We Need You! Library Survey!

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The Trustees of the David & Joyce Milne Public Library are conducting research to help inform our 2015 Milne Library Master Plan. This plan will help us set priorities for services and programs in the next 5 years. So that we may better serve you, we would like to learn more about your needs and interests. Whether you visit the Library once a week, once a month, hardly ever, or even never, we want to know YOUR thoughts. What should your public library offer to its community?

This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete, and your responses are anonymous.


If you have any questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to email Pat McLeod, Library Director, at pmcleod@williamstown.net, or call the library at (413) 458-5369.

Thank you for your participation.

An illustration exhibit of huge magnitude

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For the month of April the David & Joyce Milne Public Library in Williamstown is transformed. The main halls and library walls host an exhibit of dozens of prints of illustrations by Michael Horwitz, from Children’s Choice, a newspaper column for kids, originally published in The Williamstown Advocate (1985-91) and syndicated in as many as 30 New England weeklies.

Children’s Choice was a weekly newspaper column for kids, written by Linda Donigan and Michael Horwitz, from 1985-91. Originally published in the Williamstown Advocate by Bill Densmore and Betsy Johnson, Children’s Choice was regionally syndicated, appearing in as many as 30 New England weeklies.

The images in the exhibit are signed prints of Michael’s illustrations which accompanied the columns. The subjects ranged from science, history and the arts, to book reviews, how-to’s, fun facts and kid-friendly recipes.

These illustrations will appeal to all ages, so make a special trip to the library in Williamstown.

New Online Magazine Service!


Recorded Books is pleased to announce Zinio for Libraries, a new online periodical catalog with magazines free for library patrons to browse.

To Access: use the following web link to get to the Zinio homepage and set up your new free Zinio account:  https://www.rbdigital.com/50emagazine/service/zinio/landing/

NOTE: there are SPECIFIC steps to set up a free account and to access magazines from a mobile device.

First, you MUST create your Zinio account via their website. After creating your account online, select any magazines you’d like to read. Once you’ve done this, you can then activate your mobile device to view the magazines you’ve selected online.

To activate your mobile device for viewing magazines, go to the app store, search for the Zinio app, and download it. Now this is where is gets a little tricky. When you log into the app (with the name and password you created at their website), it will ask you to select your country (pick United States), and then your state – BUT you HAVE TO select Maryland as your home state, not Massachusetts. And instead of your library name, you MUST type in/or select “Popular 50 eMagazine Collection.” Once you’ve done this, you will see the magazines you selected via their website, ready for viewing.  You will only have to do this once.

If you have any questions, comments, please contact us at the library.