Sen. Jo Comerford to tour area libraries

  • JO COMERFORD

Staff Writer
Published: 10/16/2019 12:05:28 AM

 In celebration of the role libraries play in democracy, state Sen. Jo Comerford is visiting public libraries throughout her district from now until May.

The People’s Office Library Tour, which will run from Saturday, Oct. 19 through May 2, will include public libraries in Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester counties.

“These gatherings in the heart of communities will bring the work of the Massachusetts Legislature and Senate to local communities in the name of accessibility, transparency and accountability,” said Comerford, D-Northampton.

“We’re celebrating the central role that libraries play as democracy engines,” said Elena Cohen, Comerford’s district director. “This tour will ensure that constituents learn more about the work Sen. Comerford is doing in the Legislature, as well as ask questions, share ideas and join in on the conversation about issues affecting our communities.”

Comerford said she believes libraries are not only extremely important to their communities as gathering spaces, but to democracy, because they are open to everyone, are spaces people and cities and towns rely on for information, and there is free access to them.

People’s Office LibraryTour stops:

■Carnegie Public Library in Montague on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon.

■M.N. Spear Memorial Library in Shutesbury on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 3 p.m.

■Leverett Public Library in Leverett on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

■Griswold Memorial Library in Colrain on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

■Cushman Library in Bernardston on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

■Slate Memorial Library in Gill on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 2 p.m.

■Phinehas S. Newton Library in Royalston on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. 

■Warwick Free Public Library in Warwick on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to noon.

■Wheeler Memorial Library in Orange on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

■Dickinson Memorial Library in Northfield on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to noon.

■Robertson Memorial Library in Leyden on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m.

■Wendell Free Public Library in Wendell on Sunday, March 1, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

■Erving Public Library in Erving on Sunday, March 1, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Pelham Free Public Library on Saturday, March 14, from noon to 1 p.m. 

Forbes Library in Northampton on Saturday, March 14, 2 to 3 p.m. 

■Whately Public Library (S. White Dickinson Memorial Library) in Whately on Saturday, March 21, from noon to 1 p.m.

■Sunderland Public Library in Sunderland on Saturday, March 21, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Hatfield Public Library in Hatfield on Saturday, March 28, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

■Greenfield Public Library in Greenfield on Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 2 p.m.

■Tilton Library in South Deerfield on Saturday, March 28, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

■South Hadley Public Library in South Hadley on Saturday, April 4 from noon to 1 p.m. 

■Jones Library in Amherst on Saturday, April 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. 

■Goodwin Memorial Library on Saturday, May 2 from 2 to 3 p.m. 

■New Salem Public Library in New Salem on Saturday, May 2, from noon to 1 p.m.​​​​​




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