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


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

Upcoming Events

Story Hour for Preschoolers with Mr. Dave
Date Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Join Mr. Dave for an hour of stories, music, movement and crafts every Wednesday morning!


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


A Play Reading - You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water is Running

Friday, December 13, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Arms Library and Footlights at the Falls of Shelburne Falls are holding four play readings in 2019, We welcome you to come to read and enjoy these wonderful plays!

Twelve people read "A Christmas Carol" at the temporary library in December, both experienced actors and novices alike! It was fun to share this classic play together!

The readings are free and open to readers and audience members, too. We switch roles often so everyone has a chance to be a variety of characters!

No need to RSVP -- just show up!

All play readings begin at 6:30 p.m. at the library on Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls.

Footlights at the Falls began producing plays at Memorial Hall in 2016.

The schedule for the readings is:

April 27 -- The Ferryman A 2017 black Irish comedy by Jez Butterworth about a wonderful, very funny family still feeling the impact of The Troubles.

July 12 --  The Foreigner 1984 comedy by Larry Shue about a very shy man who visits a Georgia lodge and pretends he is a foreigner who can't speak English. He quickly charms everyone and foils a plot against the beloved lodge owner. 

Oct. 11 -- American Clock 1980. By Arthur Miller. Slices of life during the Great Depression, including a once affluent Manhattan family, a rails rider, stockbrokers and farmers. Woven throughout it are great, positive songs from the era.

Dec. 13 -- You Know I Can't Hear You When The Water is Running. 1967. By Robert Anderson Four one-act plays. In The Shock of Recognition, a playwright auditions a man for a role that requires nudity The Footsteps of Doves focuses on a married couple shopping for twin beds after many years of marriage. In I'll Be Home for Christmas, Chuck and Edith await the arrival of their adult children. I'm Herbert is a sympathetic and hilarious look at dementia.