America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter

I had a lovely chat with Molly from The Mount today and she informed me of something that I did not know about. Now that the U.S. Mint has finished with the 50 States Quarters Program, they are beginning a new program, America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter. These new quarters will have images of many of our national parks. The U.S. Mint has asked Governor Patrick to select one site in the state to appear on the quarter. The Mount is one of the finalist sites. So if you would like to see The Mount on the reverse of a quarter please visit the link below. The best part about this is you can vote as many times as you would like for as many different sites. Voting ends at 5:00 p.m. February 26, 2009.

Just a fun little tidbit that I thought I would share with everyone.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

I’m happy to announce on the behalf of the Friends of the Library, that the FOL Book Sale is up and running. The Friends have created a wonderful space for the town to come and purchase used books and other items. The Book Sale is open when the library is open. We ask that you please check in with either Jodi or I before you walking across the hall to browse. Once you had made your selection you can stop by the desk at the library to pay. The Book Sale included such items, as hard cover and paper backed books, movies, audio books, computer games, and vintage tote bags.

The FOL also wanted me to let everyone know that they are once again accepting donation for the Book Sale. They are looking items that are in good re-sale condition. If you have any donations please stop by and drop them off. I hope to see everyone there!

New Books

I hope that everyone is enjoying this wonderful snowy day that we are having. I wanted to let everyone know that once again we have some wonderful new books that I have added today to the collection. There is a variety in the list below and I hope that everyone can find something they might like. I would also like to invite everyone into come and see the New Adult Book collection as we have also had some new donations. If there is a book or author that you would like to see at the library please let me know. Enjoy the snow and see you soon.


Mounting Fears by Stuart Woods
Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanoich
The Shack by Williams P. Young
A mercy by Toni Morrison
Fire and Ice by Julie Garw


The following museum passes have been provided by the Friends of the West Stockbridge Library.


Ashley House and Bart's Cobble

Berkshire Bontanical Garden

Berkshire Museum

Clark Art Institute


DCR Parks Pass

The Folly at Feilds Farm

Hancock Shaker Village

Mass MOCA Mission House

The Mount


Norman Rockwell Museum

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Ventfort Hall