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North Adams Library Look 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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North Adams Library's Tower Needs Help

A recent energy audit conducted by Tighe & Bond raised some red flags. Hackner said the belvedere has been a concern of hers for a long time and that it is not weather tight.

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North Adams Library Director to Retire Next Year

Hackner told the trustees Wednesday that Assistant Library Director Kim DiLego, whom Hackner hoped would step into the director position, is not interested.

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North Adams Library Trustees Reject Idea of Reducing Hours

Staffing at the library has been an issue for some time now and five full-time employees must cover the 46 hours a week the library is open. Hackner said there are often gaps when employees take time off that cannot be filled with part-time employees and volunteers.

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Cariddi's Estate Keeps Showering North Adams Library With Gifts

Library officials were a bit surprised last year to find it had been named as a beneficiary under an insurance policy and apparently left cash benefits in her will.

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Cariddi Leaves More Largesse to North Adams Library

The City Council on Tuesday accepted an unknown amount of money left by late state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi for the North Adams Public Library. Cariddi, who died at age 63 in June, named the library as a beneficiary under an insurance policy and apparently left cash benefits in her will.

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