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QUESTION AND ANSWERS This past week was National Library Week, and if there’s anything that can be said about Hilltown Families readers it’s that they LOVE their local libraries! We invited readers to tell us about their favorite Western MA library.  Take a peek at what they had to say, and share your own love for your favorite library too! Phoebe Shaw writes, “Needless to say it’s Meekins Library in Williamsburg, hands down!”… Read More

Hatfield Public Library Host Town-Wide Reading Challenge Cheri Hardy, Children’s Librarian at the Hatfield Public Library writes: Starting January 3rd, 2012, the town of Hatfield is being issued a challenge by the Hatfield Public Library: 100,000 pages to be read in 5 months. Citizens of the town, as well as school-choice families, start reading January 3rd and finish May 31st. Participants read as much or as little as they are able, logging… Read More

Daria D’Arienzo of the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA writes: The Meekins Library in Williamsburg is the place to find a gift for someone special, donate a coat or sweater to keep someone warm, add some hearty food items to the Hilltown Food Pantry and Northampton Survival Center, and bring a treat for our furry friends at the Dakin Animal Shelter. Stop in for these gifting and giving opportunities. The seasonal Meekins… Read More

Bread and Books at Bread Euphoria: A Fundraising Benefit for the Williamsburg Libraries Join local writers and readers for good food and good conversation on Monday, November 8th, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bread Euphoria, in Haydenville, MA to support the Meekins and Haydenville libraries. Enjoy hot soup and home-cooked casseroles and of course bread and treats provided by Bread Euphoria and friends, on a cold autumn evening for Bread… Read More

Click Here Listen to PSA Cartoon-a-Palooza: May 23rd in Northampton Mark your calendars for Mo Willems’ Cartoon-a-Palooza on May 23rd, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA.  An afternoon of award winning animation to benefit the Forbes Library children’s department. The Forbes Library Children’s Department was last spruced up 18 years ago and the space is showing wear. The paint is peeling, the carpets are fraying, even… Read More

Students who don’t read or engage in other educational opportunities can lose as much as 2.5 months of learning over the summer, according to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary source of federal support for our nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.

Exempt Books from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act! The ALA American Library Association writes: As you may know, Congress passed legislation titled “The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008” last August.  This legislation seeks to decrease the levels of lead and phthalates in products intended for children 12 years of age or younger and will be enforced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).   This legislation was misinterpreted by the CPSC… Read More

How will the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Assist Libraries? I (heart) my local public libraries!   Don’t know what my family would do without them. How amazing is it to have access to more than 8 million items through the Western Massachusetts C/W MARS Libraries Catalog, a network of public, academic, school, regional, and special libraries in Central and Western Massachusetts.  Through a quick search we always find titles or movies on… Read More

My daughter LOVES animals (and insects) and is the first to let you know about her greatest disappointment in life… not having a pet. She does have a goldfish named Rosevine, who’s more than a year old, but nothing warm and fuzzy for her to hug and hold and dress in scarves and stuff in boxes …

Celebrate Library Week! Subscribe to HILLTOWN FAMILIES April is a special month for libraries. It’s School Library Media Month, and April 15-21, 2007, is National Library Week. In celebration of Library Week, Education World editors have gathered from their archives more than 30 articles that offer dozens of great lessons, book-related projects and activities, and other resources for bringing literature to life in the classroom (or homeschool)! Browse through the entire list… Read More

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