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Play a Board Game Night
September 19: 5 – 7pm
This is for everyone! Come explore our new collection of board games and play some of them. Bring family or friends. We’ll have games of adults and teens as well as for families of all ages!
This program is outdoors and subject to the weather
Cardboard Building Bonanza!
September 20: 3:15 – 4:30pm
Cardboard can be anything and we want to see what you can build! Use some of cool screws and other tools to create…whatever! We’ll have lots of cardboard and it will be fun for the whole family! Stop by anytime after school to participate!
This program is outdoors and subject to the weather
Freedom to Read Library Read-in
October 2nd: 10am – 6pm
Celebrate Banned Book Week and your freedom to read with a read-in in our side yard. Bring a book and chair (we’ll have some tables, stumps, and blankets) and read together as a community to celebrate our freedom to read! You can also choose from our table of books that are banned and challenged around the country to read or check out of the Library!
Everyone is welcome! Adults, kids, teens, families…everyone has the freedom to read! Come by for a few minutes or come by for a few hours! We’ll have some yummy fall treats for free as well!
This program takes place in our side yard is outdoors so dress accordingly! Rain date is 10/4!
World Building: Mapping Your Imagination
3:30 – 4:30pm REGISTER (2nd – 6th grade)
5pm – 6pom REGISTER (7th – 12th grade)
This program is all about creation and mapping! Use the supplies to trace shapes on big paper and then see where it takes you! Rebecca will have you creating islands, deserts, and different lands. Create a story behind your land to add more detail and add to your fantasy world.
The first program is for 2nd – 6th grades (Families are encouraged to attend together!) The second program is for 7th – 12th grade and will involve more detailed drawing and mapping Registration Required!
This program is outdoors and can be weather dependent!
Pumpkin Patch Storytime
October 17: 3:30pm
Join us next door in the Main Street Congregational Church for our annual pumpkin storytime! Enjoy all stories, some fun songs, and a craft to do or take home! Aimed at ages 2 – 6 year olds but everyone is welcome!
Needle Felt a Pumpkin!
October 24: 6:30pm REGISTER (ages 10 and up)
Come try your hand at needle felting or just come to needle felt together! This program is for tween, teen, and adults and for any level of needle felting knowledge. Supplies and wool will be provided!
Spooky Obstacle Course
October 25th: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Come by after school for a spooky themed obstacle course! All ages are welcome and we’ll have a small one for toddlers! This is fun for everyone so stop by after school. Program takes place in our side yard and is subject to the weather!
Homeschool Art and Science Workshops
Come learn about an artists, their style, and vision and then try your hand at an art project in their style OR learn about a scientist and their work and do an experiment to explore. These programs will alternate on Thursday mornings in October and are aimed at K – 4th grade level learners!
This program is outdoors and can be cancelled due to weather
NEXT ONE IS OCTOBER 25th
Drop by after school to try out our obstacle courses! We got some amazing items thanks to Amesbury Youth Funding and they will be different themes or set ups each time!
Everyone is welcome! Drop by anytime during the hour!
Outside in our side yard and weather dependent
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!
October 28, 2023: Spooky Paper Bag Houses
TAKE HOME PROGRAM KITS
Storytime Take Out will return for the Fall/Winter
Take-Away Reading will return soon!
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/
For questions about programming contact
Clare Dombrowski (Head of Youth Services) 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!