The smallest library in Easthampton began its first day with a 27-book selection; Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees was there, plus Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, and The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss.
Library builder Bruce Simonds of Easthampton put a finishing touch on the floor, then closed the door and stepped back. To one side, bicyclists looked over their shoulders as they passed on the Manhan Rail Trail. To the other, bees buzzed around a small garden.
“This is very, very wonderful, Bruce,” said Gina Tirrell, administrative assistant to the CFO at The Williston Northampton School. “I think it’s the perfect location for it.”