Here is a pre-view of the new titles coming to the library in Janurary.

 Gun Games  by Faye Kellerman
The Rope: an Anna Pigeon Novel by Neved a Barr
Love in a Nutshell  by Janet Evanovich
A Devil is Waiting  by Jack Higgins
Grown up kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
Privat #1: Suspect by James Patterson
Raylan by Elmore Leonard
Abandon by Meg Cabot
Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card
Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz
The Hunter by John Lescroart
The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
The Odds: A love story by Stewart O'Nan


Real Steel
Big Year
I don't know how she does it
What's your number

New Books

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
The Ares Decision ( A Robert Lublum's series) by Kyle Mills
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman
Shock Wave by John Sandford

Kindle meet Library

Did you hear? You can now use your Amazon kindle to check out C/WMARS ebooks! Here's how:

Looking for more information? 
Visit for videos. 

New to the library

Pinch Me by Adena Halpern

How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway

Next to Love by Ellen Feldman

The Lantern by Debora Lawerson

Haiti: after the Earthquake by Paul Farmer

Unsaid by Neil Abramson

The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay by Beverly Jensen.

Evergreen Update

As C/W MARS libraries prepare for migration to the new Evergreen system, patrons will note there will be some changes in the current catalog starting Monday, August 1.

Currently library patrons in our Central and Western regions can request titles from the opposite region using our Union Catalog. Effective Monday, August 1, this catalog will no longer accept new holds for C/W MARS patrons. All patrons will still be able to use the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog. Any holds placed in the Union Catalog prior to August 1 will be honored and processed as normal.

Up comming changes to the online catalog.

  • All library items in one place! All C/W MARS libraries will have their items in this catalog, so patrons will not have to change catalogs to request from the other region.

  • Patron Dashboard. When logged into your library account, it will show all checkouts, holds, items to be picked up and fines in one place.

  • RSS Feeds for lists. Do you have a list of books you want to share with others? You can create a "published" list that others can see.

  • Patrons will also need to be prepared for some changes. These next items will not be able to be carried over to the new catalog, including:
    Outstanding Holds. Academic patrons who have holds that have not been filled at the time of migration will have to replace them after moving to the new catalog.

  • Current PIN. Patrons will be able to login to their new online catalog account using the last four digits of their library card barcode as a password. They will be required to create a new password when they login for the first time.

  • Reading History and Current Wish Lists. In the case of Reading History and Wish Lists, patrons have the ability to export their lists or print from a computer. There is a button to choose "Export List" at the top of their list. We recommend that patrons choose "Brief Display" for their list; this will give you the title, author, and publishing information. These can be sent to an email address as a text file or displayed on the computer for printing.
    Patrons who wish to export their Reading History or Wish Lists should do so by September 30th, 2011. Library patrons will still have full access to the current system through the summer.

If you have any questions on the mirgration please contact Danielle.






Some summer reads

Ever wonder where an author is from? Have you looked and been shocked to find out they live in your state!

The Massachusetts Center for the Book just released its’ list for ‘The Must Read Books of 2011’. Authors of the books on this list are residents of the state, some might surprise you.

Summer reading here we come.

Friday, April 22nd

Hello, This is a friendly reminder that next Friday, April 22nd the library will be closed for Good Friday. The library will reopen Saturday, April 23rd at 10am.

All are invited to a

Children’s Program

Los colores!Spanish through stories,music, and crafts

with Mileta Roe


April 2, 2011 11:00am

Come learn some Spanish, listen to stories, singsongs, and make something to take home!

(Recommended for ages 3-9)

This program is supported in part by a grant from theWest Stockbridge Cultural Council, a local agencywhich is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural

Wanted: Opinions

Have you ever wanted to give the library a report card? Or say , “Hey we’d like more of this?”. If so, here’s your chance. We have a mini survey where you can voice your opinion and help us become the best library that we can be. That’s it five questions! Just click on the link below and answer the questions.


Thank You!!

Dear Friends of the West Stockbridge Library,

Thank you for sponsoring the wonderful program today by Craig Harris. We had a blast!

Thank you, The new library house band.

2/2/11 Library Closed

The Library will be closed today due to hazardous driving conditions the library will reopen on Thursday at 2pm.


Hello West Stockbridge,

As everyone has heard there is a good chance that round two of the storm will be gifting us with more snow. This means that there is a possibility that the library will be closed on Wednesday 2/2/11. Please call before you venture out and check the blog for updates.

Have a great evening.



Welcome to the upgraded WSPL blog!!! We have made some changes to the blog, to make sure that you have access to everything you need. To being with when you need to search for a new book or DVD, just click on the card catalog. This will take you directly to the online catalog. Next, on the left you will see all of the databases that are provided to the library by the Mass Board of Library Commissioner and the Mass Library System. These are easy to use, just click and you’re on your way. Keep an eye on the blog over the next few months while each database has it's time in the spotlight.

New to the Stacks

We have a great collection of new books that just came in. Some are from favorite authors and others are from new ones. But remember some of these titles will be hot items so place a hold.

Annabel by Kathleen Winter
The Lost Books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason
Damaged by John Lescroart
Destiny and Desire by Carlos Fuentes
Bird Cloud by Annie Proulx
The Lover’s Dictionary : a novel by David Levithan
Family Affair by Debbie Macomber
The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards
The Judas Gate by Jack Higgins.


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