Ukulele Kit to Borrow!!    


Have you ever been interested in learning the ukulele? Not sure if you're willing to commit to it?

Test it out   . . .    . . .   by borrowing ours!

We now have a ukulele kit for you to check out, it comes with a ukulele, a carrying case, a tuner, and an instructional book (with CD) that you can keep for three weeks at a time.

Thank you from the Lee Library

The Lee Library Association would like to thank Dorthe Hviid, Director of Horticulture at the Berkshire Botanical Garden for designing the foundation planting in front of the library. Thank you to Bill and Jennifer Cummings for planting the mixture of shrubs, perennials and ground covers. We are deeply grateful for this beautiful addition to the front of the building.

In Memoriam

We are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Steve Cozzaglio. Steve was a Corporator of the Lee Library and a very dedicated library supporter. He also volunteered his time setting up exhibits and he completed a very important indexing project, which is so helpful in finding information for our patrons. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Tuesday, 8/1, Starlab: The Portable Planetarium. Join us for a night of exploration! Two showings at 6 to 6:45pm and 6:45 to 7:30pm.

Monday 8/7, at 3pm. Book Lover's Day poster making.

Monday 8/14, at 3pm. Scrabble.

Monday 8/21, at 3pm. Make a Family Tree.

Monday, 7/21 at 6pm.   Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting.

Wednesdays, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30, from 3 to 4pm.   Teen Chess.

Thursdays, Crafternoons at 3pm:
8/10, Duct Tape Crafts
8/17, DIY Fidget Spinners
8/24, Learn to Knit
8/31, Collage a Vision Board

Fridays, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18 and 8/25, from 3 to 4pm.   Wii Gaming.  Teens please join us to play the Wii in friendly games of competition.

Saturday, 8/19 at noon. Upcycling Library Books (in 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.

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Thank you for your support!


(See  Calendar  for event details)

August Gallery Exhibit

Artists from the Gloria Malcolm Arnold Studio exhibiting in the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery for the month of August. Opening reception, Thursday, August 3, from 6 to 8pm.

CreativeLEE XVII

The Lee Library Association invites you to display your art in our 17th annual exhibit for the month of Sept. The items must be brought to the Lee Library on Friday, Sept. 1, from 10 to 5pm or Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 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, 9/15 from 3 to 5pm.

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


FamiLEE Library Movie: The LEGO Batman Movie, Saturday, 8/12 at 11am. The movie runs 104 minutes and is rated PG for some rude humor and action. Please join us.

Adult Programs

Wednesday, 8/2 from 2 to 3pm.   Adult Coloring Club. This program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Coloring supplies are provided. See how relaxing coloring can be!

Monday, 8/7 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Author Talk. Local author Bob Reiss writing as James Abel, returns to the Lee Library to read from Vector, the final novel in the popular series featuring bio-terror expert and former Marine Colonel Joe Rush. Bob will discuss how this book and the others in the series are based on his experiences covering remote areas of the earth as a journalist and how he uses fact to create fiction. Author Q/A to follow and several of Bob's books will be available for sale afterwards at the book signing.

Wednesday, 8/9 from 2 to 4pm. Back to the Book book club. The book selection is River Road by Carol Goodman. New members are welcome but required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385. For those wishing to get a head start, the selection for September is The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

Tuesday, 8/29 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Creative Photographic Compositions with local photographer Thad Kubis. What makes a photograph creative, visually exciting, dynamic? Many things is the short answer: composition, a pre-determined balance of exposure, technology and your vision are significant contributing factors that make your photographs memorable (saleable) or not! Join Thad for a free two-hour hands-on tour/workshop of the Lee Library and the Town of Lee. During this walking workshop we will examine 5 main composition formats, experiment with exposure, depth of field, shutter and aperture, enhancing the level of creativity to support your magical visions. DSLR, SLR's, Smartphones and Tablets are welcome!

Knitting and Crochet Group (we will continue throughout the summer!)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!

Children's Programs
and Information

ENDS August 7!
All children are reminded that we need to see your reading logs of books that you've been reading all summer to post on the window boards and ensure that your names are included in the raffles and prizes. Please help us get all of you busy readers counted and included!

Tuesday, 8/8, from 2 to 4pm, the grand finale program, "Dr. Marmalade" with puppeteer Meredyth Babcock. After the puppet show, we will hand out reading certificates, prizes and end the afternoon with our annual make-your-own-sundae tradition!

Tuesday, 8/15, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, Kindergarten Pop-up. This program is focused on Kindergarten transition for children starting K in the fall. Circle time, table top activities, free books and resources. Sponsored by grant funding through South Berkshire Kids.

Pre-school Story Time Thursday mornings, 10:30 to 11am. Ages 2 1/2 to 5 with caregivers in the Children's Room.

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.