We support our mission of fulfilling the cultural, social, and recreational needs of the community by developing and presenting programs that provide additional opportunities for information, learning, and entertainment. Programming is an integral component of library services that expands the library’s role as a community resource, introducing the public to library resources.
How to enter Summer Reading:
- You can register for summer reading beginning June 10. You can register at : https://amesburylibrary.beanstack.org or stop by the reference desk for us to register you.
- There is an app called Beanstack that you can download for free on a smartphone or tablet that you can use to log your reading. (IOS App HERE or Android App HERE)
- For each book you read, log it on the website or app. If you prefer tracking your reading with paper, you can give the title(s) & author(s) to the reference desk. Each book you read will enter you into the weekly and grand prize drawings.
- There will be TWO grand prize drawings! One will be at the half-way point on July 12 and the other on will be on August 9.
- Weekly prizes will be drawn on Friday’s. (*Please note: We reserve the right to reschedule drawing dates if needed.)
- You must be 18 or older to participate in the ADULT summer reading. If you are in grades K-6, please see the Children’s Summer Reading HERE. If you are in grades 7-12, please see the Teen Summer Reading HERE.
- Books can be read in any format (e-book, hardcover, paperback, audiobook).
- Participants do not have to read library books.
- The more you read, the more chances you have in the drawings.
- Have fun!
The Summer Reading Program is also supported by, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Schedule of Programs:
All titles are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.
August 14 – Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
September 11 – Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
October 9 – Piece of the World by Christina Baker-Kline
November 13 – Killers of the Flower Moon: Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann [Non-Fiction]
December 11 – News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Library hosts a Writers’ Group on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:45 pm. It is an open group made up of writers who are currently working on projects. The purpose of each meeting is to read and critique each others’ writing projects. Each member is to be actively and regularly engaged in submitting their own work in-progress for review, reading the submissions of other members of the group, and attending meetings. Writers in all genres are welcome to attend. An individual must attend two consecutive meetings to have their work critiqued. This group is run and facilitated by volunteers.
August 7 | September 4 | October 2 | November 6 | December 4
Community of Stitchers
Do you have a sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crotchet or other craft project you are working on? Bring it to a meeting of our new Community of Stitchers where you can work on your project, get advice from your fellow creators, and show off your work! Our local stitching enthusiast and advanced knitter, Sarah Chapman, will be on hand at each meeting to help attendees with their projects. All experience levels are welcome and registration is not required. We meet once a month on Wednesday nights 7-8 pm. Come enjoy a creative evening with us!
Sept 25 | Oct 23 | Nov 20 | Dec 4