Youth Services

Welcome to the Youth Services department! The Children’s and the Young Adult areas that comprise the Youth Services Department are both located on the second floor. The Youth Services collection features books, magazines, comic books, graphic novels, manga, reference materials, puppets, puzzles, audio books, flashcards, launchpads, robots, sewing machines, electronics kits & other tech toys. There are Internet computers/word processing workstations, a scanner, and a Cricut machine available for use, in addition to computer catalogs. Upcoming Youth Events are listed in the calendar. The Youth Services Department is staffed by July Siebecker, Children’s/Youth Services Librarian and Kristin Santos, Youth Room Assistant. You can reach the Youth Room by phone at 413-583-3408 ext. 3.

Children's Calendar                                               Young Adult Calendar


Youth Online Resources

Children's Databases:


With 134 interactive nonfiction ebooks at the K-2 level, 498 for grade K-5 and 384 for grades 3-8

AV2 fiction titles for grades K-6. The program features celebrated children’s titles, read aloud by professional narrators, showcasing timeless tales of mystery, suspense, adventure

1,210 audio eBooks—110 titles in 11 languages

Beginning readers can get the full benefit of optic read-alongs with the 170 digital titles available through EyeDiscover. Each title is read aloud by a professional narrator, allowing beginning readers to listen at their own pace.



Teen Services

Young Adult Events

Databases for Teens

  • This resource offers articles, background information, and primary sources on a wide spectrum of controversial subjects.

Children's Rules for Online Safety:

  1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.
  2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.

  3. I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet’ online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father with me.

  4. I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.

  5. I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the service provider.

  6. I will talk to my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide on the appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.

  7. I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.

  8. I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

July Siebecker, Children's/Youth Services Librarian

Kristin Santos, Children/Youth Services Assistant