10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A LIBRARY CARD πŸ“š

Learn more by calling the Reference Desk at: (413)499-9480 ext 202.
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    FREE BOOKS & EBOOKS
    Enjoy access to free books! The library is constantly buying new books and ebooks that you are able to borrow at the library or using our Overdrive and/or Axis 360 apps. 😎
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    FREE MUSEUM PASSES
    All CW/MARS Library Card Holders are eligible to reserve Museum passes at the Circulation Desk. Our Library Museum Passes provide free entrance for one or more people to popular sights like: The Clark, MASS MoCA, Berkshire Museum, Ventfort Hall, The Mount, Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Chesterwood, Steepletop, Naumkeag and more! πŸ–Ό
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    FREE PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
    Storytime! Lego Club! Movies! Arts & Crafts! Summer Reading! The Children's Department offers loads of programs to encourage reading & keep young minds engagedβ€” for free! πŸŽ‰
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    FREE ACCESS TO MOVIES & CD's
    Did you miss the last Star Wars? Or Beyoncé's last album? Come to the library & check them out! If our copy is out, we can get in whatever movie or CD that you'd like! 🎧
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    FREE TECHNOLOGY CLASSES
    The Reference Department offers a variety of Technology Training classes to the public. Register for our classes using your library card and develop your computer/tablet/smartphone skills!! πŸ“
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    FREE ACCESS TO GENEALOGY AND LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES
    We provide access to a large collection of vital records, naturalization records, historical newspapers, in addition to preserving our county's history. Do you want to trace your lineage or locate an obituary? Our Local History Department has got you covered! πŸ”Ž
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    FREE ACCESS TO TAKEHOME E-READERS
    We have three Kindle Fires & 1 Nook Color available for a one week loan. Going on a trip? Want to try a new product? Need a device that connects to the Internet? Come to the Reference Desk with your library card to check out one of our e-readers that come loaded with books, movies & games! Feel free to install your own apps :) πŸ“±
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    FREE EVENING PROGRAMMING
    Thanks to the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, our library offers a wide variety of community events. We have offered events such as: author talks, Cinema of Law (movie night!); cooking demonstrations; performers and more at our library! πŸ’ƒπŸΌ
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    FREE ACCESS TO DATABASES
    The library provides free access to databases such as Consumer Reports and Ancestry. We also provide access to databases that contains thousands of journals, magazine articles, and newspapers that may be of use to students, researchers and curious minds. Access to reliable and trustworthy content is critical in the Information Age. πŸ’»
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    FREE HELP
    Do you have a question but don't know who to ask? Do you need help finding an article? Or do you need help getting your iPad working? What about access to the Berkshire Eagle? Or do you want to know what's going on in the community? Chances are high that we can help. 🎈