ the Lee Library — March dates are: Tuesdays March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:30-11:15 am. Help your child develop pre-reading skills that gets them be ready to read in school. This is a FREE 5 week series for families with young children that includes a literacy workshop, story time and playgroup all in one! Free hand-outs and book to take home each week of the program. Registration is required. Please contact Jessica Maloney of South Berkshire Kids at 413-464-5095 or southberkshirekids@gmail.com or call the library at 413-243-0385.

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.

March's installment of the Thursday Story Time STEM for Little Scientists will be Thursday, 3/19 from 10:30-11:30a.m. The topic for March is Ramps. Each month's STEM (Science! Technology! Engineering! Math!) curriculum will include stories, demonstrations, songs and table top activities. Ages 1-5. For questions and additional information, please contact Jessica Maloney of South Berkshire Kids at 413-464-5095.

Toby on Tuesdays. Our reading dog Toby will be here on Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 5 pm.

Guessing Jar theme for March is Leprechauns.

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.