New Marlborough Town Library

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Upcoming Programs

Story Hour/Playgroup

Wednesday morning Story Hour/Playgroup
Every Wednesday from 10:00 am-11:30 am lead by Sally DiCarlo, and will follow the Southern Berkshire school calendar.  Story Hour/Playgroups are sponsored by Southern Berkshire Kids.  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.

Qi Gong classes

The New Marlborough Library will be offering Qi Gong classes Mondays beginning September 10 and running through October 15 at 7 pm. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese form of healing through simple movement. It can be done seated as well as standing.The 45 minutes sessions will be led by Nanci Worthington and are free!
Space is limited to 10 participants. If interested please call 229-6668 or email


Book Discussion Group

October 27th, 10:00 am

Join us for coffee, bagels and a lively discussion of  The Wife, by Meg Wolitzer


Halloween Celebration

You’re Invited to A Halloween Scare ~Come And Join Us If You Dare!

 Visit the Old Mill River Cemetery and meet some mystery guests

              ~Bonfire ~ Hayrides ~ Refreshments~

 We will meet at the New Marlborough Central School 

October 27th at 4:30 pm

~ In case of rain we will move to the Meeting House in New Marlborough Center ~

 This program is sponsored by:

The Friends of the New Marlborough Library, New Marlborough Historical Society and
The New Marlborough Land Trust 
with Special thanks to the New Marlborough Fire Department

 For more info contact the library 229-6668

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


The New Marlborough Town Library is seeking a qualified person to fill a part-time Library Aide position immediately.
This part-time position of 15 hours per week includes some evening and weekend hours. The candidate will also be available to substitute
for the Library Director when the Director takes sick or vacation time.
Qualified candidates should email resume and cover letter to,
The New Marlborough Town Library is an equal opportunity employer.

New Marlborough Town Library ~~Job Description ~~ Library Aide

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 MLS (Massachusetts Library Association) 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
  • Process interlibrary loan requests, pull the items and process them for delivery
  • Check library items in/out using the library’s automated circulation system
  • Issue library cards to new patrons and answer any questions patrons have regarding their account
  • Use the Public Access Computer and teach patrons how to do so
  • Assist patrons in all phases of computer use such as logging into their email, Facebook etc…
  • Assist/instruct patrons with setting up an online CWMARS account to place holds, renew items and pay fines from home
  • 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
  • Other duties as required

Job Qualifications

  • Must have an interest in library services and have graduated from high school
  • Some weekend and evening hours
  • Hours must be flexible if Director gets sick or goes on vacation
  • Evaluations every six months for the first year and then yearly
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing and by listening
  • 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 (i.e. how to turn on/off, how to use a mouse, how to use windows) will train in library’s computer program
  • Must have good people skills and enjoy working with the public (especially children)

Job salary and hours

  • 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours; extra hours may be required during some library events as needed
    ie. Summer Reading Program, Director take sick or vacation time
  • $14.13 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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