National Library Week, April 13-19   —
Thank you to our Lee Library Staff

NLW 2014

The Lee Library celebrates with a FOOD for FINES week. All donations will be given to the Lee Food Pantry. The 2014 theme is LIVES CHANGE @your Library. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Please join the Board of Directors of the library in thanking our library staff for the wonderful job they do for our patrons and our town.

April is Poetry Month   —
Happy 450th Birthday,
Mr.   Shakespeare!

Please check out the displays as we celebrate Poetry Month and William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday! Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon. A sampling of costumes and props, courtesy of Shakespeare & Company, is on display near the reading room. Also, an "end-cap" bookshelf nearby displays poetry books from our collection.

MA eBook Project

Good News! The Lee Library has been chosen to participate in an eBook pilot program.   Search this link for new and exciting eContent — books and other materials available to Lee Library patrons before anyone else in the state.   Just search, checkout and download to a device, and you're off and running!

The MA eBook Project is brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and your local library, funded, in part, by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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)

FamiLEE Library Movies

Saturday, 4/12, 11am. The movie is Frozen. Rated PG, 108 mins. Oscar Winner for the Best Animated Movie and Best Song.

Saturday, 4/26, 11am. The movie is Disney's The Jungle Book, Diamond Edition. Rated G, 78 mins.

Free!   Please join us.

In the Gallery

Quilt Show in April — The show will be on exhibit for the month of April. We will have an opening reception, Saturday, 4/5, 11am to 1pm. The exhibit is sponsored by the Lee Library Association and Pumpkin Patch.

Chair Massages, Thursday 4/10 11am to 1pm. Experience the therapeutic effects of a mini massage compliments of Dawna Hulslander, LMT, RMT. Registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

Children's Programs
and Information

We have had tremendous interest in having another Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library, a 5-week workshop series at the Lee Library. Fortunately, funding was available from South Berkshire Kids and the CFCE grant to do another one! The dates will again be on Wednesdays: April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 and 14, 2014. Registration is required.

Register by signing up at the library's circulation desk or by calling Jessica at (413)464-5095.

Pre-school Story Hour. Thursday mornings at 10:30 to 11:00am in the Children's Room. Ages 2 1/2 to 5 with caregivers.

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

April Guessing Jar:   Only two New England states celebrate Patriots' Day, which falls on April 21st this year. What are the states? What does Patriots' Day commemorate?.

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.