Discarded Books —   Community Give Away!

On Saturday, 4/23 from 10 to 2 we will host a free children's book give away. We are cleaning out old books from our Children's Room to make room for beautiful new ones, and we would love it if these older books found local, loving homes.

April is Poetry Month

Celebrate Poetry Month! Check out our display of new poetry books featuring poets such as (this list includes US Poet Laureates and Pulitzer prize winners!): Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, Wendell Berry, Jim Harrison, and William Stafford. Also, the remarkable love poetry of the Sufi poets Rumi and Hafiz, and anthologies of American poetry and translations of some of the best poetry from all over the world. There are poems here for everyone.

National Library Week — April 10-16, 2016

Please join the Board of Directors in extending a very special thank you to our wonderful staff during National Library Week. We are very grateful for their dedication and their efforts to make the Lee Library a great place for our community.

Thank You

Thank you to all the generous folks who cleared their fines by bringing donations for the Lee Food Pantry. We delivered many bags and boxes and non-perishables at the end of the month.

News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Thursdays, 4/7 and 4/21 from 3 to 4pm. Comic Book Social .

Wednesdays, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 and 4/27 from 3 to 4pm.   Teen Chess.

Monday, 4/25 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!


(See  Calendar  for event details)


FamiLEE Library Movie: The Good Dinosaur, Saturday, 4/9 at 11am. The movie runs 100 minutes and is rated PG for some peril, action and thematic elements. Please join us.

FamiLEE Library Movie (school vacation week): Open Season Scared Silly, Saturday, 4/23 at 11am. The movie runs 79 minutes and is rated PG for mild humor and action. Please join us.

Gallery Exhibit

There will be a Quilt Show in the gallery during the month of April. The reception for the quilt show will be on Thursday, 4/7 from 6 to 8 pm. The show is sponsored by the Lee Library and Pumpkin Patch Quilts.

Adult Programs

Wednesday, 4/13 from 2 to 4pm. Back to the Book book club. The book selection is Possession by A. S. Byatt. New members are welcome but required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385. Please Note: the book selection for May will be H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.

EXTENDED! Tuesdays in April from 1:30 to 2:30pm — Knit/Crochet Group. This is an opportunity for knitters to gather and share patterns, information and the company of fellow enthusiasts. Hosted by Cathie Sparks. Calling the Circulation desk at (413) 243-0385 to register is appreciated, but drop-ins are always welcome.

Children's Programs
and Information

LEGO Club — continues Thursdays through 5/12 from 4 to 5pm.  This program for ages 3-8 is made possible with grant money provided by South Berkshire Kids. Ages 3-8 (slightly younger or older OK, too).

Thursday, 4/7, 10:30 to 11:30am. STEM: Science! Technology! Engineering! Math! April theme is Engineering! 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.. 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.