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Local Library Lowdown: Summer reading

  • Greenfield Public Library is one of the many Franklin County libraries participating a summer reading program. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz


Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Summer Reading

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program at libraries throughout Franklin County is “Build a Better World,” offered by the Collaborative Summer Library Program, a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality reading programs for children, teens and adults. Many of the libraries throughout the county will feature different programs using this theme.

The libraries involved include:

BERNARDSTON

Cushman Library, Monday, June 26, kickoff. Monday 2 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 :30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 413-648-5402. cushmanlibrary@gmail.com

COLRAIN

Griswold Memorial Library, Friday, June 23, kickoff. Monday and Friday 3 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 413-624-3619.

CONWAY

Field Memorial Library, Saturday, June 24, kickoff. Monday 4 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday 2 to 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 413-369-4646.

Gill

Slate Memorial Library, Monday, June 26, signup begins. Tuesday 2 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 3 to 7 p.m.; Thursday 2 to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
gill.slate.library@gmail.com

Greenfield

Greenfield Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading program begins today. 17 Books for ’17. Contact Marjorie Curtis at 413-772-1544 for information. Sign up any time for the “Build a Better World” Kids Summer Reading Challenge by calling Kay Lyons at the number above.

HEATH

Heath Free Public Library, Saturday, June 24, kickoff. Monday 3 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. heath@cwmars.org or www.heathlibrary.org

Leverett

Leverett Library, signup starts today. Tuesday 3 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 413-548-9220.
leverett@cwmars.org

Montague

Montague public libraries, Friday, June 23, signup begins. www.montaguepublic
libraries.org

Carnegie Library in Turners Falls. Monday and Tuesday 1 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 10a.m. to 5 p.m., Thrusday 1 to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.t o 2 p.m. 413-863-3214.

Millers Falls Library. Tuesday and Thursday 2 to 7 p.m. 413-659-3801.

Montague Center Library. Monday and Wednesday 2 to 7 p.m. 413-367-2852.

NEW SALEM

New Salem Public Library, kicked off June 6. Tuesday noon to 8 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 978-544-6334.

NORTHFIELD

Dickinson Memorial Library, Friday, June 23, kickoff. Tuesday 1 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 1 to 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Video Game Day Saturday July 1, 1 to 3 p.m. All ages. At Northfield Elementary School, Main Street. 413-498-2455. www.northfieldpublic
library.org

ORANGE

Orange public libraries, Monday, June 19, signup starts, Monday, June 26, kickoff.

Wheeler Memorial Library, 49 East Main St. 978-544-2495. Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 1 to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Moore-Leland Library: 172 Athol Road, 978-575-0444. Tuesday 3 to 6 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SUNDERLAND

Sunderland Public Library, Monday, June 12, signup begins. Monday, June 19, kickoff with Circus Minimus! at 6 p.m. Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 1 to 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 413-665-2642.

Wendell

Wendell Free Library. Tuesday 3 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 978-544-3559.