ALL LIBRARY PROGRAMS ARE FREE
(REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR SOME)
STITCH A BIT!
Once a month on Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm
November 13th, December 11th
Join us for a drop-in fiber time! Bring a project your working on, come and use our supplies to learn to knit, needle felt, or crochet! This program is for all ages so some come and learn or come and teach! Parents and kids come together!
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
November 27 at 11:30am REGISTER
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!
November 9th 1pm – 2pm
December 14th 10:30am – 11:30am
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
PIZZA PICKS for 5th & 6th Graders!
November 19th at 5:30pm: Animal Books REGISTER
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!
November 14th 10:30 – 11:30am
Join Melanie from Community Action to create some awesome music. Play, experiment, and have fun! This program is open to families with kids aged 0 – 8 years old and is a drop-in!
RIBBON WREATH MAKING: TWEENS AND PARENTS
November 28th 6 – 7:30pm
A great parent/child workshop. Create a wreath for the holidays, for the fall, or just for fun to hang on a bedroom door! Parents and kids can build one together or make their own. Please register the number of wreaths that will be created. You don’t have to come right at 6pm…and leave whenever you are done! A super-fun family time!
HOLIDAY CARD MAKING FOR MEALS ON WHEELS
November 26th – December 14th
Stop by any time the library is open and visit the Children’s Room to make holiday cards (or just a colorful hello card) for the local recipients of Meals on Wheels! We’ll have supplies and everything you’ll need or bring your own creation to drop in our box!
UNNI THE KINDNESS ELF
December 1st – December 31st
Come find our kindness elf around the library (she can be on any of three floors) and see what antics she gets into this year! She’ll have a basket of kindness acts to do so pick on each time you come in and spread some kind acts this December! She might also have treats for you occasionally!
FAMILY LANTERN MAKING PROGRAM
December 17th at 3:30pm
Join the residents of Heritage Towers Senior Housing for a festive lantern making program. Create collage lantern with jars and recycled papers that will be lit by a tea light. A great way to spread holiday cheer, hear some stories from a multigenerational group, and perhaps sing some songs. Please REGISTER so we know how many supplies to prepare.
LOCATION: Heritage Towers 180 Main St. Please park on the street or at the Library and walk over. Enter through the front doors.
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!