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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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Preschool & Toddler Halloween Parade: Thursday, October 31, 11 am

Attention parents, grandparents and caregivers: The Children’s Library annual Preschool & Toddler Halloween Parade will be held on Thursday, October 31. Kicking off at 11 a.m. sharp, the parade stops at the various departments of the Athenaeum where library staff … Continue reading

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Love your Library? You can help us win $5K

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, and Lego Duplo have developed an initiative to acknowledge and benefit public libraries. Library patrons are invited to visit  http://apps.facebook.com/duplo-prod/ to enter their name, state … Continue reading

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Short Story Contest Winners Announced!

The Berkshire Athenaeum’s Children’s Library is pleased to announce the winners of the Annual Short Story Writing Contest.  This  marks the 35th year for the Children’s Short Story Contest and 16th year for the Young Adult Short Story Contest.  Stories … Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 19: Brian Gillie’s Groove to the Move

Make plans to  join us at 1 pm on  Tuesday, February 19 (school vacation week!) for a  program with Brian Gillie. Join Brian’s dance safari to first learn some dance history and what it takes to create a dance. Then … Continue reading

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Attention: Teachers, Daycare Providers & Homeschoolers: We have Story Walks you can borrow!

What is a Story Walk? It’s an exciting initiative that combines a children’s story with a walking route while connecting families with their library and community. A way to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children on a … Continue reading

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The Summer Reading Club kids say, Thank you, Friends!

  With a bouquet of flowers and a banner of handwritten thanks, kids from the Summer Reading Club expressed their appreciation to the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, sponsors of this valuable summer-learning opportunity.    

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