Here at the Amherst town Library, children and their families are very important to us...we know that early introduction to libraries helps to develop lifelong readers! We offer story programs for children from the time they're born right up until they enter first grade.
2013-2014 Session Calendar:
We run five 6-week sessions during the school year:
- Session 1 - week of Sept. 19 - Oct. 18
- Session 2 - week of Nov. 4 - Dec. 13 (no storytimes Nov. 28 and 29--Thanksgiving)
- Session 3 - week of Jan. 6 - Feb. 14
- Session 4 - week of Mar. 3 - April 11
- Session 5 - week of April 28 - June 6
Tuesdays at 10:00am | 2 and 3 year olds | Caregivers present
The Tuesday story time offers a variety of books, songs, finger plays and felt board activities for our young preschooler. Two or three stories geared to the younger child will be presented, and every 45-minute session concludes with a simple craft for child and caregiver to complete together.
Thursdays at 10:00am and 1:00pm | 3 to 6 year olds
Our Book Bunch storytime is designed with the longer attention span of the older child in mind. These action-packed 45 minute programs include a wide variety of books, fingerplays, songs, and conclude with a theme-related craft.
Lapsit Storytime | Fridays at 10:30am | birth to 24 months | Caregivers present
Our "baby" group meets on Friday mornings and offers an opportunity for babies 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.