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Food for Fines: April 11 – 16

As part of its celebration of National Library Week, the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, will offer a modified fines amnesty from Monday, April 11, through Saturday, April 16. During this time the library will accept non-perishable food items in … Continue reading

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Food for Fines: Food donations pay overdue charges in November

The Berkshire Athenaeum will offer a modified fines amnesty from Sunday, November 1, through Monday, November 30. During this four-week period the library will accept non perishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue books. According to Library … Continue reading

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Voice your support for library funding and other important municipal services!

The city of Pittsfield has opened a survey seeking public input on community needs. Information gathered from this survey is incorporated into the city’s 5-year plan. The survey, which is named “CDBG Public Survey” is available online from the city’s … Continue reading

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You might qualify for Food Stamps and not even know it

Too often people don’t apply for  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly known as Food Stamps – because they don’t realize they are eligible. You may be eligible for SNAP even if you are earning an income from wages, … Continue reading

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Food For Fines: An abundant collection

The National Library Week Food for Fines collection brought in an abundance of nonperishable food donations: Thank you for your generosity! The Salvation Army will be picking up the donations; these items will  assist local families in need.  

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Teen Book Giveaway: Monday, April 14 – Saturday, April 19

Teen Book Giveaway returns in April: Monday, April 14, through Saturday, April 19. All teens are encouraged to stop by the Young Adults’ Department and select a free book or magazine while supplies last. Limit of one free item per … Continue reading

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Fore! Mini Golf course onsite!

In anticipation of  Saturday’s Berkshire Gas Links for Literacy Mini Golf Classic the Athenaeum has greens, holes, hazards, putters, obstacles and boundaries, ready for assembly. Tomorrow evening helpful elves will transform the library’s three floors into an 18-hole course, ready … Continue reading

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