DECEMBER 12, 2017

~ Come visit us in the Children's Room!

December in the Children's Room
Weekly Story Hours:
10:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays
The library is offering a great series of Crafty Fridays this month, as well as lots of special activities for kids during the week of school break at the end of December. 
Also this month, kids can explore the library to locate Dewey, our resident Elf on the Shelf, who will be up to his usual mischievous antics on and around the stacks. 
Dec. 1, Crafty Fridays 
Make your own custom magnets. Bring your own photos to make them personal.
Dec. 8, Crafty Fridays 
After School: 
Make jewelry gifts. Supplies provided.

Dec. 15, Crafty Fridays 
After School: 

Make creative gifts from repurposed books. Supplies provided.
Dec. 22, Crafty Fridays :  
Today's craft activity is making photo cubes.
Drop in from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(school is closed today.)
Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 1-3 p.m.
Decorate Gingerbread Houses
& Cookies
Join us in the children's room for this drop-in activity. 
We'll provide the sheets of gingerbread, icings and candies. 
Children 9 years old and younger need an adult to work with them.
Thursday, Dec. 28, 
from 1-3 p.m.
We'll make galaxy slime at 
this afternoon's drop-in activity.
Friday, Dec. 29,
from 1-3 p.m.
Join us to make Rice Krispy reindeer treats.
Family New Year's Eve Party
Saturday, Dec. 30, 2 to 4 p.m.
Children of all ages are welcome to join this celebration. We'll have music, karaoke, food, games and chances to win prizes during our balloon drop.

Language Learning Service for Young Children

The Edgartown Library has subscribed, on behalf of all our patrons, to Mango's Little Pim service, a language learning program specifically tailored for children from birth to age six. Click here to give Mango Pim a try!

Weekly Events at Libraries Around the Island:


Mother Goose on the Loose story hour (ages 0-3), 10:30 a.m. at the West Tisbury Library.


Stories and Songs (all ages), 10:30-11:15am at the Chilmark Library.
Story Time (ages 0-2), 10:00-10:30am at the Vineyard Haven Library.
Story Time (ages 3-5), 11:00-11:30am at the Vineyard Haven Library.


ABC Story Time (ages 3+), 10:30 am at the Oak Bluffs Library.

Lego building for ages 8-11 from 3:30 to 5 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library.


Preschool story hour, 10:30 a.m. at the West Tisbury Library.

Book Babies program at 11 am for pre-walkers at the Oak Bluffs Library.

Story Time and Crafts, 3:30 pm at the Aquinnah Library.

Craft activities for ages 5-8 from 4 to 5 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library.


Toddler Time at 10:30 am for walkers, at the Oak Bluffs Library.

Wii Gaming for ages 8 and up, 3:30-5pm at the Vineyard Haven Library.


Stories and Songs (all ages), 10:30 - 11:15am at the Chilmark Library.


Our Resources

  • Chromebook laptop computers for children
  • Homework area
  • Comfortable reading areas
  • Books, Movies, Video Games, Audiobooks, and more.




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Ink on paper, 1967, by W. McTammany.
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 10-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8, Thursday through Saturday 10-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373