The Amesbury Public Library supports its 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 and introduces patrons and non-users 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.
Design a Bookmark Contest:
Return your form to the Library by August 1.
All designs will be judged by our staff anonymously. The winning design will receive a fantastic prize and also be reproduced and printed for distribution at the Library.
Too Human Concert – June 26, 2019 at 6:30pm
Music duo Too Human will be returning to the Library to perform outside in front of the Library by the fountain! Roger and Ellen cover jazz standards from the American Songbook, but with a fresh interpretation that brings new life to those classic songs. If there is rain, program will be held inside.
This program is partially funded by a grant from
the Amesbury Cultural Council.
Join us for a talk about the 50th Anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11. This talk will be given by Catherine Sullivan a NASA Solar System Ambassador and an Education Associate at the Charles Hayden Planetarium. Please REGISTER in advance for this program as space is limited.
The Wednesday Book Group meets the second Wednesday night of the month from 7:00-8:00. All titles are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.
Wednesday, June 12 – History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Wednesday, July 10 – South of Broad by Pat Conroy
Wednesday, July 10 from 6:30 – 7:45pm
The Library will be hosting a new Writers’ Group on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:45 pm. It will be an open group of writers who are currently working on writing projects. The purpose of the group is to meet to read and critique the writings of each group member. Each member is to be actively and regularly engaged in submitting their own work in progress for review, regularly reading the submissions of other members of the group, and regularly meeting in person to discuss their writings and the writings of the other group members. Writers in all genres are welcome to attend. This group is open to anyone who would like to participate and an individual must attend two consecutive meetings of the group to have their work critiqued. This group will be run and facilitated by volunteers.