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2 – 5 Year Old STEAM Storytime!
Thursdays at 10:30am
September 15 – as long as the weather lasts!
PLEASE NOTE: NO PROGRAM ON SEPTMEBER 29th
Join Ashley outdoors for a fun and interactive storytime. Books, songs, actions, and fun! Ends with exploration stations for kids and caregivers to explore! No registration required. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. Weather dependent so will be cancelled if rainy!
Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime
FALL SESSION: Sept 16th – November 4th
PLEASE NOTE: NO PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 30th
This program takes place outside and will be weather dependent
This program is in person is for our youngest patrons and their caregivers. It is a fast-paced program with lots of songs, rhymes, stories, puppets, and music! Lots of interactive fun with your little one! This is for kids aged 0-23 months old and their caregivers. It is a great way to introduce early literacy concepts!
This program is outdoors and will meet in the yard next to the Library. Bring a blanket to enjoy this program (the library has some if you don’t!) If the weather is yucky, we will cancel! No registration required
HOMESCHOOLER ART WORKSHOPS
Come learn about a different artist each workshop and create a piece in their style! A great way to learn different art techniques, learn about a new artist, and get creative. Registration is required as space is limited. Workshops are aimed at certain grade levels but anyone is welcome to attend.
BI-LINGUAL STORYTIME: SPANISH/ENGLISH
Tuesday, September 27th at 3:30pm
Please Note: The Library Building will be closed for carpeting at this time
Join Ashley for a bi-lingual storytime for all ages. Everyone is welcome no matter what language you speak! No registration is required and all ages are welcome!
Program is outside in the Library side yard and is weather dependent. Bring a blanket or chair to sit!
Dino “T” Party! October 4th @ 3:30pm Drink like a dino, play dino games, and go home with a dino snack! Bring a dino friend if you’d like! REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Dino Digsovery October 5th @ 10:30am – Noon Drop-in for dino stations any time this morning! Dig for bones, guess some dinos, and more!
Dino Storytime October 6th @ 10:30am Our regular 2 – 5 year old storytime will feature dinos!
DINO Make and Take October 7th while supplies last Stop by to pick up a bag to create a dino cracking egg!
All programming will be outdoors in the Library side yard and are weather dependent
Letter Boxing Info
This one is for the family, adults, teens, anyone who is interested in learning about Letterboxing and creating their own stamp to participate this summer in our activities that will take you around town to historic outdoor sites. Learn a little history this summer while exploring outdoors.
Information about letter boxing: https://www.atlasquest.com/about/
CLUES FOR OUR LETTERBOXES AROUND AMESBURY CAN BE FOUND AT THIS LINK: https://amesburylibrary.org/letterboxing/
Storytime at the Amesbury Farmer’s Market
NEXT STORYTIME: September 21st at 3:30pm
Join us for outdoor storytime! Clare will be there there with stories and songs and fun at the Farmer’s Market this week! There will be an activity for you to do as well as our pop-up library if you’d like to take a book out!
No registration is required. Look for us near the entrance to the Market under the canopy! The location is at Barewolf Brewery 12 Oakland St.
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!
Keep checking back for more kits!
AUGUST 25th: Outer Space Comic and Crafts!
SEPTEMBER 24th: Ocean Animals!
OCTOBER: Haunted House Creation Kits
DECEMBER: Gingerbread House Creation Kits
TAKE HOME PROGRAM KITS
STORYTIME TAKE OUT!
COMING AGAIN IN JANUARY 2023!!
This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old.
This session we’ll be all about the OUTDOORS!
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)
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)
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.
TAKE AWAY READING
This program is intended for grades 1st – 4th
COMING AGAIN SOON!
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!
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: Wait to get an email for pick-up as we might get delayed some weeks!)
For questions about programming contact
Clare Dombrowski (Head of Youth Services) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!