THESE PROGRAM WILL ROCK THIS SUMMER
All programs are FREE and open to everyone, although age restrictions apply!
SOME PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION
For more information or registration, just click on the links below or call the Children’s Room at 978-388-8148 x4 or contact the Children’s Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPENS UP JUNE 11th
FRIDAYS, JUNE 29th – AUGUST 18th 9:45am
Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime
Come in out of the heat for a fun interactive storytime for babies 0-23 months and their parents/caregivers. Regsitration is not required, but space can be limited! This is a great activity to start your child out on a literacy path and a fun way to meet other babies!
MONDAYS: JUNE 25th – AUGUST 13th
Drop-in 9:30am – 8pm (as supplies last)
All ages are welcome to this fun, creative day! No registration required just come on up to the Children’s Room!
June 25th: Scratch CDs
July 2nd: Tube speakers and radios
July 9th: Banging Instruments
July 16th: Rain Sticks
July 23rd: Blowing Instruments
July 30th: Shadow Boxes
August 6th: Rock Art! (with rocks and paint!)
August 13th: Musical Phones
Wednesday, June 27th at 6:30pm with Nicole
Monday, July 9th at 6:30pm with Amy
Tuesday, July 31st at 6:30pm with Clare
Bring the whole family for a fun, music focused storytime. Each time we’ll sing some songs, read stories, guess some sounds, and be done in time for bed (perhaps ending with a lullaby)!
THURSDAY, JULY 5th at 6:30pm
This family program will have you looking at vegetables in a whole new way….as musical instruments! Come watch a short video
of The Vegetable Orchestra and then try to make some crazy and beautiful sounds yourself. We’ll try to play together and see what we come up with at the end! A fun family evening recommended for ages 5 and up as there are power tools! Registration is required per family.
Thanks to Heron Pond Farm for donations!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm
NATURE SENSORY PLAYGROUND
Come enjoy some social sensory play! 0 – 36 months and their caregivers can enjoy an outdoor playtime with sensory bottles, toys, instruments, and lots of nature. Just drop-by anytime between 2 – 3pm.
THURSDAY, JULY 12th at 3:30pm
SILVER MINING AND FORGING IN AMESBURY: A TOUR
Adult and families with kids aged 6 and up will enjoy this look into the history of our town. Learn about the silver mine that used to function in Amesbury and then walk down to the Old Newbury Crafters (who have been here for over 100 years!) and see the process of silver making from start to finish. Please REGISTER as this tour size is limited.
FRIDAY, JULY 13 at 10:30am -11:30am
EXPLORATION TIME WITH COMMUNITY ACTION
Join Community Action of Haverhill for a fun time for 0 – 8 years old. Games, activities, crafts, and hands-on, interactive fun will focus on the oceans this month! No registration required. Just drop-in any time between 10:30 – 11:30am.
TUESDAY, JULY 17th at 10:30am
WHALES FROM SEACOAST SCIENCE CENTER
Join Seacoast Science Center to learn all about whales and their songs! Ages 4 and up are welcome to this science program. There won’t be a real whale, but there will be lots of interaction and facts to learn. Please REGISTER as this program space is limited.
THURSDAY, JULY 19th Two Sessions: 1:00pm OR 2:30pm
Come create a kindness rock and then leave it at the library or take it with you to leave around town or at your house. These rocks spread colorful joy out into the community! This is an intergenerational activity so adults are welcome to sign-up as well! All supplies will be provided. Please REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION! 1:00pm or 2:30pm
Learn more about the Kindness Rock project.
TUESDAY, JULY 24th
DRUM AROUND THE WORLD with Zach Field
K – 2nd Grade at 10:30am
3rd – 4th Grade at 11:15am
Join Zach Field as he shows different drums and has everyone creating beats of their own. A not to be missed musical experience. Space is very limited so please REGISTER. Drums are provided. For more information: Zach Field Drum Studio
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th at 6:30pm
BAD ART!: A Family Program
Have you heard of the Bad Art Museum? We’re going to try to rival that with some bad art created by you and your family. You can work together or by yourselves to create hideous masterpiece. We’ll than have an art show! All kinds of art supplies will be available for use. Bring any member of your family or friends and any ages! Fun will be had by all! Please REGISTER so we know how many bad seats to prepare for!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2nd at 7pm
DIDGERIDOO DOWN UNDER
DDU is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is much more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun – perfect for kids and families! All ages welcome to this after-hours program at the Library
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7th at 6pm – 8pm
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Join the Amesbury Police Department and the Amesbury Public Library as they celebrate the 35th Annual National Night Out at the Amesbury High School. Vehicles of all sorts including fire trucks, police cars, race cars, and more will be on display, games can be played, balloons, face painting, and free food! A great family night rain or shine!
Location: Amesbury High School
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th at 10:30am – 11:30am
EXPLORATION TIME WITH COMMUNITY ACTION
Join Community Action of Haverhill for a fun time for 0 – 8 years old. Games, activities, crafts, and hands-on, interactive fun will be all about I Spy this month! No registration required. Just drop-in any time between 10:30 – 11:30am.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th at 6:30pm
SUMMER CELEBRATION WITH CREATURE TEACHERS
Celebrate summer and our summer program with ice cream, games, and an awesome performance by CREATURE TEACHERS! There will be LIVE animals that make all kinds of music. This event is great for the whole family and includes free ice cream. Funding for this fun program provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Library!
EDIT: THIS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER (68 ELM ST) DUE TO WEATHER!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th at 10am
GREEN ART: Musical Mobiles
This intergenerational program is for grades 3 to adult! Forage through vintage kitchen gadgets, mis-cut keys, metal scraps, and more! Then, learn how to construct a whimsical kinetic sound sculpture for a special place inside or outside your home. In collaboration with the Council on Aging, this program is a great place to bring a grandparent, aunt, grandchild, or anyone! Space is limited so please REGISTER. Thank you to the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library and the Friends of the Council on Aging.
Location: Amesbury Community Senior Center
These programs are sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Friends of the Amesbury Library, Musuem of Science, Amesbury Youth Funding, and local businesses.