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

COVID-19 Hours

  • Monday 10 am–5 pm
  • Wednesday 10 am–5 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm

COVID-19 Hours

  • Monday 10 am–5 pm
  • Wednesday 10 am–5 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm

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


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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Summer Activities 2020: Imagine Your Story

Summer Activities with Your Local Libraries

This summer's activities include journaling kits, Fun Time with Mr. Dave, Virtual Comic Book Camp, and retro fairy tale movies at the Northfield Drive-in!
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Curbside Pickup

The Arms Library is currently open Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., for curbside pick up. You may request books from our collection as well as from the C/WMARS interlibrary loan service at the C/W MARS catalogue.

To pick up your items come to the library and knock on the front door during open hours. The building is still currently closed. If the item is from our collection please call first to be sure it is in the library. If you receive an email from us tellng you that your interlibrary loan is here, please follow the same pick-up procedure.


We are starting a weekly newsletter from Wowbrary, that will share our new books, movies and audios with you, as well as our current events. You should receive an invitation to join this newsletter on or around July 25th.

Acorn TV & Movies, The Great Courses, and Qello Concerts Online

Acorn TV, The Great Courses and Qello Concerts. These are three new online services from the Arms. You can access these from outside of the library. For any of these you just need your library card number and to sign in at the above links. For Acorn, you can have a license for a week, to watch as many movies as you want! You can renew you Acorn license again, too.

COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources and Updates

The Arms Library is the official resource site for the Shelburne COVID-19 Emergency Task Force.
Local & National Resources Reopening Policy Shelburne Updates

Most Recent COVID-19 Update

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
Photo by The Recorder/Paul Franz
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

See a slideshow of photos from the Arms Library renovation