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Library / Library Trustees
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Library Director
Assistant Library Director- Operations
Assistant Library Director- Community Outreach
Library Trustees Chair
Address:
Mason: 231 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Ramsdell: 1087 Main Street, Housatonic, MA 01236
Mason Phone:
413-528-2403
Mason Fax:
413-528-1720
Ramsdell Phone:
413-274-3738
Hours:
MASON:
Monday - Friday 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

RAMSDELL:
Closed on Monday
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Top L to R: Adam Gudeon, Kathleen Plungis, Lauren Clark. Bottom L to R: Patrick Hollenbeck, Ed Abrahams, Hilda Banks.
Top L to R: Adam Gudeon, Kathleen Plungis, Lauren Clark. Bottom L to R: Patrick Hollenbeck, Ed Abrahams, Hilda Banks.
 
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Library Trustees
Name
Term Expires
Kathleen Plungis
2018
Lauren Clark
2019
Dana Coleman
2019
Hilda Banks Shapiro
2017
Adam Gudeon
2017
G. Patrick Hollenbeck
2018
Mason in Great Barrington and Ramsdell in Housatonic comprise The Great Barrington Libraries, a municipal department overseen by the Town Manager.There is a six person elected Board of Trustees which is responsible for plans, policies and priorities.There is also a Friends of the GB Libraries group which is non-profit and raises money through the sale of donated books.

The libraries are funded by the taxes of the people of Great Barrington and strive to provide a variety of current educational and cultural materials as well as welcoming spaces for quiet study, programs, and public meetings.Volunteers are very important to the libraries; individuals are encouraged to apply for training.