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

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LIBRARY HAS REOPENED WHILE CONTINUING

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Children’s Programming at the Amherst Town Library
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STARTS MONDAY, JUNE 14th

This summer’s theme: Tails and Tales

      A NOTE TO PARENTS: What a strange, crazy year we’ve had, and things are still not quite back to “normal” yet. That said, things are changing, and opening up, and our Summer Reading Program will reflect some of these changes. As always, we believe that one of our most important roles as children’s librarians is to help keep children reading all summer long. We know that actual, in-person contact is so important to the kids of our community, so we’re doing our best to make that available in the safest way possible. With that in mind, we are now offering in-person registration and prize-pickup in the Children’s Room, and several outdoor, in-person programming options. It will be so good to see you!!!

For the time being, we are asking that folks still wear a mask when visiting the library. Families may remain unmasked while seated at outdoor programs.

OUR SUMMER PROGRAMS

OUTDOOR STORYTIMES:

FAMILY STORYTIME

Thursdays, June 17 thru August 12 at 10:00am

      Miss Sarah and Princess Lovely invite you to bring your blanket and join them on the library’s back lawn, weather-permitting, for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. It’s sure to be a FUN time!

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

Space is limited and registration is required.

Click to visit our calendar and register.

LITTLE LISTENERS LAPSIT STORYTIME

Fridays, June 18 thru August 13 at 10:00am

      Babies, toddlers and their parent(s) or caregiver are invited to bring their blanket and join Miss Sarah outside on the library’s back lawn, weather permitting, for rhymes, finger play and songs, plus a simple book or two intended for this age. This is the perfect way to begin introducing and practicing early literacy skills with your little one.

For ages 0-3.

Space is limited and registration is required.

Click to visit our calendar and register.

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ZOOM FAMILY STORYTIME

Tuesday mornings at 10:00am from June 15 thru August 10

      For families whose preference is to continue social distancing, our popular ZOOM Family Storytime will be offered through the summer. Join Miss Sarah and Princess Lovely for a fun-filled family program! Each week we’ll begin with a welcoming routine followed by stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities and finishing with a craft.

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.

Click to visit our calendar and register.

ZOOM PET SHOW!

Wednesday, July 14 at 2:00pm

      This year, the Amherst Town Library’s Annual Pet Show for Kids will be happening on ZOOM!

Sign-up to show us your pet, or sign up just to watch. For those who wish to show their pets, we will spotlight you so you and your pet are on the screen for everyone to see. We’ll ask you to introduce your pet, so you’ll need to have your pet with you, and we’ll ask you to tell us a few things about them. A poster or display prepped ahead of time is the best way to do this. For instance: What’s their name?

What do they like to eat? What do they like to do? Do they have any special talents? You decide what to tell us...Be creative!

Kids showing their pets should be at least 5 years old or older.

The number of participants to show their pets will be limited, so register early. Click to register to show your pet.

WANT TO WATCH: If you don’t have a pet, but would like to watch and join the FUN, register to receive the ZOOM link. Come be a member of the audience and share in this annual summertime Amherst tradition! All ages are welcome to join us! Click here to register.

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SPECIAL EVENTS:

BRYSON LANG, JUGGLER EXTRAORDINAIRE!

Monday, June 28 at 6:30pm

      Join us on

the library’s back lawn, weather-permitting, for an interactive program of amazing juggling and crazy comedy. Bryson will keep you in

awe and wondering: ‘what will

he possibly juggle next?’ For

ages 4 and up. Space limited, registration is required.

Click to register.

REPTILES ON THE MOVE

Wednesday, July 7 at 10:00am

      Come to the library’s back lawn, weather permitting, and experience the wonderful world of reptiles.

We’ll get to see a variety of live reptiles and learn all about them.

For ages 5 and up.

Space is limited and registration is required. Click to register.

WINGMASTERS

Monday, July 26 at 2:00pm

      Come to the library’s back lawn, weather permitting, and celebrate tails and tales this summer with Wingmasters...Learn how raptors use their tails, and listen to some of the tales these individual birds have to tell.

For ages 5 and up.

Space is limited and registration is required. Click to register.

OTHER FUN STUFF TO DO:

TAKE HOME CRAFT KITS for KIDS

      Although we can’t set up the craft table at the library this summer quite yet, we are hoping to encourage your crafty creativity by offering some “craft kits” for take-home fun. Every Monday, there will be a new craft kit to pick up downstairs just outside the elevator doors while supplies last beginning Mondays June 14 thru August 9.

‘BOOKWALKS’

      Look for the latest ‘Bookwalk’ on the library’s front lawn. Find the first page and follow the directions for a fun-filled walking treat, plus you’ll get to enjoy a story while being outside. ‘Bookwalks’ will change over the course of the summer and we’ll announce on our Facebook page when a new one is set-up

PICTURE HUNTS

      Children are invited to pick up a CHECKLIST from the container on the wall in front of the library and head around back to search for the pictures. **We ask that you please be respectful of the Garden Club’s Hard work by remaining on the slated path or grass while searching for pictures. All pictures can be located while on the path. We hope that you enjoy the challenge of the hunt in the peace of our beautiful garden area! Available even when the library is closed. Picture Hunts will change over the course of the summer and we’ll announce on our Facebook page when a new one becomes available.

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JUNE 2021