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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month and to celebrate, local businesses will be offering special discounts and giveaways exclusive to library card holders. The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, has joined forces with Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. to coordinate these deals in downtown businesses for the month of September 2019. We have listed participating venues and offers below. Simply show your library card to receive the offer.


In addition to getting these great deals, September is also about appreciating all that your local library has to offer. With your library card comes access to our Berkshire Athenaeum’s large collection of books, DVDs, blu-rays, and CDs for children, young adults, and adults, as well as the ability to borrow from other regional libraries. Our local library also offers access to eBooks and magazines; digital audiobooks; online databases; genealogy resources; 3D Printing; free, high-speed wireless internet; and public computers for internet searching, online research, word processing, and other functions. Use your library card to secure museum passes which provide free or reduced general admission to local museums and enjoy the Athenaeum’s summer reading program for both children and adults. You can even borrow from the Athenaeum’s Library of Things to check out a variety of items that you may need or want to use only once. Check out a telescope, a green screen, a power drill, ukulele, gardening tools, tents, WiFi hotspots, and Kindles; you can even check out a karaoke machine with your library card! Library card holders can also access Kanopy—the popular on-demand film streaming service—and stream free films instantly! Our local library is constantly hosting events for children and adults such as Lego club, concerts, lectures, and much much more; visit their website for a full event listing.


If you don’t have a library card, you can stop by the Athenaeum during normal business hours with a photo ID and proof of your current address to sign up for your free card.


Stop by these businesses with your library card during the month of September for the following deals. (Deals are subject to change and are at the discretion of the following businesses.):


Berkshire Fitness & Wellness Center 1/2 price walk-in fee and 10% off memberships, first class is free
Berkshire General Store 15% off lunch
Berkshire Museum 25% off regular Museum admission during September with a library card
Berkshire Paint & Sip $5 off when you call directly to make a reservation
Dory & Ginger 15% off
Dottie’s Coffee Lounge Buy one, get one free dessert on Dottie’s Dessert Night (Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 6-9 pm)
Eat on North 15% off breakfast and lunch – food only
Flavours of Malaysia Free dessert with meal
Garden Blossoms Florist 10% off
The Hair Studio 10% off spa services
Hancock Shaker Village $2 off adult admission and $1 off youth admission. (Youth is ages 13-17. Children 12 and under are always free.)
Hot Harry’s, North Street Pick up BOGO coupons at the Berkshire Athenaeum as supplies last
Hotel on North 25% off mid-week room rate for stays in September
Marketplace Café 10% off dinner after 4 pm
Methuselah Bar and Lounge 15% off food
Mission Restaurant Free dessert with meal purchase
Patrick’s Pub 15% off food
Radiance Yoga 10% off class packs and massage
Rainbow Restaurant 10% off food
RJ Stohr Diamonds & Fine Jewelry Free watch battery installed
Steven Valenti’s Clothing 20% off any single non-sale item
That’s a Wrap 10% off
The Outlet @ Pine Cone Hill 25% off any one item
Township Four 10% off purchases – in store only
The Funky Phoenix Creative Recycling Open Studio Workshops for $20 on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 2 to 4 pm. (Half of the fee goes to the Berkshire Athenaeum)




Kimberly Gritman, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. Marketing Coordinator