Half-Day Happenings

Not sure what to do with all the spare time left by next Monday’s half day from school? Let us help! Both events will take place at our temporary Eastworks location.

Free Kids Book Club: Abby from Realized Learning leads this month’s discussion of Everything for a Dog by Ann M. Martin. This group is best suited for ages 8-12 and is often attended by homeschoolers, but all students are welcome on this special day. The meeting will take place from 12:00-1:00pm. Please bring a book suggestion (and a short description of why you like it), a snack to share (if you wish), and a positive attitude!

Brick Builders Club: This previously-ongoing event returns for one afternoon. From 1:00-2:00pm, our collection of bricks, figures, and accessories will be at your disposal to let your imagination run wild. Meet other fans of this classic toy and build off of each other’s ideas! Recommended for ages 4 & up. Space permitting, projects may be kept on display at the Library. Look for Brick Builders Club to start back up on a regular basis once we move back to our home on Park Street!

Return of Stop ‘n’ Craft Saturday!

Exciting news: Stop ‘n’ Craft will return on October 21st at our Eastworks location!

Just in time for some fall decorating, we’ll be PAINTING PUMPKINS in all sorts of silly, surreal, or slightly spooky styles.

As always, the Library will provide all of the necessary supplies — just stop by anytime between 9:30am and 12:30pm and have fun! All ages are welcome at this event, but extra little crafters may need the help of an adult.

We hope to see you there!

Story Hour Returns in our NEW SPACE!

Never fear, Story Hour is here! The Kids’ Corner is set up in our new Eastworks​ space, and Ms. Lynne from the Easthampton Family Center will be returning to share stories, songs, and crafts with our preschool crowd.

Join us at Suite 142 in Eastworks THIS THURSDAY, September 21st at 10:30 to celebrate ocean life – including a certain hermit crab in need of a new home – at our FIRST Story Hour of the year. Story Hour will continue each week on the same day and time throughout the school year (except when Easthampton public schools are not in session).


Hope to see you then!

Write Your Heart Out

We’re all writers, and we all have stories to tell — join us and discover yours!

Throughout the month of March, the Library will be host to a Creative Writing Group for 10-13 year olds every Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm. Although, if your child is interested but doesn’t quite fall within that age range, don’t hesitate to contact us about the possibility of them joining.

Long-time educator Jennifer Delozier will lead kids through different forms of writing with various prompts, while providing participants with the support necessary to get their ideas on paper. Writing can be funny or serious, and sharing is always optional.

Space is limited, so don’t delay! Please contact the Youth Department to register your child: youthdept@ewmlibrary.org or 413-529-1605.