Category Archives: Children’s Library

T-shirt design contest: Cash prizes!

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to sponsor a T-shirt Drawing Contest for children and youth. There will be two categories for entries: Children, ages 0 to 12, and Teens, ages 13 to 18. … Continue reading

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New Services for Children On the Autism Spectrum

The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce new services targeted to families with children on the autism spectrum. The Children’s Library has a new collection of sensory tools, including fidget toys and related items, for play in the library. Fidget … Continue reading

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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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