Category Archives: Children’s Library

Safety first when selecting your Eclipse glasses!

The New York Times and other media outlets are alerting the public to be cautious when selecting “Eclipse Glasses” for viewing this month’s solar eclipse. The August 21 phenomenon is generating great excitement, not surprising as this will be the first … Continue reading

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STEAM Kits Open House: Thursday, April 13, 4- 6 pm

The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce a free event for families and educators! Please join us on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Auditorium of the Berkshire Athenaeum to celebrate full STEAM ahead and our … Continue reading

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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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