Welcome to our Children’s Department
The Children’s department of the Adams Free Library is a welcoming place where the love of learning and reading is furthered through early literacy, critical thinking and information-seeking. With that in mind we offer a wide assortment of high quality educational programs all year long. Each year we run a Summer Reading Program, weekly story times, special guest presentations, performances, and more.
Experts suggest that “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. This is especially so during the preschool years,” says the report Becoming a Nation of Readers.
“Neurons develop in the first three years of life, where learning begins and the first five years of life is the most important for learning”
“Reading to your child remains the single most effective way to prepare your child to become a successful reader”
Resources available: public computer access (with written parent permission), wifi, study area, reference help, searchable databases and more.
If you would like to make arrangements for a librarian to visit your school to discuss library resources or you would like to bring students to the library for a tour, Story Time or help with a research project, call Juliana Matthews, (413)743-8345 ext 103, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also check out our Calendar for events.
Welcome to our Teen Center
Gale In Context: High School – supports student papers, projects, and presentations while empowering the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Click Here…
Gale In Context: College – interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Click here…
Whether you are searching for the latest YA books, paging through a magazine, or diving into your favorite graphic novel series, we have lots to offer!
Resources available: Books, magazines, Audio Books, Playaways, DVDs, public computer access (with written parent permission), wifi, study area, reference help, searchable databases and more.