Youth Department

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Youth Department 2018-07-03T19:07:02+00:00

We have an exciting Summer Reading Program for 2018!

Contact Youth Librarian Katie Wallick (413) 637-0197 x105 or email kwallick@lenoxlib.org

The Goal:
Read 10 hours over the 8 weeks of the Lenox Library Summer Reading Program,
June 26 to August 21.

How It Works:
• Find something you love to read!
• Use your log sheet (get yours at the Youth Desk) to keep track of the time you spend reading.
• For every 2 hours you read, you will get a raffle ticket towards a weekly prize drawing.
• Bring your log sheet to the library. A librarian will check your time and give you tickets.
• The more you read, the more chances you’ll have in the weekly raffle!
• A ticket will be drawn before we open each Tuesday morning. Winner will be announced via text or email.
Submit your time by the end of the day Saturday, or save it up for the following week.

3 Grand Prizes:
For the FINAL WEEK, everyone who reads 10 hours will get one ticket to the grand prize raffle drawing.
The 3 Grand Prize winners will be announced at the Ice Cream Social!

What do you have to read?
You can read whatever you want! There is no assigned list. Anything you read for a school program or other reading challenge counts for our program, too.

What counts as reading?
• Reading the same book over and over
• Someone reading a story to you
• Reading a story to someone else
• Reading an article in a magazine
• Reading an email or letter from your friend
• Listening to audiobooks

Join us in the Roche Reading Park each Tuesday at 11AM for the return of Terry A La Berry and Friends!

Terry A La Berry has been performing for Children for more than 30 years in venues stretching from the White House to the Miami Children’s Museum and everywhere in between. In his other “life” as long-time drummer for Arlo Guthrie he appears on many of Guthrie’s recordings including the Grammy nominated “Grow Big”. He has recorded with numerous other artists including Grammy winner, Pete Seeger.

He spent 20 years singing for children and their families at the White House, The Museum of Natural History, The Jewish Museum of New York, the Goodwill games, the Florida State Fair, The Today Show and several PBS Children’s Specials including the multiple award-winning “Chanukah at Grover’s Corners”, in which he a was principal writer and co-star along with Theodore Bikel. Also as an actor he originated the role of Arthur in William Gibson’s, “A Cry of Player” with Anne Bancroft and Frank Langella. He appeared in the movie Alices’ Resturant as, what else, “a hippie’.

Several of Terry’s songs are available in video form at Terry’s Youtube channel: Alaberry1.

You can earn a raffle ticket for each summer reading program you attend.

July 5 10 AM
in Roche Reading Park (right outside library)
(Rain Date: August 16 at 10 AM)

July 12 10:30 AM

July 19 10:30 AM

July 26 10:30 AM

August 2 at 10:30 AM
WINGMASTERS: BIRDS OF PREY (Must be 6 and older!)**
**Little ones can enjoy a special craft in Youth Dept!

August 9 10:30 AM

On Sunday, August 12 at 2 PM, the Sedgwick Reading Room will be rocking with a special family concert. Genuine, irreverent, universal, ridiculous and original, Bill Harley is a two-time Grammy® award-winning artist who uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life.

Recipient of the lifetime achievement award from RI Council for the Humanities “for building community; promoting our common humanity; and encouraging lifelong learning, exploring and growing”, Bill tours nationwide as an author, performing artist and keynote speaker.

His newest work is a book series about the trials and tribulations of 4th grader Charlie Bumpers. Winner of numerous awards including The Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award, it is also a One School, One Book pick for schools nationwide.

Everyone who signs up for the Summer Reading Program is invited to our end of summer Ice Cream Social in Roche Reading Park—even if you haven’t read 10 hours.
The Ice Cream Social is August 21th, after Terry A La Berry’s 11AM performance.

     The Summer Reading Program is brought to you by

    the Levin Philanthropic Fund at

Other programs this summer

The Lenox Library is partnering with the Mount for a wonderful storytelling series!

July 13 – August 24
at the MOUNT

Children and their families are welcome to gather in the Italian Garden for storytime and crafts.
This drop-in program is weather dependent, so call ahead if there are showers in the forecast.

For more information visit:

Wednesdays July 11-August 22

Join us for this weekly, caregiver/child program brought to us by South Berkshire Kids for children entering Kindergarten or PreK in the fall.
Each week a different skill: letter and number recognition, print awareness, social skills, fine motor skills and more!
Great for ages 4-6.

Come read Franco your favorite story!


Second and Fourth SATURDAYS in July and August 11-12:15
Free. All ages welcome!

Berkshire Museum Educators will be teaching the science of space at the Lenox Library!

For Students Entering Grades 2 & 3
August 8 1-5 PM

For Students Entering Grades 4, 5, & 6
August 10 1-5 PM

Advanced registration is required.
Contact Kendra Knisley (413) 443-7171 ext 336

From 2-4 PM, come make a bookmark with artist Michael King! We will spend some time creating leather bookmarks that will last a lifetime.

This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of a new skill.

Children of all ages are welcome to attend.


Barrington Stage Company partners with the Lenox Library to create a magical night of music, reading, and fun with Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach! Join us at 7PM in the Sedgwick Reading Room.
There will be music from the show and readings from the book. Look for opportunities to win tickets to the show and signed posters.

Call us or stop in and visit! We’d love to help in any way we can!
Come be a part of our summer programs, make a bookmark, look at our Children’s Garden, play chess, borrow a ukulele!

For more information on

the Lenox Library Youth Department,

please click here