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 IS OPEN WHILE CONTINUING

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Art Exhibits at the Library
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The Friends of the Amherst Town Library are looking for artists and photographers for monthly displays on the main floor of the Amherst Town Library again!  It’s time to fill the walls with our monthly rotating art by our local artists.  If you live in New Hampshire and have between 15-25 framed pieces of art you want to display let Sharron April know at FOLartists@gmail.com.  Are you a sculpture or potter?  There are opportunities for smaller 3-D work to be on display as well.  Contact FOLartists@gmail.com today for more information, submissions, and availability. 

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DECEMBER in the Children’s Room

Holiday ‘Hoobie Whatty’, Crafts & Stories at the Library!

Saturday, December 11 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

      Get your holiday on at the library! Join us in the Johnson Room between 10am and 2pm, to enjoy holiday crafts, music, and stories.  Warm-up with some cocoa!  Enjoy a treat! Relax and get in the spirit of the season!  We'll be setting up a few different seasonal crafts for you to ‘Make and Take’.  Enjoy and delight in crafting with your family. We'll also be reading some of our favorite holiday stories  at 10:30am  and 1:00pm. You'll be in the holiday spirit in no time!

Fun for the whole family! Crafts best suited for ages 3 & up w/adult assistance.  Drop-in.  No registration.

STORYTIMES:

Family Storytime will be offered on Wednesday mornings at 10:00am now through December 15. For preschoolers ages 3 to 5, younger and older siblings are welcome.  Caregivers must be present for any siblings younger than 3 yrs.  No registration is required.

Family storytimes are designed for the interest and attention span of the preschool-kindergarten set, but younger and older siblings are invited to attend.  These action -packed 40 minute programs include a wide variety of books, finger plays, and songs.  At the conclusion of each session, caregivers are invited to assist their children with a simple craft.

Little Listeners Lapsit Time is offered on Thursday and Friday mornings at 10:30am from now through December 16 & 17.

      For children age newborn to 3 years.  No registration is required.

Our youngest group offers an opportunity for babies, young toddlers and their caregivers to gather for rhymes,songs and puppets. This 30-minute program emphasizes traditional rhymes that reinforce language patterns and provide for parent/child interaction.  A simple book or two intended for this age is generally highlighted

*At this time, in-person Storytimes are being held indoors.  Mask use is currently optional in the library, but all policies are subject to change.  We will continue to monitor the situation and update as needed.

ZOOM Family Storytime will start on Tuesday mornings at 10am now through December 14.

      For preschoolers ages 3 and up with younger siblings always welcome.  If you’re still trying to avoid group activities… Join us on ZOOM for Family Storytime!  Family storytimes are designed for the interest and attention span of the preschool-kindergarten set, but younger and older siblings are invited to attend. These action -packed 40 minute programs include a wide variety of books, finger plays, and songs.  At the conclusion of each session, caregivers are invited to assist their children with a simple craft.

      Click here to Register to receive the ZOOM link and craft materials list before each storytime.

      Storytimes will resume after the holiday break the first week of the New Year.  For complete storytime details, please visit our storytime page

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK:

Craft Table - The craft table in the Children’s Room will be open with fun crafts to make and take starting December 20 through December 30. Stop by for some crafty fun!

Matchbox Mania -  Tuesday, December 28 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

      Join us in the Johnson Room for Matchbox Mania Day! Play with our huge collection of toy cars and assorted tracks.  We'll also put out some materials for building structures and obstacle courses for added fun!  Use your imagination!  Experiment!  It's sure to be a fun time!

      For ages 4 and up.  No registration required.

Legos at the Library - Wednesday, December 29 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

      Come play with LEGOS AT THE LIBRARY!  We'll be setting up some tables in the Johnson Room where we'll provide mountains of Legos for you to build the project of your dreams.  Let's see what we can build!

      For kids ages 4 and up.  No registration required.

S.T.E.M. Toy Thursday - Thursday, December 30 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

      S.T.E.M. based toys are fun and challenging!  Stop in and experiment with our Snap Circuits, Ozobots, Roller Coaster Challenge, Gravity Maze, Spirograph, Keva Bot, and more!

      For ages 7 and up!  No registration required.

DROP-IN S.T.E.M. FRIDAYS:

Track Time! Friday, December 3 from 3:00-4:30

Come on down to the library to explore our assortment of tracks---and vehicles to travel on them.  Use the materials available to build structures and obstacle courses to make the adventure even more fun---the only limit is your imagination!

      Ages 4 and up.  No registration required.

Build It! Friday, December 17 from 3:00 to 4:30.

iPads and apps are great, but sometimes, children just need to build something with their own hands!Come on down to the Children’s Room, and let your child explore our collection of building materials. We have plastic tubes, marble racers, blocks, magnatiles, mobilos, lots of Legos, and more! Let’s see what we can build!

      For kids ages 4 and up.  No registration required.

DECEMBER 2021