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-wk sessions during the school year  
Session 1     week of  Sept. 9 - 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

Toddler Time   Tuesdays at 10:00  
(2 and 3-yr.-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.

Book Bunch   Thursdays at 10:00am
                                      Thursdays at 1:00pm
(3- 6-yr.-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. 

Baby Listeners   Lapsit Storytime      Fridays at 10:30
(birth to 24 mos.)  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.