Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum has been selected to participate in a national school readiness project. 

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum has been chosen to participate in a national project to improve school readiness. 

The Building a National Network of Museums and Libraries for School Readiness project advances state work on behalf of children, families and communities, according to a news release from the Berkshire Museum. The effort is part of an agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded to Boston Children’s Museum to expand its existing school readiness.

"Together with participating museums and libraries, Boston Children’s Museum has launched new grassroots museum and library networks in Iowa, Mississippi, and New Mexico; and will develop methods for network sustainability within and among states ..." the release said. 

"Boston Children’s Museum will work with the Berkshire Museum through site visits, conference calls, webinars and an annual leadership institute to bring states together to learn from and share with each other. Individual institutions will strengthen their knowledge and skills for reaching out to and serving families, including low-income and hard-to-reach families."

Jimmy Nesbitt can be reached at or 413-496-6243.