No in-building programs will be held until further notice!
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WINTER READING JANUARY 15 – MARCH 15
WHERE: ONLINE or ON PAPER at the Amesbury Public Library or your School Library.
WHEN: January 15th – March 15th
WHO: Any one preK – 4th Grade
WHAT: Earn badges online or complete them on your paper badge sheet. Do activities and read on the different topics presented in the program (audiobooks and reading together/aloud count!).
WHAT’S THE REWARD? Just exploring and reading…and you’ll get a FREE book if you complete six badges either online or on paper. If you register online, you’ll be entered into raffles for board games and puzzle books!
HOW: Register any time from the Public Library website OR on the Beanstack app (available for download free in app stores) OR visit your school library and pick up a paper badge sheet to complete!
We encourage our youngest patrons (0 – 5 years old) to sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!
ALSO STOP BY THE LIBRARY THE WEEK OF JANUARY 15th TO GET A REGISTRATION PACKET!
REGISTER AT https://amesburylibrary.beanstack.org/
Sensory Playground at Home!
January 18 – February 22
Create an at home sensory playground for your infant or young toddler (we recommend 0 – 23 months for this program). Get tips for easy things to do as well as supplies each week to make a sensory bottle, fabric cube or book, music makers, and more. You’ll as get a couple of board books from the collection to read at home. All you have to do is return the books and keep the rest! Register for this five week program!
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!
Also coming this Winter:
Fancy Snowflakes: Pick up January 27
Stay tuned for details on our project packets that you can register to pick up for the week! We’ll have an activity packet about the Northern Lights, Constellations, and Night Sky for February. Flowers will be the focus for April with perhaps an outdoor program, depending on weather!
TAKE HOME PROGRAM KITS
STORYTIME TAKE OUT!
REGISTER FOR OUR JANURY 24th – FEBRUARY 28th SESSION!
This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old
This session will focus on the senses!
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.
This program is intended for grades 1st – 4th REGISTER BELOW for upcoming weeks
Note: If you’d like to do this program for all weeks from January – April, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can register you for them all!
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 hold them for one extra week in case you need the time!)
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 and make sure you’ve filled out the preference form for you child so that we know what kinds of books and reading level they are: PREFERENCE FORM LINK
(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!