When I was a kid one thing I loved to do was read, one of my favs was Misty of Chincoteague, The Wizard of Oz, FYI, there were 14 different Oz books, my mom found a series of books with the character Honey Bunch Morton, she was a child that went on all kinds of adventures, Where the Wild Things Are was another series.

I also loved catcher in the rye and Catch 22, I have a long list but those are some of my favorites, and who didn't love reading comic books too. I was enamored with reading that I would do the flashlight under the blankets trick and stay up and read

Another thing was I would spend hours at the library it was one of my favorite happy places.

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The library now is so much more than books, computers, WIFI, DVDs and more.

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library is celebrating National Library Card Sign-up Month in September with a series of special events. A variety of discounts are available to patrons who show their Berkshire Athenaeum library cards at businesses downtown.

You can get a brochure explaining these offers that will be available at
Athenaeum service desks.

Those who register or renew a library card can enter a raffle to win a Kindle Fire HD 10 is being provided by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Entries are accepted at the library’s Circulation Desk and Children’s Desk.

The Athenaeum is open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, please call at 413-499-9480, Ext. 202 during regular library hours; email info@pittsfieldlibrary.org; or visit www.pittsfieldlibrary.org.

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