Drag Queen Story Hour to be held at SC library, and not everyone is happy about it article from the Chicago Tribune. But the Friends would like to leave you with this:
January 31, 2019
January 30, 2019
The Zumbyes free concert @ 10:30 THIS Saturday before they putt.
Then? ALL the Amherst elementary school principals playing @ 1:00.
Then? Sam the Minuteman!!
THEN?! Amherst Massachusetts Fire Department @ 2:00!!!
All of this at the Jones Library for our Mini Golf Classic sponsored by UMassFive College Credit Union!
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Posted by Lucy at 12:20 PM
January 29, 2019
Dear Friends, this is your Official Notification.
Tomorrow, January 30th, is National Croissant Day!
Should you require some literary inspiration as you munch through the day, the Friends suggest pairing your croissants with hot dogs.
Vivez les croissants!
Posted by Lucy at 4:00 PM
January 28, 2019
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Why yes, yes this article is from a year ago. And? STILL. TOTALLY. RELEVANT.
We live in a small town. We have three lovely small town libraries (some smaller than others). This article is for us.
Enjoy, Friends: In Praise of the Small Town Library.
January 20, 2019
"Babies look at adults to see where we're looking, so if we're glued to an electronic device, that's what will draw their gaze too." This Wall Street Journal article explains the need to read to our youngest, from the very beginning.
Posted by Lucy at 9:57 AM
January 18, 2019
Quick, quick, QUICK! Go to the library and stock up on books and music and movies because hey, did you know? We're getting some honest-to-goodness snow, Friends!
Breaking News: Winter Overnight Parking Ban
The town of Amherst has declared a Town Parking Ban for Saturday, January 19, through Tuesday January 22. During this ban, parking is prohibited from midnight to 7:00 am on all town streets and in all town parking lots. There are THREE exceptions (listed below) where, during this period of the parking ban, overnight parking is allowed:
1. the lower level of the parking garage,
2. the town portion of the Pray Street lot,
3. in the town portion of the N Pleasant St lot (row closest to church only).
Posted by Lucy at 2:18 PM
January 17, 2019
In a city were more than 60% of low-income households don't own any children's books, the Laundromat Story Time program is filling a void.
This program was partially funded by Libraries Without Borders.
Learn more about them here.
Posted by Lucy at 9:16 AM
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Libraries aren't just for books. They're often spaces that transform into what you need them to be: a classroom, a cyber café, a place to find answers, a quiet spot to be alone. It's actually kind of magical. This week on This American Life, listen to stories of people who roam the stacks and find unexpected things that just happen to be exactly what they needed.
Posted by Lucy at 1:30 PM
January 2, 2019
This month, for the entire month, the town libraries are granting us all amnesty. Patrons with overdue items, from ANY library, can return said items without having to pay overdue fines, explain all the details about where said items have been hiding in the house, or give up a firstborn child in compensation.
Where's the catch?
All you have to do, dear Friend, is help out other folks. (Not really a catch at all.) All three town libraries are collecting non-perishable food for the Amherst Survival Center in lieu of library fines. Barrels for food collection will arrive at the libraries tomorrow or Friday and then? Why then all your problems will be solved. All of 'em.
Okay, actually we're all still responsible for lost or damaged stuff but other than that? Amnesty, Friends. And helping out our very own community members. Pretty much a win-win.
Posted by Lucy at 2:07 PM