AMHERST TOWN LIBRARY
Amy Lapointe, Library Director
14 Main St., Amherst NH 03031
Phone 673-2288 Fax 672-6063
LIBRARY HAS REOPENED LIMITED HOURS DURING
COVID-19 PANDEMIC CRISIS
SEASONAL HALLOWEEN PROGRAMS at the LIBRARY
CHILDREN’S SPOOKY POEMS AND PICS
Hey kids --- We’re getting in the mood for Halloween!! Are you feeling spooky, too??? Then, help us “decorate” our webpage! ANYTIME DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, share a spooky poem that you’ve written, or a Halloween-y picture that you’ve drawn. We’ll put them up on our website to help everyone get into the Halloween mood. All poems and drawings should be originals, that you create yourself. Take a picture of your creation and email it to email@example.com. Please include your name and age.
VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY WITH MR. AARON
Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 4pm On ZOOM - We were just TOO sad to think about cancelling our annual Halloween party---so, we’re going virtual! Mr. Aaron, a fantastically fun musician from Concord, NH, will be joining us via ZOOM to sing, dance and get happy in a Halloween-y way. He’s hoping to see you in your Halloween costumes, and inviting you to bring a favorite stuffy along to join the fun. If you have a shaker, drum, or some other kind of instrument, bring that along, too! We’ll have lots of fun together---so register now! Link to register:
ZOOM FAMILY STORYTIME
Tuesdays at 10:00am through October 27.
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.
**Family Storytime Take-Home Bags are available for pickup at the library during our open hours. These contain a ‘twinkle star’, a beanbag, and other assorted materials which can be used to enhance your child’s experience of storytime.
Link for information and to register: http://www.amherstlibrary.org/childrens-room/online-storytimes
ZOOM MINECRAFT CLUB
Mondays from 3:45 - 4:45pm through October 26. No meeting on October 12.
Come and join Miss Sarah for ZOOM Minecraft Club on Monday 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.amherstlibrary.org/childrens-room/childrens-virtual-programs
ZOOM BOOK CLUBS
Our Book Clubs begin meeting in October and traditionally meet once per month. We invite you to visit our Children’s Book Club Page for complete details: http://www.amherstlibrary.org/childrens-room/online-book-clubs-kids
Our Clubs this year include:
We All Read: Book Club for Kids and Parents, too!
We All Read is for older elementary kids and their parents. Each month, we select a chapter book for both parents and children to read (either together, or each on their own). When we get together the next month, we discuss the book and do a book-related activity.
For kids in grades 3 and 4 with a parent or caretaker
Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.
First Meeting: October 15
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.
First Meeting: October 1
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. ‘Little Listeners Take-Home Bags’ are available for pickup at the library. These contain a ‘twinkle star’ and other assorted materials which can be used to enhance the experience for your little one. Videos will be available for viewing on the Amherst Town Library’s YouTube Channel. For Newborns-3yrs. No registration required.
New videos will be released on Thursdays through October 29.
More information: http://www.amherstlibrary.org/childrens-room/online-storytimes
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.
A new video will be released on October 28.
More information: http://www.amherstlibrary.org/childrens-room/childrens-virtual-programs