We had so much fun over school vacation--- Since we weren't going anyplace warm, we decided to enjoy ourselves right here, and even pretended that we were on a tropical holiday! We gathered for a matchbox car free-play session, learned some French language from Madame Thenin, hosted a "Tropical Read more about February Vacation Fun
After reading "The Adventures of a South Pole Pig" by Chris Kurtz, we set about creating our own pigs. Standing on their clothespin legs, our pigs are offering inspirational advice, just like the words of wisdom that kept Flora the pig going when times were tough...We enjoyed the book, and enjoy Read more about Jr. Book Club creates "Inspirational Pigs"!
What to do on a cold wintry day? Come to the library and make a spell-your-name snowman! Amherst kids have been getting creative, and adding their snowmen to our winter scene... Read more about Reading is "snow" much fun!
On Saturday afternoon, we gathered for a second session of our Family Gingerbread House Workshop. The smell of candy was definitely in the air as we started construction. After a quick break for a story (Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present by John Burningham) while the icing hardene Read more about Saturday Gingerbread Houses
This year we decided to take the plunge, and hold a "gingerbread" house-making workshop at the library. Miss Sarah decided to just put it on the calendar, see if anyone signed up, and go ahead and organize the graham-crackers and frosting in the event that a few families wanted to come and build Read more about Gingerbread Houses at the Library
Come on down to the Children's Room to browse our collection of Christmas books. Yes, we have several copies of The Polar Express, by Chris VanAllsburg, and we have hundreds more---from the most recent contributions to the classics we all remember reading as children... Read more about Take the Polar Express to Reading!
For a couple of weeks now, we've had supplies out for kids to make-their-own handprint turkeys. We asked the kids to think about the things (including favorite books!) they're thankful for, and to write those things on their turkeys. You can see the results---a beautiful mural of thankfulness! Read more about The Thankful Kids of Amherst
We are so lucky here in Amherst---we have Senora Rowley, who volunteers her time and energy to teach our kids to speak Spanish! Every Monday afternoon during the month of November, Senora arrives, full of bubbly energy, to greet the kids, ages 4-8, with a cheerful "Ola!". She has games, songs, Read more about "Spanish is Fun" at the library!