Happy Holidays from The Lee Library Association!

The Staff and Board of Directors of the Lee Library wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season and a New Year filled with peace, good health and happiness. We are very grateful for your continued support.


Lee Library Historical Photograph Collection

The visual record of the town and its evolution is found in our photo collection. Photos document all aspects of life--education, religion, disasters, individuals, sports, leisure activities, buildings, and businesses (especially the papermaking and marble industries).

The collection is now online in the Digital Commonwealth repository. You may view it by following this link.

The photo below of the cute little girls having just received stockings from Santa is part of our collection.  The photo was taken by E.H. Toole, Photographer and was added to the collection in 1994.  It appears this photo is from the 1950's, however we do not have names for the girls or the place where this photo was taken.  Do you recognize anyone?  If you do, please let us know. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Photo Collection

The Valley & Berkshire Gleaners are now digitized!

The Lee Library Association is very excited to announce that we have digitized the Valley Gleaner (1857-1902) and Berkshire Gleaner (1902-1944). Now patrons of Lee and from all over the world will have access to these very important papers from Lee. You will be able to use the database in the library or at your home by following this link. We would like to thank the town of Lee and all of our patrons for their continued support. We hope you enjoy searching.

News from the Teen Space

Teen Space

Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Teen Chess.

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)

December Exhibit —
David Gafney, Wilderness Photography

David Gafney is an attorney from Lee, MA who spent many years working for the National Park Service and the US Forest Service, where he developed a love for nature, wildlife, and wilderness photography.

FamiLEE Movie

The Angry Birds Movie 2, Saturday, 12/14 at 11am. The movie runs 100 minutes and is rated PG for rude humor and action.

Abominable, Saturday, 12/28 (school vacation week) at 11am. The movie runs 97 minutes and is rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.

Adult Programs

Monday, 12/9 from 6-7:30pm. Bears in the Berkshires: Black Bears and their Lives Among Us presented by Zach Adams, teacher/naturalist for Mass Audubon in the Berkshires.

Wednesday, 12/11 from 2 to 4pm. Main Street Literary Society Book Club, hosted by Deidre Consolati. The November selection is The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin. New members are welcome but are required to register by calling the library at 413-243-0385.

Knitting and Crochet Group — 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!

NEW!: Craft Circle — Fridays from 10am to noon in the Gallery. Bring your craft, sewing or needlework and join the fun. It's a time for working on a new project or one that you have wanted to complete!

Children's Programs
and Information

Saturday, 12/21 at 10:30am. Kiwanis Krafts and Reading with Kids. Please join us for a holiday-themed story and craft presented by the Lee Kiwanis Club. Healthy snacks provided!

Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30am. Babies and Books. Join us for this weekly program for families with infants, ages birth to 12 months. We will learn new songs, finger plays and share the joys and challenges of new parenthood! This program is free and no registration required.

Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30am. Brain Builders. Join us for this weekly playgroup for families with young children ages birth to 5. This program is free and no registration is required. This program will include a circle time with stories, songs and group fun, followed by tabletop activities.

New Microfilm Reader!

The library has a new microfilm reader. You can now send articles to your email or transfer them to a flash drive and print them.

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.