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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

Adams

Town Common, Center Street and Commercial Street

30 Columbia Street Park

Alford

Town Hall, 2 Rowe Road, Great Barrington

Cheshire 

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

Dalton

Dalton Youth Center, 27 South Carson Avenue

Dalton CRA, 400 Main Street

Pinegrove Park, Curtis Avenue

Florida 

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

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield

Hinsdale

Town Hall, 11 Main Street

Housatonic

Housatonic Playground, Front Street

Lanesborough

Krispy Kones, 585 S. Main Street

American Legion, 144 Old State Road

Laston Park, 417 N. Main Street

Lee

Railroad & Main Street

Lenox

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

Otis

Farmington River Country Store, 119 S. Main Road

Pittsfield

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

Richmond 

Town Hall, 1529 State Road

Savoy

Savoy General Store, 668 Main Road

Sheffield

Sheffield Business Association Kiosk, 101 Main Street

Stockbridge

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 29 Main Street

Williamstown 

Youth Center Playground, 66 School Street

Winsdor

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

Pittsfield

Durant Park, 30 John Street

Springside Park, 874 North Street

Sheffield

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 info@berkshireunitedway.org or NBUW at 413.663.9062.

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