60 Bridge St. * 413-625-0306 * Housed in the historic Pratt Memorial Library Building since 1914


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  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm

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  • Monday 1–7 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm

Arms Library

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60 Bridge St. (at the corner of Main St.)
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
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(413) 625-0306
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A Note from the Director

Laurie WheelerArms Library Director Laurie Wheeler
Photo by The Recorder/Paul Franz

The fall is a wonderful season, and I particularly love Shelburne with its turning leaves, pumpkins, cider, and the best Halloween celebrations ever! In the midst of this, for those quiet moments, you can find books, movies, audiobooks and a great place to meet with your friends and neighbors at The Arms Library. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we can order it!

This year, with the changeover into fall, the Arms Library is heading into a new phase of its growth, with plans and fundraising for a beautifully re-created and re-envisioned community library.

With our library’s roots in the nineteenth century, we are refashioning it for the twenty-first. For this second phase, we are beginning fundraising. More information about our new Capital Campaign, “Arms Around Us for the next 100 years,” is located here.

We have a beautiful library and want it to reflect an even wider range of community needs. A few of the things we are planning are creating a larger and more “playful” Children’s Room, re-imagined Adult and Young Adult spaces, a community meeting room, areas for more and diversified programming, and several historic displays. Through all of these changes, we hope to build more community partnerships and keep the building’s unique historic character intact!

We invite you to explore our website. There are links to order books and become involved with the library, as well as library contact information, research and Facebook links, and much more.

Be well, and enjoy.

-Laurie Wheeler

Arms Library, Shelburne Falls, MassachusettsArms Around Us for the Next 100 Years

Our Community Coming Together for Phase II of the Capital Campaign

Perhaps you have visited our busy library in Shelburne Falls. While enjoying our library, you may have noticed that, well, we need some major repairs and system updates. To do this, we have set our sights on restoring the interior of the library.

There are many ways, small and large, to give to the Arms Library. Please look around our website for ways to do this, or read more about Phase II of our Capital Campaign. If you have questions about our fundraising efforts, please call us or stop by the library. We would love to hear from you!

Read more about the Capital Campaign.