No 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!
Pumpkin Patch Storytimes!
Outdoor storytime that will take place at the pumpkin patch next door at the Main St. Congregational Church. Join
Amy for a fall storytime with lots of fun stories, a rhyme, perhaps a song! Great for ages 2 – 5 years old.
Afterwards, pick up a craft bag to take home at the end and explore the pumpkins! You can also head over to the
Library after to check out some spooky or fun stories!
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as we want to keep families safe and so that everyone can see! These two storytimes will be different!
VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid for Parents and Teachers
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
Common signs and symptoms of mental illness in this age group, including » Anxiety » Depression » Eating disorders » Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) • Common signs and symptoms of substance use • How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis • How to connect the person with help • New: Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care and the impact of social media and bullying
This program is presented by Shannon Lee at Walker Cares virtually and is open to any parent or teacher. Teachers can get a certificate of attendance for their portfolio.
Registration is required to get the Zoom link! REGISTER HERE
Co-sponsored by the Amesbury SEPAC
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!
COMING THIS FALL:
TAKE HOME PROGRAM KITS
STORYTIME TAKE OUT!
OUR PROGRAM IS FULL FOR THIS SESSION!
PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST AND WE CONTACT YOU FOR THE NEXT
Pick up will be weekly from September 27th – November 6th
What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. In it will be books, an activity, and a science experiment or craft to explore! You get to keep all the items and only need to return the books (they are out for three weeks and automatically renew) Our theme is a rainbow of colors in celebration of the changing colors of the leaves!
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 and we are happy to hold weeks over the summer if you are away!)
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. This is a great way to have an interactive experience with your child at home since kids at this age do learn more and better with in person interactions.
WEEKLY REGISTRATION REQUIRED
You pick and choose when you want to get a kit!
Fall registration coming soon for September 27 – December 20th
This program is intended for grades 1st – 4th REGISTER BELOW
What it is: A weekly kit which will include an activity, instructions for easy science experiments or nature activity, and a set of books from the collection at your child’s reading level or for you to read aloud. You keep all items, except for returning the books! We will also be putting a nature journal in the first bag you get so that kids can use that throughout the summer.
How to do it: Register! Once you have registered we’ll send you survey to get your child’s interests and reading level so we can pick the best books for them! You can pick up anytime during a week! (We will save kits for one week after in case you can’t make it and we are happy to hold weeks over the summer if you are away!)
Why do it: It’s a great activity to do at home and a lot of them with be outdoors so it will get kids exploring! It is also a wonderful way to discover new books and learn so new facts!
Click on the dates you which to register for
(PLEASE NOTE: If you are registering on the date or a day before there might be a delay in getting the kit together so we will contact you when it is ready):
For questions about programming contact
Clare Dombrowski (Children’s Librarian) at email@example.com
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!