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!
It was a crazy-wonderful Tuesday afternoon here at the Amherst Town Library---Steve Blunt came to entertain us with his wonderful songs, Miss Sarah told a special Halloween-y story, and there were amazing costumes everywhere you looked! Read more about Halloween in the Children's Room!
Make sure to register your child (ages 5 and up) for this fun and informative visit from some of New Hampshire's own wild animals. On Tuesday, November 12 at 3:30, one of our favorite presenters, Dave, from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, will bring a selection of animals from the center Read more about Dave and the Wild Animals
Some of our bravest crafters came to the Children's Room last Wednesday to try their hands at creating Milk-jug Skeletons. An hour-and-a-half later, we had some terrific Halloween decorations! Read more about Spooky Skeletons in the Library!
Every month, we highlight a child's collection in our display case. It's not easy to part with your favorite things for 30 days, but we have a long waiting list of kids who are willing to try--we get everything from Legos to erasers to stuffed animals. Read more about Cool Collections in the Children's Room