60 Bridge St. * 413-625-0306 * Housed in the historic Pratt Memorial Library Building since 1914

Building Access & Curbside Pickup Hours

  • Monday 10:30 am–5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm
  • Sunday 12–3 pm

Upcoming Events

Friends of the Arms Library Book Sale
Date Saturday, June 25, 2022, 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 26, 2022, 3:00 PM

Looking for summer reads? Re-gifts to friends or family? Stop in during the weekend of June 25 and...

Building Access & Curbside Pickup Hours

  • Monday 10:30 am–5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm
  • Sunday 12–3 pm

Our program with Cady Coleman has been postponed from this evneing to May 3, 2022. Cady is attending a friend's rocket luanch!

This yeDirty Life Social Posterar our multi-member, Franklin County and a bit beyond, Libraries in the Woods group is reading The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristen Kimball.

Libraries in the Woods is hosting an Online Q & A with Kristen Kimball on May 26 at 6:30 p.m. Please contact the library for Zoom information.

The Arms has multiple copies of the book available. Large print and audio are available through CW/MARS.

THE ARMS WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, JANUARY 29TH, due to the incoming storm. We all need to keep folks safe, and let the highway people do their work. Please, everyone stay off the roads if you can, stay warm and stay safe.

The Arms is going to begin opening in Sundays, 12-3 p.m., beginning February 5th. Away from the busyness of the work week, we think it will be a sweet time for families to read together in the children's room, catch up with neighbors, read the newspapers in our sunny, southern facing reading room, or just relax with a good book in one of our comfy chairs.

MartinEspada FloatersDue to the rising numbers of the pandemic, the Arms Library is posptoning its gathering, scheduled for tonight, with Shelburne Falls resident Martin Espada, this year's winner of the National Book Award for poetry. Please, everyone stay safe!

Unfortunately, due to the rising numbers of Omicron, The Arms Library is again postponing our LEGO Engineering Club. We will start up again when the numbers decrease and it seems safe to gather again. Everyone, please be careful!

Drop us a line if you would like to be conatcted when we start up again.

Open to children age 5+

Parent or accompanying adult is required.

Group size is limited.

Please call to RSVP at 413-625-0306 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Masks are required.

We will be meeting in the downstairs meeting room.LEGOs