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!
KIDS’ WINTER READING
WHERE: Virtual (but lots of activities not on the screen)
WHEN: January 15th – March 15th
WHO: Anyone 2yrs – 12yrs old
WHAT: A program where you can earn online badges by doing activities or keeping track of the number of minutes you read (being read to and audiobooks count for minutes!) Each week two new activity badges will appear so keep checking! Look also for bonus preschool badges if you have a little one!
WHAT’S THE REWARD? Learning and exploring through doing and read…AND if you earn 5 badges you get an Amesbury Library mug and an Ovedia hot chocolate to make!
HOW: REGISTER HERE or through the Beanstack app
NOTE: If you have done a program such as summer reading with us before, it’s the same account! Just register for the winter reading program!
Check out virtual programming and make and takes below!
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!
10am – 3pm
MAKE A GNOME
This is a great project for all ages! This simple kit contains enough to make two gnomes which you can either hang or use the magnet provided to stick on somewhere!
VIRTUAL MULTIGENERATIONAL ART:
Card and Mobile Making
STORYTIME TAKE OUT!
NEXT SIX WEEK SESSIONS:
JANUARY 11th – FEBRUARY 16th REGISTER HERE!!
March 1st – April 7th (Registration Start February 22nd)
YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION INDIVIDUALLY.
WE WILL NOT CARRY OVER REGISTRANTS AUTOMATICALLY
What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have. You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.
How it works: You can then pick it up each week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. 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.
Virtual Discussion about Homeschooling!
AHEM will host a Nuts and Bolts workshop for us!
February 4th at 6:30pm (REGISTER)
This workshop will cover Massachusetts homeschool guidelines; the history of homeschooling in MA; writing your education plan; choosing a form of evaluation; and local homeschool policies. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. This is a great program if you’re thinking about homeschooling, are just starting, or have been homeschooling and have questions about guidelines and more!
Join several veteran homeschoolers as they talk about their experience with homeschooling with varying ages. This Zoom event will allow for questions and answers, give you some knowledge of the homeschooling community in our area, and give you some resources to use. This program is intended for those who are homeschooling on their own or are planning to, but everyone is welcome to join! 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 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!