THESE PROGRAMS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD!
All programs are FREE and open to everyone. 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 email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPENS UP JUNE 10th
THURSDAYS, JUNE 27th – AUGUST 15 9:45am
MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE STORYTIME
Come in out of the heat for a fun interactive storytime for babies 0-23 months and their parents/caregivers. Registration 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!
Bring the whole family to the Amesbury Public Library for a fun evening storytime. Each time will be different! We’ll sing some songs, read stories, guess some sounds, tell some stories, and be done in time for bed!
OUT OF THIS WORLD CRAFTS!
June 22 – August 16
All day each day
Each week we’ll create something cool and fun for all ages at the Amesbury Public Library! Stop by any time for a special craft (while supplies last).
July 1st— July 6th : Bean Planets
Reconstruct a planet entirely out of colorful beans!
July 8th—July 13th : Planet Board Games
Create your own galactic game from the board up
July 15th—July 20th : Phases of the Moon in Clay & Cups
Discover what you get when you mix glow-in-the-dark paint with science!
July 22nd— July 27th : Puppet Week!
Use a multitude of materials to make your own one-of-a-kind puppets!
July 29th—August 3rd : DIY Pompom Aliens & CD Saucers
Turn your homemade pompom into an otherworldly creature, complete with its own spacecraft to ride!
August 12th—August 17th : Galaxy Sun Catchers and Magnets
Create swirling galaxies to hang in your home!
MONDAYS 11am – 12pm
JUNE 24th – August 12th
OUTDOOR SENSORY PLAYGROUND
Ages 0 – 23 months are welcome to this outdoor Sensory Playground. Enjoy exploring with all the senses! Sensory bottles, musical instruments, and touch items will be mixed with all kinds of natural items for a great social and exploration time! If the weather is bad, we’ll be inside the Library
June 26th – August 28th
WRITING CLUB FOR RISING 3rd – 5th Graders
Join high school senior Kaitlyn in exploring all different types of writing styles. Create illustrated stories. Learn about different ways to create characters and describe scenes. Attend one or attend them all! Each will be a different theme. At the end, all the stories created will be compiled online for attendees to see (if permission given)!
Registration required for each session:
June 26, July 3, July 10
July 17, July 24, July 31
August 7, August 14, August 21, August 28
FRIDAY, JUNE 21st at 6:30pm
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE: Science Magic!
Join an educator from the Boston Museum of Science for a science magic program! This program investigates the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks. You might learn how to snatch a tablecloth without disturbing the items on top, make a balloon fireproof, and use electromagnetism to defy gravity. For the grand finale, our educator demonstrates how science can make it safe to lie down on a real bed of nails. Great for ages 5 and up. No registration required. WEATHER PERMITTING, THIS PROGRAM WILL BE OUTSIDE SO PLEASE BRING BLANKETS OR CHAIRS!
Please note this is an after hours program and the library will not be open for regular services.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21 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 the Ocean! No registration required. Just drop-in any time between 10:30 – 11:30am.
STITCH A BIT
June 25 at 6pm: Make an embroidered patch (all ages)!
July 23 at 6pm: Project TBA
Come bring a fiber piece you’re working on to create and chat or come to learn a new things (we have supplies for sewing, knitting, needle felting…) or come make our project of the month! Experienced knitter and stitcher Sarah Chapman is here to help with questions as well! All ages are welcome from the newest creator to the experienced one!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 at 10:30am
MUSIC CREATIONS WITH MELANIE!
Melanie from Community Action brings musical fun for ages 0 – 5 years old and their caregivers! Come sing and play in this interactive program. No registration required!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 at 6:30pm
BLAST OFF FUN: Family Rocket Building
Come make (and try) different kinds of rockets. We’ll have instructions for bottle rockets, straw rockets, stomp rockets. Try your hand at those or create from the supplies we have! Families of any kind and all ages are encouraged to build together! We’ll end the night by constructing an edible rice crispy treat Mars! REGISTER HERE!
FRIDAY, JULY 12 at 10:30am
NEW ENGLAND REPTILE SHOW
Come meet some friendly reptiles! This LIVE animal show will allow you to learn and to touch some of these amazing creatures (some of them might even seem out of this world!) A great family show recommended for ages 4 and up! This show will take place outside unless extreme heat or rain is forecast! No registration required.
TUESDAY, JULY 16 at 10:30am
BLACKOUT GALAXY POETRY
Explore the world of words with black out poetry, cut word poetry, and other kinds of poetry that involves art and words! Paint galaxies on old books to see what poems come out! Ages 8 – 12 years old.
REGISTRATION is required.
THURSDAY, JULY 18th at 6:30pm
Sheryl Faye portrays SALLY RIDE
Join Sheryl Faye as she takes us into the life of Sally Ride, the first US woman astronaut. Sheryl portrays Sally by bringing her love of all things STEM and space to life and bringing an inspiring story to the audience for kids and families. This program is made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Amesbury Cultural Council.
TUESDAY, JULY 23 at 10:00am
DRIVE-IN STORYTIME: Space Shuttle Edition
Kids 2 – 6 years old and their caregivers can join us for cardboard box transformation fun! Turn a box into a shuttle or other space vehicle and then have a snack in it while we watch a recording of an astronaut in space reading a story! A fun “fly-in” event! Snacks provided. Our space, unfortunately, is not infinite so REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
THURSDAY, JULY 25 at 3:30pm
PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP
Create an out of this world creature! Ages 6 – 12 years old can glue, sew, and create on a flannel base. Clare will provide bases as well as the option to also make a sock puppet! Puppets are a great way to tell a story and let your imagine soar. REGISTRATION is required due to limited supplies.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th at 6:30pm
BAD ART! MARS EDITION: 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 at the Amesbury Public Library. We’ll be doing a space themed event by designing some rovers and space vehicles as well as other art! 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! Fun will be had by all! Please register so we know how many bad seats to prepare for! REGISTER HERE!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 6th 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
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13th at 6:30pm
SUMMER CELEBRATION WITH BENDING GRAVITY ENTERTAINMENT!
Celebrate summer and all the exploration that has gone on! Enjoy a free ice cream sundae made with Hodgie’s Ice Cream, play some games, and enjoy an amazing, gravity defying show with juggling, yo-yos, fire, and more! Bring the whole family for this annual tradition! Outside the Amesbury Public Library. In case of rain, inside location will be used.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 at 11:30am
STAR WARS WORKSHOP
May the force be with you to get a spot in this awesome program! There will be trivia, Star Wars items to look at and play with, games, and a galaxy of fun to be had. This event is for ages 5 and up so feel free to come as a family and dress the part! Registration is required and please register all people who will participate!
These programs are sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Friends of the Amesbury Library, Museum of Science, Amesbury Youth Funding, and local businesses.