… or are you weeding your bookshelves to make room for more? Please donate them to our 2018 Used Book Sale by bringing them to the Milne Public Library. Our collection shelf is now located in the foyer through the left door off the Botsford Community Room (where the Williamstown Historical Museum used to be).
The Friends, in collaboration with Berkshire United Way and the Williamstown Community Chest, have installed a “Book House” at the back entrance to Williamstown Elementary School. As part of the United Way’s county-wide literacy initiative, the Book House gives kids access to books even when schools and libraries are closed.
The Book House works on a very simple rule: Take a book, leave a book. If you find a book that interests you, take it home. If you have finished with a book that you would like to share, leave it in the Book House. All books should be appropriate for kids ages 1 to 12 years old. There are no limits on the number of books you can take or share. The important thing is to keep kids reading!
Initially, the Friends will keep the Book House stocked and clean until we have trained interested children to be Book House Librarians, as a way to nurture their ownership of and pride in this endeavor.
Thanks to Williamstown Elementary School for hosting the Book House and the Williamstown Department of Public Works (especially Ken McApline) for installing it.
THANK YOU for your generous support of our 2017 book sale. We will begin accepting donations again on Tuesday, September 5. Until then, please consider donating to one of the following:
- North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street, North Adams
- Adams Free Library
92 Park Street, Adams
- Lanesborough Public Library
83 North Main Street, Lanesborough
- Bennington Free Library
101 Silver Street, Bennington
- John G. McCullough Free Library
2 Main Street, North Bennington