Thursday, July 28, 2011

Steve and Marty come to play!!!

"Let's get ready!!"
The Children's Room is ready---it looks so big and empty when all the bookshelves have been moved out---but it's going to fill up soon!!It's Wednesday, July 27, and we're getting ready for another fun morning at the Amherst Town Library!  Here are Steve Blunt and Marty Kelley (and Marty's son, Alex) getting ready to sing and play!! We can hardly wait!

Steve and Marty get us singing right away!
"Read around the world!!!"
This room isn't empty now---it's full of families having fun!

Here's the Kids Percussion Band!!!

Thanks for a great show, Steve and Marty!!!
Steve and Marty get us up and jumpin'!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Big Al the alligator (we're glad he wore his muzzle!)
It may have been a hot, hot, day outside, but it was cool in the Children's Room as we gathered for a visit from Mr. Sean and his "Curious Creatures".  We were introduced to animals from as far away as South America, Africa, and Burma: a chinchilla, a tortoise, a python, and more! Mr. Sean was endlessly patient as we all took turns holding and petting the animals---boy, that python was heavy, and the tarantula's feet felt like they were made out of rubber!!!
"His feet feel like they have little rubber pads!"

Mr. Sean shows us how to wear a python!

"How many kids does it take to hold a python????"
"It's HEAVY!!!"

Monday, July 18, 2011

Odds Bodkin, Storyteller Extraordinare!

Speaking of storytelling magic, make sure to come to Baboosic Lake(at noon)or to the Farmer's Market on the Town Square(at 3:00) on Thursdays---you'll get a chance to listen to Miss Sue read some of the magical books that we have here at the library!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011



Well, it's official---we have hundreds of Amherst children signed up, and they're doing lots of summer reading! Miss Sue and Miss Sarah are just loving all the visits we're getting from our school-aged patrons.  It's so nice to have a chance to talk to you all about the books you're reading (and about the summer fun you're having!)
Miss Sarah will be telling stories (and teaching a song or two) from MEXICO this week--so be sure to come in and join us on Thursday morning at 10:00!---Next week, it will be stories and songs from China.
If you're enjoying the day at Baboosic Lake on Thursday, be sure to look for Miss Sue at noontime---she'll be there with stories to tell! She'll also be at the Farmer's Market at 3pm, so if you miss her at the lake, come and hear some stories on the Town Green.
This morning, we had a visit from Mr. Keith of the Peterborough Players, who read some excerpts from the book Stuart Little, and some passages from the play that is based on the book.  Peterborough Players are performing Stuart Little during the month of July.
 Some of the kids in the audience were so inspired by the talk of the theater that they decided to make up a play and perform it right here in the Children's Room! A great time was had by all!