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

Building Access & Curbside Pickup Hours

  • Monday 10:30 am–5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm
  • Sunday 12–3 pm

Upcoming Events

"Read Beyond the Beaten Path" Summer Reading Wrap Up
Date Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

August 17, stop by between 3 and 5 p.m.

We will finish up our reading activities with ice cream...

Building Access & Curbside Pickup Hours

  • Monday 10:30 am–5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm
  • Sunday 12–3 pm

Arms Library Board of Trustees

September 2021

Kate Downes has wonderful memories of running to the Arms library one snowy evening with her small children, in their pajamas and boots, giggling and breathless, to grab some bedtime books before the library closed for the day. Those children are now grown, but having such a cozy and welcoming library so close by made it easy to fulfill their love of reading. Kate lives in Shelburne Falls and is an elder law and estate planning attorney. 

Sheryl Gilmore was born and raised in Shelburne Falls and has been a patron of the Arms Library since childhood. She is currently working as a customer service representative and has been a trustee of the library since 2003.

Karen Sheaffer is currently Chair of the Arms Library Board of Trustees and a member of the Pratt Memorial Library Committee, having served on the Board of Trustees since 2014. She is a retired early childhood educator and a resident of Buckland. Karen also travels widely.

Tuyet Linh LaFleur has been an Arms Library Board of Trustees member since 2019 and a member of the Cultural Council beginning in 2021. TL can’t imagine living anywhere else with her family. She’s an artist and a mom of two wonderful children. TL lives in Buckland. 

Pratt Memorial Library Building Committee

  • Andrew Baker (Shelburne Selectperson)
  • Sheryl Gilmore
  • Karen Sheaffer
  • John Cornman

Friends of the Arms Library

Members of the Executive Committee of the Friends of the Arms Library are:

  • Cynthia Caporaso
  • Christin Couture
  • Sharon Glazer
  • Sally Judd
  • Joan Lawless
  • Peter Schriber
  • Barbara Schauer

The Friends have a membership of about 50 people. Anyone wanting to become more involved with the Arms Library, as a Friend of the Library, may contact thr Director at the library, and will pass your name on to the Friends.