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The Kids Chess Club will be on break until September.  Keep up your playing skills with friends and family during the summer, and we will resume in the fall!

Recommended books that were read by your peers this summer…

Beneath the Surface –Teen Summer Reading wraps up!

This year we had 41 teens signed up, reporting a total of 116 books, and probably more were actually read. About 25 prizes were distributed and we had two highly successful workshops, attended by 22 kids in total.

Here’s a short list of some highly recommended books that were read by your peers this summer:

TITLE – AUTHOR 

Chomp –Hiassen

We the Children – Clements

A Single Shard – Park

Into the Wild – Hunter

Wild Man Island – Hobbs

Gunslinger Girl 1, 2,  and 3 – Yu Aida

Release of the Red Phoenix – Yoyo

Fly By Night – Hardinge

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Taylor

Wizards at War – Duane

Uglies – Westerfeld

The Witches – Dahl

Here’s To You Rachel Robinson – Blume

Call of the Winged Panther – Yoyo

Tunnels – Gordon/Williams

Boy 2 Girl – Blacker

Fablehaven – Mull

Caught – Haddix

Mockingjay – Collins

Copper – Kibuishi

Kira-Kira – Kadohata

Trace – Cornwell

Out of the Dust – Hesse

Breadcrumbs – Ursu

Small Steps – Sachar

Reading is Great youth program!

adult and child reading

This program has been temporarily suspended while Williams College students are on summer break. The program will resume in September when they return for classes.

“Reading is Great” is a buddy system reading program in partnership with Williams College.   Your child can have a Williams College student be their “reading buddy” for a time, to encourage their reading skills.

“Reading is Great” is offered on Saturday mornings from 10:30-noon, in the Children’s Room at the Milne Public Library.

This program will be suspended during the Williams College Spring Break: March 15-31.

Alice Shaver Foundation provides new computer lab for the Milne Library

Through a generous grant from the Alice Saver Foundation, Williamstown, MA the Milne Public Library in Williamstown upgraded their computer lab. The grant paid for 6 new computers that replace PC’s that were almost 10 years old, plus new wide screen monitors. The new lab has faster speed and greater access to new applications and software. The patrons are all remarking on the incredible improvements to a highly used service.

In addition the library has added computer training on the website www.milnelibrary.org. The online service is called Atomic Training and provides access to online, on-demand video training tutorials on the most popular software. Users can improve job skills by learning specific software training tutorials, it helps users of all ages become more proficient on basic computer applications and it’s paced to use when time allows.  Some of the training tutorials include: Twitter, Skype, iPad, Word, Excel, Photoshop and many more to help with new technology.

The Library is highly dependent on fundraising and grants to provide the vital library that we have and to maintain the second highest circulation for a library in Berkshire County. You can anticipate that many users will enjoy sharing this up-to-date computer service to anyone who visits the Milne Library.

 

The Milne Public Library is located on Route 2 across from the Williams Inn. The hours of the Library are 10:5:30, Wednesday 10-8

and Saturday 10-4.