The Bushnell-‐Sage Library is dedicated to informing, educating, and culturally enriching the residents of Sheffield, MA. To that end the library provides a comprehensive collection of books, e-books, magazines, DVDs, audio and e-audio materials. Computers, Internet access and Wifi are available. Programming and activities are designed for all age groups. First and foremost the library aims to be responsive to the needs of the community which it serves.
Town voters elect the three-member Board of Library Trustees, whose authority is derived from Chapter 78, Secions 10 and 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The board appoints the library director and delegates the responsibility for library management, collection development, and the provision of library services to the director. The library director is an employee of the Town of Sheffield.
Library Building and Grounds
Set well back from Route 7 ( Main Street), the 10,000 square foot Bushnell-Sage Public Library is a cheerful and vibrant place, full of light and bustle. Comfortable seating areas are scattered throughout the building. The circulation desk, public-use computer terminals, new fiction and non-fiction books, DVD sections, large print, periodicals, and the delightful children’s wing are all located on the main floor. The remainder of the fiction and non-fiction collection and audio book collection are on the second floor, along with the Sheffield Room Historic Collection, group study room and individual quiet study. The basement houses a large meeting room, kitchen facilities and art studio. There is ample parking space in front of the building.
The library participates in the Sheffield Tree Project, whose mission is to involve the community in planting and caring for the diverse population of trees in Sheffield. Gardens with picnic tables right next to the Marketplace Cafe add beauty and convenience. There is a patio and gardens adjoining a 3.5 acre park in back of the library for endless possibilities in programming for all ages.