ALL LIBRARY PROGRAMS ARE FREE
(REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR SOME)
New ages! 0 – 23 months!
September 10th – December 3rd
Mondays at 11am (except holidays)
Babies and toddlers explore the world with all of their senses! This sensory play time builds all kinds of brain development and also gives an opportunity for social interaction for kids and adults! Drop-in any time between 11am – noon for color sorting, musical instruments, sensory bottles, and so much more!
PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: ABC STEAM!
September 18 – December 6th
Two Year olds with Clare: Tuesdays at 10am
Three to Five Year olds with Amy: Thursdays at 10am
Come for a lively storytime! We’ll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) This program is drop-in and please bring children to their appropriate age group.
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
This program is welcoming to anyone ages 3 & up, particularly those on the autism spectrum, those with sensory processing disorders, or any child who just needs to move and interact. During this ½ storytime, Clare will read interactive stories, sing songs, use apps or felt boards, and have everyone follow along on their own schedule board. No registration is required. Bring the whole family! Wear your pajamas if you’d like!
Bring the whole family to play and build! Try a challenge or just build from your imagination! We have bins of blocks, big and small! Display your creation in the Children’s Room for two weeks if you’d like!
CREATIVE MOVEMENT WITH JULIE
September 25 at 11:30am (REGISTER)
October 23 at 11:30am
November 27 at 11:30am
December 11 at 11:30am
3 to 5 year olds come and get some wiggles out and learn how move your body! Jump over imaginary puddles, stomp like dinosaurs, drive sports cars! Julie leads this fun and free workshop. Please only bring children 3 to 5 years old as we don’t want those younger to get hurt! Registration is required for this popular event!
October 12th at 10:30am: Fall Harvest
Join Community Action of Haverhill for a fun, interactive, hands-on exploration time for ages 0 – 8 years old. Create, play, and build! There is no registration required for this program
September 24th at 5:30pm: Favorite Summer Read (REGISTER)
October 26th at 5:30pm: Mystery/Thriller
November 19th at 5:30pm: Animal Books
5th and 6th graders can come for some lively discussion and pizza! Bring a book to discuss and talk about and be ready to share some of your favorite readings. Each month will revolve around a theme so come with a book to recommend on that theme or see what others have been reading! Please register so that we know how much pizza to bring! Thank you Flatbread for the donation!
Families join Amy in the Pumpkin Patch next to the library at the Main Street Congregational Church for a fun outdoor storytime focused on these orange fall fruits! Everyone is welcome to this storytime of stories, songs, and actions and then to come to the library next door for a pumpkin craft! Rain we’ll be inside the Library!
Come for some silly (and not too spooky) stories of the season. Aimed at ages 2 – 6 years old, but great fun for the whole family! When we’ve finished the stories, songs, and activities with Clare, it’s time to decorate homemade ginger pumpkin cookies! Wear your costume if you’d like! No registration required!
ALL DAY FALL CRAFTS!
School’s out so come up to the Children’s Room to create! We’ll have our annual bean collage making as well as other fall crafts to keep you busy (pick out some audiobooks, movies, or books while you’re here!)
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!