Berkshire Book Houses and Born Learning Trails

Two young girls read books in front of Book House

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.

Find a Book House near you


30 Columbia Street Park

Town Common, Center and Commercial streets


Town Hall, 2 Rowe Road (Great Barrington)


Cheshire Cheese Press Monument,
corner of Church and School streets


Dalton CRA, 400 Main Street

Dalton Youth Center,
27 South Carson Avenue

Pinegrove Park, Curtis Avenue


Gabriel Abbott School Library,
56 N. County Road

Great Barrington

Christian Hill Commons,
27 Christian Hill Road

Community Health Programs,
442 Stockbridge Road

Cottage Street and East Street

Giggle Park, Castle Street

Muddy Brook Elementary,
318 Monument Valley Road


Hancock Shaker Village,
1843 West Housatonic Street


Town Hall, 11 Main Street


Housatonic Playground, Front Street


American Legion,
144 Old State Road

Krispy Kones, 585 S. Main Street

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

Mohawk Forest,
Mohawk Forest Boulevard

North Adams YMCA,
22 Brickyard Court

UNO Community Center,
157 River Street


Town Hall, 1 N. Main Road


Belanger Field, 375 Newell Street

Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, 1 Columbus Avenue

Burbank Park, 500 Lakeway Drive

Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, 314 Columbus Avenue

Clapp Park, 233 West Housatonic Street

Dower Square, 253 Wahconah Street

Berkshire Dream Center, 475 Tyler Street

Family Resource Center, 480 West Street

Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, 165 East Street

Kellogg Park, 44 Lincoln Street

Kirvin Park, 974 Williams Street

Laurin Publishing, 100 West Street

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

Osceola Park, 50 Osceola Street

Wilson Housing Development, Memorial Drive

YMCA, 292 North 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)

Explore the 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 encourage critical thinking, leadership and team building skills.


Pinegrove Park, 293 High Street

Great Barrington 

Muddy Brook Elementary, 318 Monument Valley Road

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.