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

Building Access Hours

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

Curbside Pickup Hours

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

Building Access Hours

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

Curbside Pickup Hours

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

We will be closed Monday, October 9th for Columbus Day.

Hello!

We are advertising for a Senior Library Assistant/Children’s staffperson. Routine to complex administrative and direct service work supporting various library services, including children’s room and activities. Position is 12 hours per week.

Send cover letter, resume and three references to Arms Library, c/o Director, 60 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls Mass., by October 12th.

Contact information: Laurie Wheeler, Director. 413-625-0306

Monday 1 -7 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. -7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Story Hour Position

The Arms Library in Shelburne Falls is looking to hire an individual for our weekly Wednesday Preschool Story Hour. Individual will develop the program, and present stories and activities weekly. Early Childhood experience is helpful. Please send resumes and three references to Arms Library, 60 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls MA 01370 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sept. 1. Thank you! ~ Laurie

Lovely oils and beautiful watercolors by Kim Sebrey are now on exhibit at the Arms Library!

Please ssebrey FLYERtop by during open hours to see "Seasonal Abundance". The exhibit runs through June 2017.

Contact Information

60 Bridge St. (at the corner of Main St.)
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
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(413) 625-0306
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Strategic Planning at the Arms Library

What are our library's values? Our priorities? Our goals? Our role in our community's fabric? What actions will we take to understand and attain those goals? The Arms Library, with community members, is working on its Strategic Plan, which will create a map to answer these questions.

We hired a consultant, conducted a survey that was made available (by many and varied means, both hardcopy and electronic) to every resident of Shelburne and Buckland and all Arms Library users, as well as all of the Village businesses., we also had many conversations, and held two focus groups made up of residents of our Buckland and Shelburne communities. At our Open House this past Saturday, October 9, we invited focus group members, survey respondents, and all other community members to come in and let us know what you think of our Draft Strategic Plan. We had a great turnout!

Libraries must grow and change to remain vital; this particular planning process has brought to light many new library trends and ideas that dovetail with the services we currently offer, and the spirit in which we offer them.

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) asks each library to develop create a new strategic plan that every five years, creating a guide that helps us to better meet the needs of our communities. We also submit an Action Plan, which details our goals for the next year and the steps we will take to achieve them.

In addition to being a planning document, It also enables us to apply for Library Services and Technology grants, which enhance library service and help us to meet our vision and our mission.

We are excited about the many creative, desirable, far-reaching ideas that Library staff, community, Board members and Friends, have developed! For the past 8 years we have been fundraising and renovating our library, while providing day-to-day services at the library, and we now have a safe, solid home, that is beautiful, historical, and functional. It's time to take it further, working even more on the heart of the library, in the heart of our community.

If you could not make it, and are interested in seeing our draft strategic plan, stop by to see copies of the draft plan. They will be up through Saturday.


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Arms Library, Shelburne Falls, MassachusettsThe Arms Library, housed in the historic Pratt Memorial Library Building, is located at 60 Bridge Street on the corner of Bridge and Main Streets.

Laurie WheelerArms Library Director Laurie Wheeler
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Be well, and enjoy.

-Laurie Wheeler