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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 - Wednesday 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

RAMSDELL:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1 PM -5 PM
Wednesday 1 PM -8 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 1 PM -6 PM
Saturday 10 AM-3 PM
Sunday 1 PM- 4 PM
Wednesday 12:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Top L to R:  Kathleen Plungis, Lauren Clark. Bottom L to R: Patrick Hollenbeck, Ed Abrahams, Hilda Banks.
Top L to R: Kathleen Plungis, Lauren Clark. Bottom L to R: Patrick Hollenbeck, Ed Abrahams, Hilda Banks.
 
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Library Trustees Bylaws
 
 
Library Trustees
Name
Term Expires
Kathleen Plungis
2018
Lauren Clark
2019
Dana Coleman
2019
G. Patrick Hollenbeck
2018
Hilda Shapiro
2020
Susan Beacco
2020
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.