Monday, September 16, 2013

Halloween Books are Ready to Borrow!

Fall is in the air---and the Halloween Books are out on display!  Come and borrow some spooky books to get everyone in the mood for Halloween...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Cool Collections in the Children's Room

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.  This month we have a real treat--Nick Vaccaro's collection of....everything!  It's like having our own mini-museum of Natural History.  If you haven't seen it yet, come on down to the Children's Room to see this assortment of shells, fossils, rocks and minerals,'s amazing!

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Amherst Preschool's "Share-Bear" visits the Children's Room!

Share Bear cuddles w/ lots of his library friends while Annika shares a book with everyone---that's what libraries are for!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Amherst Kids are Amazing Readers!!

Miss Sue and Miss Sarah preparing to eat chocolate-covered crickets!

Yes, it's true! This summer, Miss Sarah and Miss Sue set a goal of 5500 hours of reading by the participants in the Summer Reading Program.  We promised that if the kids managed to get to this goal, we'd eat some Chocolate-covered Ants and Crickets.  I guess these guys really wanted to see us eat bugs, because when all was said and done, our kids had totaled 8,198 hours of reading!!
We did it! Now give us a glass of water!!
Million Dollar Readers

When a child finished their reading log--that's 28 hours of reading---they had their picture taken for our "Million Dollar Readers" wall.  We nearly ran out of room!
We've had so many wonderful programs these last couple of weeks, it's been hard to keep up! Even the very youngest patrons could appreciate the gentle music of Amy Conley, our Teddy Bear Sleepover was a big hit, and of course, The Amazing Bubbleman was...amazing!
Making music with Amy...
"Elizabeth" the bear takes a snooze on a bookshelf...

The amazing Bubbleman traps a young patron in a gigantic bubble!

We've had so much fun this summer!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rock-painting at the Library!

Owen and Genevieve are busy making "monsters" with Casey...
We had a great time decorating our rocks today---what a creative bunch of kids! Thanks to the teen book club members for helping out--they definitely had fun, too.
...creating at the "ladybug table"

Jace and Cole at the "flower-power" table...

Genny's ladybug!

Caroline demonstrates her ladybug technique...

...a favorite creation...

Allesandra's creations are just beautiful!

Genny's creative rock collection!

Monday, July 22, 2013

2nd Annual Pet Show!

Even though the weather was so hot and humid, kids and animals alike had a great time!,
Judge Robin learns about guinea pigs from Julia.

Nev and her puppy, Olive.

Jack is extremely knowledgeable about his hermit crab, Hermie

Willow the Boston Terrier, Allana, and Christopher are all enjoying the pet show!

Margot and her kitten, Buttercup!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mad Scientists Visit!

 "Mad Scientists" Jet-Stream Jocelyn and Jurassic Joe joined us last Wednesday morning--we learned a lot, and we had a blast!

Making a volcano!

The layers of the earth...Mad Science-style!


...soil testing... who will win?

...worms, moles, and prairie dogs---time to dance!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cave Paintings Discovered at the Amherst Town Library!

 Yes, it's true! Both the ceiling and the walls of the "cave" in the Johnson Meeting Room were found to be covered with drawings....created by the kids who stopped in for a "Cave-in" at the Library.  We gathered here on Wednesday afternoon, saw some slides of real cave paintings, and then got busy decorating our own "cave".  Kids used charcoal made from real willow twigs, pastels, and paint we mixed up from clay that Miss Sarah found in a pile of dirt on her road...  :-) 
We had a blast!

 The artists also decorated the walls of the "main hall"....

Here's a proud cave-artist!

Cave-drawing can make a mess of your hands!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Norman Ng Makes Magic at the Amherst Town Library!


A capacity crowd is mesmerized by Norman's performance...

Magic in 3-D!!

Sign-ups have begun!

Amherst kids are already signing in to the "Reading Cave" at the Amherst Town Library! Come on down to our "cave" and register!

Monday, April 29, 2013

W.I.L.D. Center and Zoological Park visits with their Radical Reptiles!

Last Tuesday, we got a visit from a variety of amazing animals!
We got a good look at this Elephant Snapping Turtle's mouth!

Did you ever wonder what a python feels like?

Amherst kids are such good listeners! Miss Nicole shows us a Gopher Tortoise.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

We have our first annual  "Read To a Girl Scout" day at the Amherst Town Library!! 
A wonderful time was had by all---we can't wait to try it again!!