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Berkshire Book Houses

Reading Across Berkshire County

Berkshire Book Houses – 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 Street and Commercial Street

30 Columbia Street Park


Town Hall, 2 Rowe Road, Great Barrington


Cheshire Cheese Press Monument, corner of Church Street and School Street


Dalton Youth Center, 27 South Carson Avenue

Dalton CRA, 400 Main Street

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 Street and East Street

Christian Hill Commons, 27 Christian Hill Road

Community Health Programs, 444 Stockbridge Road


Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield


Town Hall, 11 Main Street


Housatonic Playground, Front Street


Krispy Kones, 585 S. Main Street

American Legion, 144 Old State Road

Laston Park, 417 N. Main Street


Railroad & Main Street


Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker Street

North Adams

Child Care of the Berkshires, 210 State Street

UNO Community Center, 157 River Street

Mohawk Forest, Mohawk Forest Boulevard

North Adams YMCA, 22 Brickyard Court


Farmington River Country Store, 119 S. Main Road


Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street

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

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, 1 Columbus Avenue

Laurin Publishing, 100 West Street

Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street

Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, 165 East Street

Dower Square, 253 Wahconah Street

Dream Center, 475 Tyler Street

Wilson Housing Development, Memorial Drive

Belanger Field, 375 Newell Street

Burbank Park, 500 Lakeway Drive

Clapp Park, 233 West Housatonic Street

Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, 314 Columbus Avenue

Family Resource Center, 480 West Street

YMCA, 292 North Street

Kirvin Park, 974 Williams Street

Osceola Park, 50 Osceola Street


Town Hall, 1529 State Road


Savoy General Store, 668 Main Road


Sheffield Business Association Kiosk, 101 Main Street


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 29 Main Street


Youth Center Playground, 66 School Street


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

Born Learning Trail

The Born Learning Trail is 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 Street


Durant Park, 30 John Street

Springside Park, 874 North Street


Bushnell Sage Library, 48 Main Street


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.