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Hi families, I just wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the pending budget cuts for WMRLS, the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System.  Please take a moment to read what  Rochelle Wildfong (Children’s Librarian at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg), Lisa Wenner (Library Director of the Meekins Library in Williamsburg) and Liz Castro of Ashfield have shared about the proposed funding cuts (links below) … and TAKE ACTION. Below are… Read More

Rochelle Wildfong, Children’s Librarian at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA writes: Dear Representative, I am writing in response to the news of reconfiguration of library systems in Massachusetts concerning Western Massachusetts where I have been a Children’s Librarian at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg for over 20 years. We in Western Mass have been witness to the evolution of WMRLS – Western Massachusetts Regional Library System and owe much gratitude for… Read More

Lisa Wenner, Library Director of the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA writes: Dear Legislators , Thank you for all the good service you provide for those in your district as well as the hard work you and your colleagues perform for the people of the Commonwealth. I appreciate how difficult it is especially in hard years such as these. I am writing to you today about our Regional and town libraries, services… Read More

Speak Up Now to Save the Western Mass Regional Library System Liz Castro of Ashfield, MA writes: The governors and legislators have made a plan to completely cut funding for WMRLS, the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System. Without WMRLS, slated to disappear July 1st of this year, our libraries will have an even harder time providing services to their patrons. Presenting this as an economically responsible action is short-sighted at best. Forcing… Read More

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