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Berkshire Book Houses

Reading Across Berkshire County.

Berkshire Book Houses Children – created to give 11,000 children ages 0-9 free local access to books 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year – are installed throughout Berkshire County. Built on the concept "take a book, leave a book," you will find them in the following locations. Download the flyer.

Book Houses


Town Common, Center & Commercial Street

30 Columbia St. Park


Town Hall, 2 Rowe Road, Great Barrington


Cheshire Cheese Press Monument, corner of Church and School streets


Dalton Youth Center, 27 South Carson Ave.

Dalton CRA, 400 Main St.

Pinegrove Park, Curtis Avenue


Gabriel Abbott School Library, 56 N. County Road

Great Barrington

Muddy Brook Elementary, 318 Monument Valley Road

Giggle Park, Castle Street

Cottage and East Street

Christian Hill Commons, 27 Christian Hill Road

Community Health Programs, 444 Stockbridge Road


Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield


Town Hall, 11 Main St.


Housatonic Playground, Front Street


Krispy Kones, 585 S. Main St.

American Legion, 144 Old State Road

Laston Park, 417 N. Main St.


Railroad & Main Street


Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St.

North Adams

Child Care of the Berkshires, 210 State St.

UNO Community Center, 157 River St.

Mohawk Forest, Mohawk Forest Boulevard

North Adams YMCA, 22 Brickyard Court


Farmington River Country Store, 119 S. Main Road


Berkshire Museum, 39 South St.

Office of Cultural Development (Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave.)

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, 1 Columbus Ave.

Laurin Publishing, 100 West St.

Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St.

Dower Square, 253 Wahconah St.

Dream Center, 475 Tyler St.

Wilson Housing Development, Memorial Drive

Belanger Field, 375 Newell St.

Burbank Park, 500 Lakeway Drive

Clapp Park, 233 West Housatonic St.

Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, 314 Columbus Ave.

Family Resource Center, 480 West St.

YMCA, 292 North St.

Kirvin Park, 974 Williams St.

Osceola Park, 50 Osceola St.


Town Hall, 1529 State Road


Savoy General Store, 668 Main Road


Sheffield Business Association Kiosk, 101 Main St.


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 29 Main St.


Youth Center Playground, 66 School St.


Friendly Fred’s Store, 1173 MA-9 (Berkshire Trail)

Born Learning Trails

Born Learning Trails are a series of interactive signs for families and caregivers to provide fun physical activities that encourage outdoor learning. These trail signs help provide first steps to building literacy and reading skills and enourage critical thinking, leadership and team building skills.

Great Barrington

Muddy Brook Elementary

North Adams

Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State St.


Durant Park, 30 John St.

Springside Park, 874 North St.


Bushnell Sage Library, 48 Main St.


As part of our commitment to the community, Berkshire United Way and Northern Berkshire United Way work together to create early childhood education and literacy opportunities for children and families countywide. To learn more, contact BUW at 413.442.6948 or or NBUW at 413.663.9062.