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Our annual fall newsletter should be arriving in your mailbox any day now. If you are anxious to get a preview, you can view it online here.

Staffing changes are always met with mixed emotions.  With sadness, we say goodbye to three of our wonderful library assistants.  For 18 years, patrons have enjoyed Vicki Durzy's kindness and compassion at the circulation desk.  Sue Olsen brought an order and efficiency to the library and Katie G

We will be installing new furniture and shelving on the main floor of the library on Wednesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 14.

The Amherst Town Library (and all other GMILCS consortium libraries) will be upgrading our computer system.

On Thursday, June 9, all e-resources will be unavailable. This includes:

Experience the world of electronic reading with one of the six different ebook readers the library has available for checkout: 

As we all happily anticipate the arrival of spring, the Library will be “springing” alive with a month long series of programs for adults and children, exhibits, and displays “Celebrating the Book and All Its Lives” in March.

March Madness

Participate in the library's March Madness @ Your Library - Book Tournament for a chance to win a prize. Based on the NCAA College Basketball tournament, we’ve pitted thirty-two of the most popular adult fiction books of 2013 against each other for our very own tournament of book

Stop by the library this spring on Sundays at 4 PM for some great concerts. Many thanks to the Friends of the Amherst Town Library for sponsoring the shows! Click on the link for each show to sign up.


The Civil War is widely considered to be the most pivotal event in American history. To commemorate the ongoing 150th anniversary, the Amherst Town Library will host an adult programming series focusing on different aspects of the war and its impacts on the United States.