Calling all teen writers!

Calling all teen writers (7th – 12th grade)! We are seeking poems or short essays for a writing contest, to be held during Teen Read Week, October 12-18.  The theme is: “Turning Dreams Into Reality.”  Submission must be an original piece of work, and should be emailed or handed in at the library (children’s room) during the week of Oct.12.  There will be a first and second place winner, and prizes will be gift cards for books or media.  Announcement of the winners will be at the end of October.

Submissions can be emailed to  Please clearly label your piece with your name, grade and contact information.

September’s Artist…Alison Kolesar

Milne Public Library Showcases Watercolors and Drawings


The month of September will showcase the artwork of Alison Kolesar. The artwork will be hung in the main hall and the library hours are Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Wed. 10-8, and Sat. 10-4.


30 year Williamstown resident, Alison Kolesar, has been drawing ever since she can remember. Watercolors are a favorite medium, but in recent years she has also done a lot of collage and expanded her arsenal to include acrylic paint, acrylic inks, alcohol inks and papier-mache.  She increasingly works from her imagination, though without straying too far from the natural world.


“People are sometimes surprised at the variety in my work, but I’m energized by moving from one medium to another.  I love bright colors, texture and pattern as well as the process of discovery – whether it’s allowing happy accidents in watercolor or trying papers next to each other in collage until they sing.”


You can see more of Alison’s work at or in her Etsy store,


The Library has exhibit space and a display case available and encourages artists, photographers, illustrators and crafts people to hang their works for a one-month period.

For more information or to reserve exhibit space please contact Pat McLeod, Library Director at (413) 458-5369



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

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