Monday, February 27, 2012

"Tropical Vacation" in the Children's Room!

Yes, it's that time of year again!! Once again, we're going to imagine that we're someplace warm and sunny this week---the Hawaiian music will be playing, we'll be wearing our leis, and we'll have some great "tropical" activities!

ALL WEEK LONG: We'll have the make-it/take-it craft table up and running, where you can stop by to make yourself a "FLIP-FLOP MAGNET CLIP"

TUESDAY: at 10:30, come to our Tropical Dance Party---there will be grass skirts to wear, water to drink, and Island Music for dancing! Miss Sarah will teach her own style (!) of hula dancing and limbo---we'll have a blast!
At 2:30, we're having a LEGO FREE-FOR-ALL, where we'll bring our creativity to the lego-table! At this point, registration is almost filled---call 673-2288 or go online to to register. For kids age 5 and up.

WEDNESDAY: at 3:00pm, we'll be showing the classic animated film "Finding Nemo". Bring a beach towel and a pillow so you can get comfortable, and a water bottle for refreshment---we'll supply the popcorn, and you get to watch the movie on the big screen!

THURSDAY: at 10:30, we're gathering in the Children's Room for our second annual BEACH PARTY---with SONGS, STORIES, and SMOOTHIES! Bring your beach towel to sit on, wear your flip-flops, your sunglasses, a tropical shirt---whatever! We'll sing and dance, listen to a silly story or two, and sip Miss Sue's DELICIOUS FRUIT SMOOTHIES! Please join us--it's so much fun, and we'd love to have you there!
at 1:30, we'll be making PONY BEAD KEYCHAIN CRITTERS in the Johnson meeting room. For crafty kids ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We "Paws to Read" at the Amherst Library

This month marked a new start for our Read-to-the-Dog program here at the Amherst Town Library. Although we're sad that our beautiful Belle is no longer able to visit, we're so pleased to make friends with Anna, Leo, and their owner, Carol.
Anna is a very mellow little Pekingese/Bichon cross. She just loves to curl up in one of our beanbags and listen to beginning readers share their favorite books with her.
Leo is Anna's dad--a full Pekingese. Sometimes he gets so excited listening to readers that he just has to get up and look at the pictures!
Anna, Leo, and Carol will be visiting each month, on the first Tuesday (in the afternoon) and the following Saturday (in the morning). For more information, and to register your child to read, please talk to Miss Sarah or Miss Sue at 673-2288.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Legos at the Library!

The kids of Amherst are wonderful collectors, and enjoy showing off their collections via the display case in the Children's Room. Here is Davis with his amazing collection of Legos, which will be here for the month of February. Among the many characters in Davis' collection, see if you can spot Buzz Lightyear, Spongebob Squarepants, and C-3PO. There are lots of other things to look at, too--make sure you come in and see them!
Oh, and talking of Legos, we're going to be holding a Lego Free-For-All during winter vacation. Kids are invited to come and create with the Legos we provide---we'll display the finished products here in the Children's Room! More details will be coming---ask in the Children's Room for more information.
And, of course, I couldn't finish without pointing out that we have lots of great Lego books here at the library---from the DK Lego series to the new Ninjago chapter book series. Come and check 'em out!