News from the Teen Space

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

The Teen Advisory Board will meet Monday, May 18th 6:00 pm. If you are a teen and would like to be part of the decisions that the library makes for teens, please come to the next meeting (with pizza). Your input is greatly encouraged!

Teen Space

Skateboard and Scooter Tune Up!

Young Adult Librarian Damon Vorce will help you get your skateboards and scooters ready for the skateboarding and scooter season. This is a drop-in program on Mondays and Fridays from 3 to 5pm during the month of May. Damon will have tools and supplies to help the kids tune up their skateboards and scooters.

Teen Book vs. Movie   —  Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

On Saturday, 5/2 at 11am we will watch the movie Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn (the book was our April book selection. Popcorn included!

May Book Club meeting — Selection TBA

The Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 27th from 4:30 to 5:30pm. The movie will be shown Saturday, May 30th at 11am. Open to all, teens highly encouraged to come!

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.

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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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!

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

Lee Middle and High School Underclassmen Art Show through the month of May.

Edible Perennial Gardening & Landscaping. Naturalist and landscaper John Root will present this popular program, which has been funded by the Lee Cultural Council.  On Tuesday, 5/26 from 6 to 7:30pm.

FamiLEE Library Movies

The movie Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist will be shown on Saturday 5/2 at 11 am. (Book was April teen book selection).  All are welcome, teens especially encouraged to come.

The movie Song of the Sea wil be shown Saturday, 5/9, 11am. Running 95 minutes, rated PG.

Classic Cinema at the Lee Library — Wednesday, 5/13 at 2 pm.  This month's feature will be Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard based on Truman Capote's bestselling book.  This monthly movie series and refreshments are generously provided by Kindred Health at Laurel Lake.

Free!   Please join us.

Book Club

The Back to the Book book club meets Wednesday, 5/27 from 2-4 pm.  This month's book selection is The Favorites by Mary Yukari Waters.  New members are required to register by calling the library at 413- 243-0885.  This event is free and open to the public.

Children's Programs
and Information

Poetry — Our annual collaboration poetry exhibit between Lee schools and homeschoolers will be on display during April and May.  Come see the incredible local student talent we have right here in Lee!

LEGO Club! The Lee Library through funding provided by South Berkshire Kids will be starting a LEGO Club for children ages 4-8.  This 10-week caregiver/child after-school program runs through 6/25 on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm.  Imagination Required! Drop-in and join us! LEGO pieces are provided thanks to donations from generous library patrons!  The Lee Library is looking for more LEGOs. Do you have any that you are no longer using and could donate to the library? We would greatly appreciate your donation.

Every Child Ready to Read @ the Lee Library. Another 5-week session will take place on the following Wednesdays: May 13, 20, 27, June 3 and 10 from 10:30 to 11:15am in the gallery.  Ages are birth through 5 years old.  The series includes a literacy workshop, story time and playgroup all in one!  Each family will receive picture books, a book bag and helpful information and resources.  Registration is required since space is limited.  To register, please call the library at 413-243-0385. This very popular parent/child workshop series is being held again thanks to our ongoing collaboration with South Berkshire Kids and CFCE Grant funding provided by the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care.

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.