No in-person/in-building programs will be held until further notice!
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KIDS’ WINTER READING
WHERE: Virtual (but lots of activities not on the screen)
WHEN: January 15th – March 15th
WHO: Anyone 2yrs – 12yrs old
WHAT: A program where you can earn online badges by doing activities or keeping track of the number of minutes you read (being read to and audiobooks count for minutes!) Each week two new activity badges will appear so keep checking! Look also for bonus preschool badges if you have a little one!
WHAT’S THE REWARD? Learning and exploring through doing and read…AND if you earn 5 badges you get an Amesbury Library mug and an Ovedia hot chocolate to make!
HOW: REGISTER HERE or through the Beanstack app
NOTE: If you have done a program such as summer reading with us before, it’s the same account! Just register for the winter reading program!
Print out this reading HOT CHOCOLATE READING CHALLENGE to give your kids some inspiration and motivation to read!
Check out virtual programming and make and takes below!
MAKE AND TAKES:
Our Make and Takes are first come, first serve and while supplies last. They are contactless pick-up at the front of the Library and we ask that you take only one kit per child. They are weather dependent so the weather is questionable check out calendar, social media, or call the library for possible date changes!
March 3rd 10am – 4pm
NO-SEW FLEECE PILLOWS
Create a small tied pillow and then decorate it!
March 19th 10am – 4pm
SPRING PUPPET SHOW
Aimed at 2 – 6 year olds, this Make and Take has you coloring animals and creating a story about how they wake up in the Spring!
STORYTIME TAKE OUT!
NEXT SIX WEEK SESSION:
March 1st – April 10th
WE WILL NOT CARRY OVER REGISTRANTS AUTOMATICALLY
What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have. You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.
How it works: You can then pick it up each week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!
Why do it?: First of all, it’s fun! Also, we give you everything you will need to do this. You can do it on your own time and at your own pace. Since we cannot see you in person, the next best thing is the have an interactive experience with your child at home since kids at this age do learn more and better with in person interactions.
SHERYL FAYE PRESENTS…
VIRTUALLY ON MARCH 12th
starting at 6:30pm (with availability until 8pm)
This virtual program will take you into the life of one of the most interesting first ladies as Sheryl Faye re-enacts moments from her life in her one woman show. This is great for families, school-aged kids and adults!
This theatrical presentation is 45 minutes long, but you can log-in with the link anytime that evening between 6:30 – 8pm.
REGISTER TO RECIEVE THE LINK THE MORNING OF THE SHOW.
This program is made possible with funding from the Charles E Larner Family Foundation.
Virtual Discussion about Homeschooling!
NEXT EVENT: APRIL 1st at 7pm (VIRTUAL)
Join us for a discussion about special education and homeschooling. Dr. Lynn Catarius, Director of Student Services and Special Education will discuss options available to homeschoolers and homeschoolers using services can also answer questions!
Please register as you will be sent the Zoom meeting login prior to the meeting.
For questions about programming contact
Clare Dombrowski (Children’s Librarian) at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information concerning access to Programs, please contact the Assistant Library Director at 978-388-8148 or by mail at Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main St., Amesbury, MA 01913. While the Library seeks to provide reasonable accommodation upon request for access to routine Library programs and resources, it is preferable that requests for accommodation with regard to scheduled events be made at least one week prior to the event to allow the Library sufficient time to make alternate arrangements for the event.
Funding for programming and supplies is provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Library, local businesses, donations from the community, and the donation of presenters of their time. Thank you to them all!