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It's that time of year again---time to vote for your favorite Great Stone Face book!  The Great Stone Face Book Award is given annually to an author whose book receives the most votes from 4th through 6th graders throughout the state.  Every spring,  N.H.

We had so much fun over school vacation--- Since we weren't going anyplace warm, we decided to enjoy ourselves right here, and even pretended that we were on a tropical holiday!  We gathered for a matchbox car free-play session, learned some French language from Madame Thenin, hosted a "Tropical

Come on down to the Children's Room to browse our special book display: "Dear Diary—Books in Journal Form"

After reading "The Adventures of a South Pole Pig" by Chris Kurtz, we set about creating our own pigs.  Standing on their clothespin legs, our pigs are offering inspirational advice, just like the words of wisdom that kept Flora the pig going when times were tough...We enjoyed the book, and enjoy

What to do on a cold wintry day? Come to the library and make a spell-your-name snowman! Amherst kids have been getting creative, and adding their snowmen to our winter scene...

On Saturday afternoon, we gathered for a second session of our Family Gingerbread House Workshop.  The smell of candy was definitely in the air as we started construction.  After a quick break for a story (Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present by John Burningham) while the icing hardene

This year we decided to take the plunge, and hold a "gingerbread" house-making workshop at the library.  Miss Sarah decided to just put it on the calendar, see if anyone signed up, and go ahead and organize the graham-crackers and frosting in the event that a few families wanted to come and build

Come on down to the Children's Room to browse our collection of Christmas books.  Yes, we have several copies of The Polar Express, by Chris VanAllsburg, and we have hundreds more---from the most recent contributions to the classics we all remember reading as children...

For a couple of weeks now, we've had supplies out for kids to make-their-own handprint turkeys.  We asked the kids to think about the things (including favorite books!) they're thankful for, and to write those things on their turkeys.  You can see the results---a beautiful mural of thankfulness!

We are so lucky here in Amherst---we have Senora Rowley, who volunteers her time and energy to teach our kids to speak Spanish!  Every Monday afternoon during the month of November, Senora arrives, full of bubbly energy, to greet the kids, ages 4-8, with a cheerful "Ola!".  She has games, songs,