The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Forbes Library Expands Home Delivery

Forbes Library now offers pick up and delivery services of library materials to residents of Northampton, Leeds and Florence. Residents of any age with an underlying health condition or illness and anyone aged 65+ regardless of health status are eligible for this free service. Contactless deliveries are made within one week of request.

"We know how comforting people have found reading and viewing during this difficult time and we hope our new Pandemic Delivery Service makes access to library materials easier for people," said Lisa Downing, Forbes Library Director. In addition to delivery, library staff can also help pick out books and movies based on interest. Visit to fill out a delivery or pick up request form for delivery or call 413-587-1012 for more information.

The library building is open for limited hours and services for our Self Service Holds Pickup. You can also request items through our Curbside Service and don't forget about our robust digital collection and virtual programs!

Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 413-587-1016
Fax: 413-587-1015

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