North Adams Branch
The North Adams Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, November 26 at 6:30 pm in the Seaman Community Building.
All Adams County Public Libraries will close at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
All Adams County Public Libraries will close at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21, for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The libraries will reopen at 10:00 am on Friday, November 23. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend!
Many families are concerned about what they can do to prepare their pre-school child for reading success. The newly established Youth Outreach Program of the Adams County Public Library System now offers a Preschool Family Program, to introduce parents to Every Child Ready to Read. Every Child Ready to Read is a wonderful, easy-to-understand resource to help parents provide preschoolers with the pre-reading skills needed for success.
Parents are invited to attend an Every Child Ready To Read meeting at your local branch of the Adams County Public Library. The next round of meetings will be 30 minutes long, and offered morning and evening at each library. Feel free to bring your pre-schooler along! During the morning meetings, children are welcome to attend Story Time while their parents join in the ECCR meeting.:
Manchester Public Library - Monday, December 3, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm
North Adams Public Library - Tuesday, December 4, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm
Peebles Public Library - Wednesday, December 5, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm
West Union Public Library - Thursday, December 6, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm
Come learn how easy it can be to help your child succeed! Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be given. The parent organization is led by Elizabeth (Beth) Jenkins, ACPL Youth Outreach coordinator. Everyone is welcome - we look forward to meeting you!
Wednesday, November 21 at 3:30 pm - North Adams Public Library - Fiber Crafters
Monday, November 26, 3:30 pm - North Adams Public Library - After School Event
CANCELLED due to illness.
Join the Pilgrims and Wampanoag as they discuss together their lives, collaboration, and the first Thanksgiving.
On Monday, November 12, the online Library Catalog will be unavailable during the evening hours for maintenance. The Catalog has experienced some problems when searching for items, and the maintenance is planned to resolve the problem. If you need to access your library account while the Catalog is unavailable, please call your branch of the Adams County Public Library, and we'll be happy to help you. Thank you for your patience!
All Adams County Public Libraries will be open on Monday, November 12. Stop in and visit us!
The New North Adams Library Building
Ground was broken on September 10, 2012 for a new North Adams Public Library building. Significant progress has been made on the building project, and the library hopes to open at the end of Summer, 2013. Work progresses on the interior, and flooring and fixtures will be installed in the coming weeks.
Currently, the North Adams Library is housed in a single room in the Seaman Community Building. The new library building will be 5000 square feet, and will house over 25,000 items, including books, DVDs, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, and children's materials. The new library is located on Moores Road in Seaman, next to the North Adams High School, easily accessible from State Route 32, and will serve Seaman, Winchester, Cherry Fork, and the surrounding area.
Starting Monday, July 16, all branches of the Adams County Public Library will be open six days each week. Adams County Libraries will be open from 10 am – 5 pm, Monday through Saturday. Each library will also offer evening hours until 7 pm on two week nights.
In 2010, the Adams County Public Library was forced to cut some services and reduce open hours by one day per week at each library, because of reductions in state library funding. In March 2012, Adams County voters approved a library levy, allowing us to restore the weekly hours during which library services and facilities are available to the community. Thank you for your continuing support!
North Adams Public Library Summer Reading Program: Dream Big . . . Read!
Stop by the North Adams Library to sign up, check out books, and join in the fun of the Summer Reading Program! Participate by attending one of these fun, free events, or join our photography contest. For more information, call 937-386-2556.