Category Archives: Children’s Library

PJ Drive: through March 15

  The Berkshire Athenaeum is teaming up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids (Department of Children and Families) and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children … Continue reading

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Preschool Halloween Parade: Friday, October 28, 11 am

  Come Trick or Treat through the library in your Halloween costume! Library staff will be giving out treats (no tricks!) as kids walk through all three floors of the library. For babies and children up to age 5. Groups … Continue reading

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Short Story Contest: Cash Prizes!

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to announce the 38th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children and the 19th Annual Short Story Contest for Young Adults. Contest opens Monday, May 2, 2016. Forms … Continue reading

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Tablets for Kids!

The Children’s Department is excited to announce the addition of two tablet devices to our collection. The devices, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition and an Apple iPad Mini, will be available for in-house only use starting on Monday, … Continue reading

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Short Story Writing Contest for Children and Young Adults

The Berkshire Athenaeum and  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to announce the 37th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children and Young Adults. Contest opens Monday, May 4, 2015. Forms available at the Children’s desk. There will be … Continue reading

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Full STEAM Ahead in the Athenaeum Children’s Library!

We are excited to announce  our Children’s Library has been awarded a “Full STEAM Ahead” grant by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). The $7,500 grant, funded under the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA),  promotes libraries working … Continue reading

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Short Story Contest: Winners announced!

Our Children’s Library is pleased to announce the winners of the Annual Short Story Writing Contest. Stories were judged on their originality, appeal and writing style. Our judges, Mary Kinnas, Marilyn Manning and Bea Da Silva have served Pittsfield schools … Continue reading

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