No in-person/in-building programs will be held until further notice!
Make sure to follow the kids room in the Amesbury Public Library Kids’ Room Facebook Group to get great resources and special announcements!
ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST!!
for K – 5th grade!
This year’s contest will be virtual but will still have judges, a community area for poems to be read, and a number of ways to submit your poems!
MORE INFO HERE
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!
APRIL 29th 10am – 4pm
POEM IN MY POCKET PROJECT
Celebrate Poem in my pocket day by illustrating a mini poem book! In each kit you’ll find a blank “book,” a poem, and some supplies! You can copy the poem onto the pages of the book and illustrate each part of the poem! Great for ages 7 and up but can also be a family project as well!
APRIL 26th – May 31st
Theme: THE GREAT OUTDOORS
WE WILL NOT CARRY OVER REGISTRANTS AUTOMATICALLY
What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. In it will be books, an outdoor activity, and a science experiment to explore the world! Depending on the week, we also might have a rainy day activity theme as well! You get to keep all the items and only need to return the books (they are out for three weeks and automatically renew)
How it works: You can then pick it up any time during the week starting on Monday at 9:30am – through Saturday 5pm. (We will save kits for one week after in case you can’t make it) You can come in for indoor pick-up or 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.
April 20th 10am – 4pm: Butterfly Bag Make and Take!
Come by the front of the library to get some activities to do all week! Create butterflies (there will be various levels of difficulty), plant butterfly paper, identify and draw some local butterflies! Everyone is welcome to take one!
April 21st: 6 – 7:30p: Stitch a Bit: Make a Butterfly or Moth
Register to reserve a kit to pick up at the Library the week prior! Then hop on the Zoom meeting with Sarah Chapman to get instructions and see what everyone else is creating! This is a fun, creative program that will have you flying at the results! Please register each person who needs a kit! We recommend this program for ages 7 and up.
Virtual Discussion about Homeschooling!
NEXT EVENT: Is being planned for May!
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!