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Retired North Adams Librarian Pens Book About Renovation

The story of the modernization and expansion of the historic North Adams Public Library has been written by the library director who the lead the project.

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North Adams Library to Unveil Newly Redecorated Parlor

The public library will hold a dedication and reception Friday afternoon to mark the completion of the reading parlor.

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Kids Get Up Close With Big Reptiles at North Adams Library

Jade, and a half dozen or so other exotic creatures from Uncharted Wild of Troy, N.Y., had a roomful of children oohing and aahing at the library on Thursday. The event was sponsored by the Friends of the North Adams Public Library as part of the programming for the February school vacation.

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North Adams May Support Belvedere Fundraising Campaign

Library Director Sarah Sanfilippo told the trustees on Wednesday that she has been in contact with the 125th Celebration Planning Committee that has indicated it wants to focus some fundraising efforts on the deteriorating tower.

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North Adams Library Parlor Closed For Renovations

Library Director Sarah Sanfilippo told the trustees Wednesday that they have already begun removing books to accommodate the update to the parlor in the historic mansion.

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North Adams Historical Society Waiting on Library Room Renovation

The Historical Society recently moved its museum from Western Gateway Heritage State Park to the first-floor of the Holiday Inn. Because this space is smaller, the entire collection could not be moved.

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North Adams Library Trustees to Look at New Policies

The trustees addressed an American Library Association memo in response to filming in the library and agreed to hold off on penning a policy until next month.

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North Adams Library Looks Into Cariddi Beacon

Trustee Chairwoman Robin Martin told the rest of the board last week that she has solicited input from the public and those close to Cariddi and there was a consensus that something visual should be done to memorialize the late state representative at the library.

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North Adams Library Trustees Firm on Cariddi Fund Use

The trustees agreed that it would be OK for some of the money to go toward this work but did not think emptying the fund was appropriate.

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Trustees Tour Conditions at North Adams Library

Building Inspector William Meranti led a tour of the library from basement to belvedere last week and pointed out ongoing, new, and addressed maintenance items.

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Memorial Statue Unveiled at North Adams Library

The city native was memorialized on Thursday with the unveiling of a bronze statue of two children reading a book set by the East Main Street entrance of the North Adams Public Library where she began her long career as a librarian.

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North Adams Library to Renovate Two More Rooms

The Historical Society and trustees of the North Adam Public Library have allocated funds to renovate some unfinished rooms in the library to store archival material.

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North Adams Council Accepts Library Gift, OKs Arts Commission Ordinance

MaryAnn Abuisi, Gottwald's sister and former city clerk, said she had been considering for some time how to give something back the city.

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North Adams Hires New Library Director

The college's Sarah Sanfilippo will replace retiring Library Director Mindy Hackner.

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North Adams Library Trustees Have Funding Concerns

Library Director Mindy Hackner told the trustees Wednesday that she recently attended budget meetings with Mayor Thomas Bernard and is still receiving pushback from the city in meeting Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners funding standards.

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North Adams Library Taking New Measures to Prevent Drug Use Inside

The library will start locking the main bathroom doors and will install sharps disposal containers to deter drug use and discarded used needles in the facility.

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North Adams Library Resumes Search for Library Director

Rich Remsberg, acting chairman of the library trustees, reported Wednesday's trustees meeting that the initial search did not solicit enough candidates for the mayor to make a selection.

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Late Representative's Will Leaves $420,000 to North Adams

The late state representative's "remarkable, unbelievable generosity" in providing $420,000 in bequests to the city of North Adams was announced by Mayor Thomas Bernard on Tuesday.

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North Adams Trustees Want Voice in Library Director Candidates

The trustees said they wanted to see applications first before sending them off to the mayor who ultimately will make the decision.

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North Adams Library's Stained-Glass Protective Pane Cracked

Library Director Mindy Hackner told the trustees Wednesday that she cannot find anyone willing to make the repair.

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