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Berkshire Athenaeum marks National Library Card Sign-Up Month

National Library Card Sign-up Month is a national initiative of the American Library Association. Locally, a variety of discounts are available to patrons who show their Berkshire Athenaeum library cards at select businesses.

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Berkshire Athenaeum Using Feedback to Push Harder for Diversity Efforts

The Berkshire Athenaeum is using a local and celebrated author's negative experience at the facility as a learning experience to drive its efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion even further.

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Berkshire Athenaeum Hires New Staff

The new employees include: Alicia Hyman, Outreach Librarian; Sara Russell-Scholl, Children's and Youth Services Supervisor; Kisha Sawyers, Technology Engagement Librarian; and Autumn Mawhinney, Technical Services Supervisor.

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Berkshire Athenaeum Expands Library Hours

The library is offering lobby services, which includes holds placement and pickup, copying, and faxing, at the Wendell Avenue entrance without an appointment. Curbside pickup with an appointment is available in the Bartlett Avenue parking lot.

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Berkshire Athenaeum Offers Expanded Services for Bookworms

The Berkshire Athenaeum is offering a slate of newly adjusted library services including a personalized reading service called "Picked4You," children's book bundles, and an increased collection of wifi hotspots available for loan.

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Berkshire Athenaeum Offers Adjusted Services

While the library building is not open for browsing, individuals can request books, DVDs, books on CD, or other items directly through the library's online catalog or by calling 499-9480, Ext. 4 or emailing the Reference Department

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Pittsfield Historical Commission OKs Historic Photo Project for CPA Funds

They include a large collection of very early class photos from before the time of yearbooks, famous Pittsfield people, Berkshire County landscapes, and other historical photos and events that are useful for research, especially in genealogy.

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Berkshire Athenaeum Backdrop for TV Show on Local UFO Story

This episode was partially filmed last year in various parts of the Local History Department at the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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