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

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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

PopUp Booksale Oct 2021

Local author Tinky Weisblat, a.k.a. the Diva of Deliciousness, will join us to discuss her passion for life and cooking.

October 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs reading room.

Tinky will read from her new book of essays and recipes, Pot Luck: Random Acts of Cooking, and will serve something yummy from the book. Tinky is a writer and singer with a master’s in journalism and a Ph.D. in American studies. She is the food columnist for the Greenfield Recorder. Copies of the book, which costs $29.95, will be available at the event from Boswell’s Books.Tinky Potluck

Saturday, Sept. 24th
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

ALL IN! ~ EVERYONE is invited…
Join us for a creative, engaging, interactive, and inclusive COMMUNITY PLAY DAY!

We will be in back of The Arms Library, 60 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

This afternoon event is designed for everyone, all ages and differ/abilities,across the lifespan -

EVERYONE CAN LEARN AND PLAY these easy, interactive, pro-social, non-competitive games and activities…. the emphasis is on THE PLAYERS, and NOT on the“rules”!!

This is a special, free, open, COMMUNITY-WIDE event.

Facilitated by Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, Ed.D, Chief Creative Catalyst for PROJECT PLAY! INC. Daniel is also the executive director/principal for DCY Consulting of Greenfield, Mass., and the Chair of the<Greenfield Human Rights Commission.

(Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 1st, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)Play Image for Daniel Yalowitz Sept 2022

Tuesday, Sept 20 at 7 p.m. This event is being facilitated by Better Life Partners.
At the Arms Library, 60 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls.
This is open to all community members in our West County hilltowns.


Learn about:
Misuse of prescriptions & opioid use disorder;
How to recognize an overdose & what to do;
Receive free Narcan;
Community resources & how you can help.
Sponsored by FRCOG, Griswold Memorial Library, and Arms Library.
RSVP BY EMAIL, OR SIMPLY JOIN US:
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Tuesday, Sept 20 at 7 p.m. This event is being facilitated by Better Life Partners.
At the Arms Library, 60 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls.
This is open to all community members in our West County hilltowns.
Learn about:
Misuse of prescriptions & opioid use disorder;
How to recognize an overdose & what to do;
Receive free Narcan;
Community resources & how you can help.
Sponsored by FRCOG, Griswold Memorial Library, and Arms Library.
RSVP BY EMAIL, OR SIMPLY JOIN US:
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August 13, 9 a.m.
Open Space Committee: Guided Hike along part of Shelburne’s Fire Tower Trail System (but, not climbing to the tower) – Saturday, August 13, 9:00 AM, meet at Arms Library & then a ½ -mile drive to trailhead on Route 2 & Halligan Ave.

Guided Fire Tower & Big Trees Trail Hike – The Shelburne Open Space Committee, Arms Library, and Deerfield River Watershed Association have partnered to lead a scenic and educational hike along Shelburne Trails Fire Tower and Big Trees interpretive trail system. A former Natural Resource Specialist/Forester will lead the hike through private lands he manages for recreation. There are 7 interpretive panels and many tree identification tags to see along the way. We may detour to a scenic overlook.

What to Bring: Hikers should wear good walking sneakers or hiking boots and bring plenty of water to drink, a snack, sunscreen, and tick repellant or treatment. (The best tick treatment is to pretreat your clothing with Permethrin.)

What to Know: We will not be climbing all of the way to the Fire Tower. This hike is moderate and ½ is uphill, but not too steep. Hikers should have a medium level of skill, but more endurance for this 1 ½ mile round trip hike. There will be plenty of discussion stops along the way. The hike will most likely take about two hours. Where to Meet: We will first gather on the steps of the Shelburne Falls Arms Library at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 13th. From there we will all drive or carpool 1/2 mile to the trailhead on Route 2 & Halligan Ave. Masks are required in any carpool vehicles.

If you have any questions, or would like to pre-register (you will be notified in case of a need to reschedule) contact Jim at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. See you there!