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NEW HOURS started Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - laughlaughlaugh
Check back frequently as times may change.

Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday  1-7, Thursday 3-6, Saturday 9-2
  • Only use the Williams St (Rt. 9) entrance
  • 1 HOUR browsing time limit
  • No appointment needed, but number of folks allowed in at a time will be limited​
  • Masks are REQUIRED
  • We serve the AnneT. Dunphy School on Wednesday and Thursday before opening to the public.

"Just Mercy" ... A Book Group For Teens

When:  Thursday evenings from 6:30- 7:30pm
Dates:  September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18
Adult facilitators:  Katie Joyce, Anne Bussler, and Jennifer Black
Where:  At the Meekins Library, Williamsburg

Learn more about this innovative book group, sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, here.
Tales for Tails: The Results are In!

Participants: 64
Badges Earned: 231
Minutes Read: 24,867

Votes earned, by percentage:
Bright Spot Therapy Dogs: 28%
Camp Howe 4-H: 28%
Dakin Humane Society: 20 %
Berkshire Humane Society: 14%
Tom Ricardi's Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Facility: 10%

The Votes are In! Meekins Library's summer readers have spoken and we will be distributing donations accordingly!

Thank you to all of our Summer 2021 Participants!
HOOPLA is HERE with a broad range of offerings from movies and TV shows to comics, magazines and books. Hoopla is integrated with the catalog. Hoopla also has 200+ Acorn TV titles. Hoopla access is limited to those having a Meekins Library card beginning with 27425 and checkouts are limited to 6 per month.

Keep Safe & Keep Strong: documenting life in Williamsburg and Haydenville during Covid-19

Pandemic Experiences - Contribute your daily Covid-19 life experiences  living through the Pandemic.  Help Meekins Library create an historical record of this time in the life of our town.
All responses may become part of the Local History Collection in the Meekins Library.
For questions or more information contact Daria D’Arienzo, Meekins Archivist at or leave a message at 413-268-7472.

Pre-1926 Meekins photos wanted
Do you have early 20th century photographs of the interior of Meekins Library that show the interior before the mezzanine level was added in 1926  hiding in your family albums? Do you know anyone who might have some early images?
Meekins Archivist Daria D’Arienzo ( is looking for visual evidence of how the rooms were laid out and decorated and where the original fixtures were placed. She is trying to build a photographic history of how Meekins has evolved. Exterior images are also welcome but she is particularly looking for interior views.
Please contact her directly at , at the desk at Meekins, or by phone at 413-538-6489.

Today in Massachusetts' History
Click for today's moment of Massachusetts' history.
Town Newsletter - Fall/Winter 2019-2020
Town Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2019 -

Community Resiliance Building Workshop, Williamsburg MA: Summary of Findings - 2/14/2020

State-funded Databases

This is a statewide collection of magazines, journals, newspapers, and encyclopedia for all ages funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Access is provided to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers (including New York Times 1985+ and Boston Globe 1980+), Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History, newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books.

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  • Encyclopedia Britannica
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    Museum and Park Passes


  • Suggest a Book to Purchase

    Is there a book that you think the library should own? Let us know! Book Purchase Suggestion Form

  • Williamsburg Libraries Social Justice Statement

    The Staff, Volunteers, Trustees, and Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries are committed to a culture of inclusion, equity, and respect. We strive to:
    • Eliminate racial, social, and accessibility barriers in library services, facilities and staffing;
    • Cultivate collections, programs, and services that highlight diverse voices with a range of life experiences;
    • Facilitate conversations and partnerships that address community challenges, broaden awareness of racial and social injustice, and engage underserved residents; and
    • Ensure that patrons, staff, and volunteers of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and abilities feel welcomed and supported.

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