Category Archives: advocacy

What’s the Library Worth to You?

Using  statistics from the fiscal year ending in June, the Berkshire Athenaeum compiled a list of library services used during the year and calculated how much its patrons would have had to pay directly if the great library services were … Continue reading

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Would you consider supporting the Athenaeum?

If you like what we do here at the Berkshire Athenaeum, our services and programs for adults & children, perhaps you’d consider supporting us in one or more of the following ways. Donate: Tax deductible donations targeted to the Berkshire … Continue reading

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12th Annual Library Legislative Breakfast

As reported in the WMRLS-One-Blog the Annual Library Legislative Breakfast on Friday, March 5, drew close to 60 librarians and library supporters to express their support of libraries and their concerns about cuts in state funding for libraries. Senator Ben Downing … Continue reading

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Public Libraries critical in tough times

The Today Show reports that Public Libraries are critical in recessionary times and provide essential free services that are even more important in a tough economy. Watch the story.

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“Libraries are instruments of recovery”

The 11th Annual Berkshire Library Legislative Breakfast was hosted at the Berkshire Athenaeum on Friday, March 6. Present were Senator Benjamin Downing; Representative Christopher Speranzo; and Representative Denis Guyer to hear the  concerns of area librarians. Leading off the program, … Continue reading

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