Check out Destination Williamstown!

A new Internet addition to our Berkshire online resources, Destination Williamstown is a site devoted to visitors planning a trip to our little Village Beautiful.

Check it out!  Just click on the image below. It’s a great resource and endorsement for our community.

Destination Williamstown

Children’s Summer Reading Program

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June 28th – August 15th

Keep a reading log, and be eligible for prizes every week, and raffle drawings of big prizes at the end of the summer. Sign up now!

All events listed below are free, will take place at the library, and are open to all ages.

Saturday June 28th, 10:30 a.m. – Pinto Bella Hoops:  hula hooping workshop

Monday, July 7th – 1:30 p.m. – Ask-A-Scientist:  Williams Professor Amy Gehring of the Chemistry Department will talk about what scientists do and show us some of her chemistry research about bacteria.

Saturday, July 12th – 1 p.m. – Mad Science of New England presents Fire and Ice: a fun interactive science program.

Wednesday, July 30th – 6:30 p.m. – a magic show presented by Ed the Wizard:  this program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Thursday, August 7th – 1:30 p.m. – Ask-A-Scientist:  Williams Professor Daniel Aalberts of the Physics Department will talk about what scientists do and show us some hands-on experiments.

Teen Summer Reading

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Teen Summer Reading Program

Keep a reading log, and be eligible for a prize drawing each week.

Free hands-on workshops – participate, and spark your creativity!

Make Your Own Comic Book – July 7 – 1110 – 11:30 am each day, facilitated by Emily Brannan, for 6th -12th graders. Create a captivating story and illustrate the action – learn how to panel a page and create a story planner to advance the plot and bring characters to life.

Create A Masterpiece with Progressive Palette – a painting party for teens, whether or not you’ve ever painted before– go home with a beautiful work of art! Paint with acrylics on canvas. Thursday, July 24, 1 – 3 pm. 6th – 12th graders.

WilliNet Encore -  YouTube for You! Find out how you can utilize the full functionality of YouTube – you will shoot a video, edit and upload it, learn the do’s and don’ts of music copyright and fair use. Held at the WilliNet Studio on Spring Street.July 29, 30, 31, from 10 am – 12:30 pm. 7th – 12th graders.

Sign up for summer reading and for any of the workshops at the library, starting June 16th.

French Club Info

French Club is a casual weekly group that gets together to practice their French and learn about French culture.  All skill levels are welcome to attend.

For now, French Club is meeting every Wednesday evening, from 7-7:45 pm, in a classroom at the back of the library.

Please check the website, both in the home page slide show and here, for weekly updates on any meeting time changes or special events.

You can also call the library and speak with Juliana Haubrich if you have any questions: 413-458-5369.

Goodwill donation site at the Library


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The Milne Library will join Goodwill Industries as a donation site

Every 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Beginning April 13th the big white truck will begin taking donations from the parking lot of the library.

Through donations, volunteering, recycling initiatives and sales at their retail stores, our area donors make it possible for Goodwill to train people in our community to get jobs.


Donations include the following:



Holiday items

Home goods – linens and household items

Lightly worn clothing



Albums, CD’s DVD’s and videos

Accessories – jewelry, belts, scarves, pocket books and sunglasses


Also will recycle:



Computers – All parts




Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires, serving the Berkshires and Southern Vermont.



For more information please contact Pat McLeod, Library Director at (413) 458-5369




Library Hours…

remember, doors are locked

10 minutes before closing.

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri:  10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Wed:  10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Sat:  10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sun:  closed