DECEMBER 2020

JANUARY 2021

Library

AMHERST TOWN LIBRARY

Amy Lapointe, Library Director

14 Main St., Amherst NH 03031 

Phone 673-2288  Fax 672-6063

email: library@amherstlibrary.org

web http://www.amherstlibrary.org

LIBRARY HAS REOPENED LIMITED HOURS DURING

COVID-19 PANDEMIC CRISIS

PROGRAMS for FAMILIES and CHILDREN at the LIBRARY

JANUARY SCIENCE FUN FOR KIDS

ALIENS--ESCAPE FROM EARTH

Thursday, January 21st - 4:00-4:45pm.

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky ‘’ but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the desert to investigate ‘  and find themselves mixed up with visitors from another planet! Pursued by a zany space scientist, Hailey and Caesar must rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship before it’s too late! Buckle up for an action-packed, out-of-this-world adventure that explores science concepts like the solar system, desert habitats and more!

      Kids ages 5-10 will enjoy both the animation and the interactive presentation by one of the knowledgeable Talewise/Science Tellers staff.  Registration required.  Sign-up link: https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=1n&cnf=1&lmx=%CF%60c%24%AC%ABp

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ZOOM FAMILY STORYTIME  

Tuesdays at 10:00am, January 5 - February 16

      Come join Miss Sarah and Princess Lovely for a fun-filled family program!

      For ages 3-6, younger siblings are always welcome.

Registration is required.  An email with the ZOOM link and a materials list for the craft will be sent before each program.  Link for information and to register:  http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?dp=&sm=&jx=1np&nMonth=1&nYear=2021&x=3

 

ZOOM MINECRAFT CLUB 

Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:45pm, January 5 - February 16 

      Come and join Miss Sarah for ZOOM Minecraft Club on Tuesday afternoons!

      As always, there will be a CHALLENGE---Miss Sarah will have a new challenge for you at the beginning of each meeting.  You will need a device that can run the ZOOM program. 

For kids ages 7 and up.  Registration is required.  An email with the ZOOM link will be sent before each program.  Link for information and to register:  http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?dp=&sm=&jx=1np&nMonth=1&nYear=2021&x=3

 

ZOOM BOOK CLUBS:

Great Stone Face Reviewers Club 

      The Great Stone Face Award is a statewide reading list for kids in grades 4-6.  Our club reads from a master list of the newest middle-grade fiction and comes to meetings prepared to evaluate these books for possible inclusion on next year’s Great Stone Face List.  We learn book-review skills, to stand up in front of a group to give our opinions, and we always have a lot of fun!

      For kids in grades 5 and 6 

      Meets the First Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. 

      Next Meetings:  January 7 & February 4

      Sound like fun?  It is!  Contact Miss Sarah at shydorn@amherstlibrary.org if you are interested in joining.

More Library Programs at:

www.amherstcitizen.com/library.html

*NEW!!* BOOK BUNCH! 

Zoom Book Club for Grades 3 and 4

      Book Bunch Book Club is starting this month!  First meeting:  Thursday, January 28, 4:00-5:00pm

      Each month we will read one of Miss Sarah’s FAVE CHAPTER BOOKS, and then ZOOM together to talk about them. Before the meeting pick up an ACTIVITY KIT at the library, and we’ll all have fun doing a book-related project together!

This month’s book:

      PUGS OF THE FROZEN NORTH by Philip Reeve.

For kids in grades 3 and 4.  Registration is required.  Link to register:  https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=1n&cnf=1&lmx=%CF%60c%26%AA%AAs

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

LITTLE LISTENERS “SHORT-TAKES” 

      For our youngest patrons, these videos are short, sweet and engaging.  They feature our favorite rhymes, songs, and the occasional book. Since they can be accessed whenever it’s convenient for you, there’s no need to worry about scheduling your little one to be available at a certain time.  Videos are available for viewing on the Amherst Town Library’s YouTube Channel.

      For Newborns-3yrs.  No registration required.

YouTube Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt7Wux3cQimgzdTAfA3pMeg/videos

 

PROJECT: FUN!!

      Join Miss Lisa for a new FUN!! project every month.  She’ll be diving into our collection of non-fiction books to find cool projects we can all enjoy.  Materials for the project will be available here at the library the Tuesday before each how-to video is released.  Projects may involve art, science, cooking, or maybe a bit of all three!  Videos will be available for viewing on the Amherst Town Library’s YouTube Channel.

For kids ages 5-8. No registration required.

Next videos will be released on January 27 & February 24

YouTube Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt7Wux3cQimgzdTAfA3pMeg/videos

 

VISIT OUR CHILDREN’S PAGE 

      We are always updating and adding to our Children’s Page on the Amherst Town Library website.  Just lately we’ve added a couple of things that we think you’ll enjoy.  

 

*NEW!!* CRAFTS FOR KIDS

      Now you can find materials lists and instructions for some of our most popular Children’s Room craft projects.  Just click on the craft that interests you, and let the creating begin! Page link:  https://www.amherstlibrary.org/childrens-room/crafts-kids

 

*NEW!!* MISS SARAH’S STORYTIME BOOKLISTS

      Have you ever wanted a list of great picture books on a certain theme? These book lists contain the titles of wonderful books we’ve used in storytimes, and other related titles that we just didn’t have time to include.  We highly recommend them all! Page link:  https://www.amherstlibrary.org/childrens-room/miss-sarahs-storytime-book-list-shares

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