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2800 lbs of food donated to Salvation Army for local needy

Each November the library offers patrons an opportunity to pay overdue fines with a nonperishable food donation. This modified fines amnesty program, running for the month of November, brings overdue library materials back into the building, saves library patrons money, … Continue reading

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Food for Fines Week: Monday, April 14 – Saturday, April 19

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 14, through Saturday, April 19.   During this time the library will accept non‑perishable food items in … Continue reading

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Food for Fines Week: Monday, April 9 – Saturday, April 14

Each year during National Library Week, the Berkshire Athenaeum offers a special “Food for Fines” incentive to encourage readers to return overdue library materials. The library will accept nonperishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue books. Food … Continue reading

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2000 pounds of food collected

During last month’s Food for Fines collection the Athenaeum received 2000 pounds of nonperishable food donations which we have provided to local food pantries. Thank you!

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