JANUARY 19, 2021

Join Elyce at the Edgartown Library's Children's Place on Facebook for a live virtual storytime every Friday at 10:30am.

Craft pipckup bags are available Wednesdays though Saturdays from 10am - 4pm.

Visit Elyce and pick up some children's books at the children's room pickup window Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10am - 4pm.

Kid's January Art Show  

Kid's January Art Show

We are kicking off 2021 with an exciting collaboration with Island artist and illustrator Tara Reynolds. Pick up an art bag with coloring pages designed by the artist at the Children’s pickup window. Complete your masterpiece at home, and bring it to the library to have it displayed in the front windows of the Children's Room.

The art show will be on display for the month of January. Every masterpiece entered will win a prize, and children of all ages are welcome to participate.
Kids: Winter Reading Challenge  

Kids: Winter Reading Challenge

Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

Pick up your reading log from the Children’s Room Pick-up Window. Keep track of the books you read (or have read to you) and bring your log back to the window to receive a stamp. Collect stamps to earn prizes!

Masks are required when visiting the pick-up window.

Kids: Live Storytimes  

Kids: Live Storytimes

Fridays @ 10:30am

Join Elyce on the Edgartown Library Children’s Place Facebook page for story time. This storytime is geared toward preschool-aged children, but all are welcome. Can’t make it at 10:30? The storytimes are available on the page for you to view with your little one anytime.

Kids: Children's Room Pick-up Window  

Kids: Children's Room Pick-up Window

Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm

Come to the Children’s Room Pick-up Window to browse materials through the windows or place requests with our staff.

´╗┐Masks are required, as well as your library card or photo ID.
Kids: Craft Pickup Bags  

Kids: Craft Pickup Bags

Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm

Come to the Children’s Room Pick-up Window to pick up an activity bag to do at home. Crafts will change weekly, and kits will be appropriate for children in grades K-3 and 4-8.

Teens: Minecraft Meetup  

Teens: Minecraft Meetup

Tuesdays in January, ´╗┐6pm - 8pm

Sign on, play with your friends, and make new ones in the Edgartown Library's new Minecraft Realm. Explore your creative side and work on your own lasting mark in our new world. Brave the dangers of night to protect your companions, or seek the riches of battle.

Meetups are every Tuesday from 6-8pm for group activities and discussion, but the Realm is open any time of day so participants can jump on and make something happen, together.

This program is for players ages 10-16.

Tuesday January 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Email clook@clamsnet.org for access to the realm.
NEW: Brainfuse - Free Online Live Tutoring  

NEW: Brainfuse - Free Online Live Tutoring

Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized academic assistance in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science), a 24/7 Writing Lab, academic content and practice tests for skills-building (including SAT preparation), and much more. Please note that you will need your library card number to create a username and password.

Live online tutoring is available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST.

HelpNow's features include:

  • Homework Help Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Send Question Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Adult Learning Center Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Foreign Language Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support

Need technical assistance or have questions? Contact Brainfuse at 1-866-BRAINFUSE (1-866-272-4638) or send an email to info@brainfuse.com. When contacting Brainfuse, please provide an email address and the name of the library from which you are using the Brainfuse service.

Access to Brainfuse HelpNow has been made possible by a generous grant from the Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation. The Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation provides philanthropic support for nonprofit community service organizations. The Foundation supports non-profit organizations that enhance the societal and economic development in the communities Martha’s Vineyard Bank serves.

 Kids: Edgartown Library's Children's Place  

Kids: Edgartown Library's Children's Place

Looking for some fun activities to do at home with the kiddos? Check out the Edgartown Library's Children's Place on Facebook! Virtual storytimes, DIY tutorials, craft ideas, updates about our gecko Seamora, and more!

Little Pim: Language Learning for Kids  

Little Pim: Language Learning for Kids

The library now offers free access to Little Pim, the award-winning foreign language learning program for children, all you need is a library card number and PIN. Sign up here.

Edgartown School  

Edgartown School

If you're looking for more children's programs, the Edgartown School has an excellent website (and quite a good children's library, too).  

You can visit the school site here.



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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