New Marlborough Town Library

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Upcoming Programs

Story hour/Playgroup

Wednesday morning Story hour/Playgroup
Summer schedule: July 5th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd,  & August 9th, from 10:00 am-11:30 am lead by Sally DiCarlo.  Story hour/Playgroups are sponsored by Family Network of Community Health Programs.  There is never a fee and everyone is welcome.


Family Passes

The library has family passes for free or reduced admission to the following local area attractions:
Berkshire Museum,  Clark Art Institute, Hancock Shaker Village, MASS MoCA,  Norman Rockwell Museum and Ventfort Hall.


Book Collection

The New Marlborough Friends of the Library will be collecting books for their annual book sale July 8th and July 15th from 10am-12noon at the Town Hall in Mill River. Please no text books or encyclopedias. Please only items in good resalable condition. DO NOT LEAVE BOOKS AT THE LIBRARY and ONLY AT TOWN HALL AT THE SPECIFIED DATES AND TIMES.


Book Discussion Group

July 22nd, 10:00am

Join us for coffee, bagels and a lively discussion of Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo.


New Marlborough Library Film Series

Fil will be CameraPerson.

Refreshments 7:00 pm Screening 7:30 pm. Seating is limited – Please RSVP to 413-229-6668 or

Admission is free!


Computer Classes

Is technology moving faster than you can keep up?  Would you like help creating an email or learning to socialize on Facebook?  The Library is offering two sessions on computer basics: July 11th and July 25th, from 6-7 pm. Call 413-229-6668 or email or stop in to reserve your spot. Sessions are limited to five participants. Beginners welcome! Bring your own device if you have one or use one at the library.


All programs sponsored by the New Marlborough Friends of the Library and proceeds benefit library programs


The New Marlborough Library is seeking a qualified person to fill a part time library aide position immediately.  This is a part time position of fifteen hours per week including some evenings and weekend hours.  The candidate will also be available to substitute for the Library Director when the Director takes sick or vacation time.  The New Marlborough Town Library is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Library Trustees, New Marlborough Town Library, P.O.Box 239, Mill River, MA 01244 or email applications to  Review of applications begins immediately.

Job Responsibilities:

  • shelve books, magazines and other library materials
  • empty book drop
  • shelf reading to assure materials are in proper order
  • attend continuing education classes offered by Massachusetts
    Library System as applicable
  • answer patron questions
  • help patrons locate materials
  • assist patrons as needed
  • develop a working knowledge about the organization and
    care of library materials, library services, and programs
  • print interlibrary loan request sheets, pull the items and
    process them for delivery
  • check library items in/out using the library’s automated circ-
    ulation system
  • issue library cards to new patrons and answer any questions
    patrons have regarding their accounts
  • use the automated card catalog and teach patrons how to do
  • assist patrons in all phases of technology, i.e. emails, Facebook, E-readers, online catalog
  • be organized and work independently
  • process library materials and cover print items
  • operate and run the library if director is sick or on vacation
  • answer phone calls
  • assist director with any special programs the library is holding
  • report directly to the library director
 Job Qualifications:
  • minimum high school graduate
  • must be available weekend and evening hours
  • hours must be flexible if director is sick or on vacation
  • evaluations every six months for the first year and then yearly
  • ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • position includes physically demanding tasks such as
    bending, lifting, reaching, walking, standing (for extended
    periods of time) carrying a reasonable selection of library
    materials between the place they are stored and the place they are used
  • move furniture and bookshelves for special programs
  • basic computer skills a must (will train in library programs)
  • must have good people skills and enjoy working with the public (especially children)Job Salary and Hours
  • fifteen hours per week including some weekend and evening hours
  • $12.87 per hour

WOWBRARY The New Marlborough Town Library buys many new books, movies and audio books each year.  As library director, I’m proud to now offer you weekly email alerts showcasing our newest items.  We hope you will enjoy hearing about the many exciting bestsellers, movies and recorded books almost the very moment they arrive at the library.

Whenever you spot something of interest you will be able to click instantly, reserve it and check it out at your convenience.  And of course, like everything else in the library, this service is free! To get started and see what the emails look like, just visit  You can quit the weekly emails any time you wish. Our library is excited to offer this new service.  We hope you will enjoy it and the library’s many new acquisitions.

  • Hours

    Summer Hours (Apr 1- Oct 31)

    Mon/Wed/Sat 10:00 - 5:30
    Tues/Fri 1:30 – 7:30
    Thurs 1:30 – 5:30

    Winter Hours (Nov 1 – Mar 31)

    Mon 10:00 - 5:30
    Tues/Thurs 1:30 – 5:30

    Wed/Sat 10:00 – 5:30

    Fri 1:30 – 7:30

    Library Director:
    Debora M.O'Brien

    1 Mill River-Gt. Barrington Road
    PO Box 239
    Mill River, MA 01244
    Voice/ Fax: 413-229-6668

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