Cheshire Library

is pleased to be announcing the first of our autumn offerings.

THURSDAY, October 20, 2016 7p.m:

Susannah Thomas will be instructing

3D Sugar Mold Pumpkin Decoration Class


Due to limited seating and technical level this will be
  *Adult Only class of 12 participants.
*FREE class & materials.
*class to be held at Cheshire Community Center
Sign up via Cheshire Library 413.743.4746  or message us on Facebook.

Columbus Day Closure

Cheshire Library will not be open


We will re-open on Tuesday the 11th

at 11 am

Preschool Story Time will be at 10am on Tuesday


August 4th, 2016

  Museum of Science Traveling Program on Blizzards!

This will be an interactive presentation for ages 5 and up.

We will host at Cheshire Community Center.

Two sessions for 25 children have been prepared.

(1 pm & 2 pm)

SIGN UPS are required!!!
Contact Cheshire Library to reserve your spots!

for a

Melissa Zepka, of The Family Center,
will be at
Cheshire Library

  Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:30pm

Wonderful Family Night of stories, activities and fun!

Please JOIN US with your young readers!

SHARE this post with anyone who may be interested.

Hope to see you here!






Melissa Zepka will be here at Cheshire Library:

The Family Center Presents: Read Together – Story Time! Kids: Come in your pajamas, snuggle up with your family and listen to some great bedtime children books, and enjoy fun art activities too! Parents: Learn some different ways to make reading fun!

Tuesday, February 23th at 6pm.

Cheshire Library

23 Depot St.


will be closed

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016

*we will reopen on
Tuesday 16th for preschool Story Time at 10 am


will be closed
Monday Jan. 18, 2015
in observance of

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We will reopen on JANUARY 19, 2016


CHESHIRE LIBRARY will be closed

DECEMBER 28th- 31st

We will reopen JANUARY 4th, 2016

Have a Happy, Safe, and Healthy Holiday Week!

HOLIDAY HOURS for Thurs. Dec. 24, 2015 ONLY!

The Cheshire Library will be open, but adjust the hours to 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (To accommodate the book delivery & holiday)

Thank you for your attention to this update.  






CLOSED Thursday, November 26, 2015

in observance of THANKSGIVING

*ADDITIONALLY: There will be no ILL delivery this week


There will be NO Preschool Story Time

on NOVEMBER 3, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Cheshire Library will have regular hours that week.
Story Time will resume on November 10th!





in observance of Columbus Day



Join us On Tuesdays at 10 a.m.


stories, activities (and surprises!)

Starting September 1, 2015



There will not be

10 a.m. preschool StoryTimes for the next two weeks!

August 18th and 25th, 2015

See you in September!


 Hey Kids!

Cheshire Library is proud to be partnering
with the
Cheshire Police Dept., Cheshire Fire Dept., and Adams Ambulance Service
to bring you a “Community Heroes” event

to go along with our summer  program “Every Hero Has A Story

JULY 9th, from 6 to 7 pm at Cheshire Town Hall

*Talk with our police officers, our firemen and our EMT’s about their jobs.
*Get to look inside their vehicles
*Ask questions
*Or just come support and Thank the people that help our community every day!

Summer Reading Program sign up will be available at this event, too!



JUNE 22, 2015


There will be no Preschool Story Time on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

We will resume Summer Reading Program Story time

for ages pre-school – Age 8

on Tuesday June 30th!

Sign ups available and  strongly encouraged


June 29th, 2015

Local author, Barry Emery, will be launching his new book “Made in Cheshire” at the Cheshire Community Center.

June 22nd 6:30 pm

Local jewelry designer, Michelle (Bordeau) Smith

will be at the Cheshire Library to co-teach a beaded earring making class. Ages 12 and up. NO FEES, seating will be limited to 10 people.

Sign up at Library or call 413.743.4746


Quilting Showcase This Week!

Cheshire’s own

Betty King

will be at the Cheshire Community Center

May 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

with a selection of her pieces and will be sharing techniques.

Join us if you can!

Do you follow us on Facebook?

We are, once again, giving away a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble when we reach 500likes

we will be picking a winner for the gift card.

Like the Cheshire Library on Facebook for a chance to win!


An evening with Representative Gailanne Cariddi

Friday, May 8, 2015  6 p.m.

Ms. Cariddi will be speaking at the Cheshire Community Center

about her work and career at The State House.

*light refreshments will be served


And The Winner is…..

April Caplan Bruchbacher was the $25 Barnes & Noble gift card during our 385 “likes” Facebook contest. Thank you to ALL who “liked us”!



the winners

of the

“Cabin Fever Buster” winter reading program

Young Readers up to age 10 : Gavin O.

Teens/Tweens ages 10 and up : Elizabeth B.

Adult Readers: Karen L.

winners will be notified by phone and can stop by the Cheshire Library to pick up their prizes!

***A Very BIG Thank You to BassWater Grille for the generous donation of a $25 gift card***

The “Cabin Fever Buster”

winter 2015

Reading Program winners will be posted on this page and Facebook Monday, April 6th.

Good Luck! and Thank You! to all who particpated





Due to the impending snow storm Cheshire Library will be closed Monday, February 9, 2015

Additionally: The Folded Bookmaking Event with Terri Cooper for Monday, Feb. 9th at 6:30 p.m. will be cancelled. Reschedule date TBD





Do you follow us on Facebook?

We are giving away a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble when we reach 386 likes we will be picking a winner for the gift card.  Like the Cheshire Library for a chance to win!



The New Library Hours are:

Monday: 9-3

Tuesday 11- 2 & 5-8

Thursday 3-6

Story time is currently on Tuesdays at 10 am 




The Book Drop has been Installed!

It is outside the basement entry to the Town Hall & Library.

Library Drop Box Policy

Items should be placed in the drop box ONLY WHEN THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED.

•The drop box is for returning BOOKS and MUSEUM PASSES ONLY. Place anything else in the box at your own risk.

•Even if item is placed in box on due date but after library closed, it is considered overdue because the box will not be checked until the beginning of the next shift.

•Please do not cram items too big for the drum into the drop box. Oversized items must be brought into the library when it is open or given to the Town Clerk during her office hours.

•Museum passes must be put into a larger envelope before placing them in the drop box. Lost museum passes are expensive, and are the borrower’s responsibility until they actually are checked in.

•All borrowed items are the responsibility of the borrower until they are actually checked in. Leaving them in the drop box does not constitute returning them.


Sign up NOW for Fizz, Boom, Read!

Summer Reading Program in Cheshire for children pre-readers through elementary school. And if your child is between 4 and 8, you can sign up for SummerTimes : Science stories and activities. For more details, see the Children & Youth page


Why should kids have all the fun!

I have dropped the Engaged Patrons book discussion site.
Those of you who wish to participate in an online book discussion
are encouraged to look into Goodreads.


TWO New Museum Passes!

The Cheshire Library now offers passes to Historic Deerfield as well as
Arrowhead, the
home of the Berkshire County Historical Society
and former home of Herman Melville.
Check it Out!


Cheshire Library now offers a Free Wireless Hotspot!
Our public computer also is available again.


1885 History of Cheshire is now online!
See the link  toward the bottom of the menu on the right.



Ed the Wizard

performs magic and science at 6:30 on Monday, August 11
at the Community Center.
Come to this free program and enjoy a great evening out!
More info on the summer reading program
can be found on the Children’s Page.


What is your book discussion group reading?
We may have a copy here – or can get you one from another library.
We are connected!


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