FEBRUARY 21, 2018

~ Come visit us in the Children's Room!

February in the Children's Room
Baking class with Elyce Bonnell.
Weekly Story Hours:
10:30 a.m. on Thursdays with Elyce
10:30 a.m. on Saturdays with Weezie
Saturday Drop-In Crafts for all ages:
Every Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kids under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Homework Club
Mondays - Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 After School Crafts:
Mondays - Fridays 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join us Thursday mornings all month for a series of Rescue Hero Story Hours:
Rescue Heroes Story Hour
with Lieutenant Dolby of the Edgartown Police Dept.
10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1
Rescue Heroes Story Hour
with the U.S. Coast Guard
10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8

Rescue Heroes Story Hour
with the Edgartown EMTs
10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15

Rescue Heroes Story Hour
with the Edgartown Fire Department
10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
Special events in the Children's Room this month:
Story Hour with Peter Rabbit:
Saturday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m. 
Beatrix Potter's beloved rabbit joins us for a special story hour. 
We'll also have a craft activity from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and kids are welcome to drop in.

Farm Institute Craft Program:
Make Felted Valentines
Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. 
Join the Farm Institute at the Edgartown Library as they bring wool from their Cotswold sheep to craft a farm Valentine. Each participant will go home with a valentine to share. Drop-ins welcome; children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Family "Spread the Love" Party
6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14
Bring the whole family and join us in the Children's Room for some sweet treats, and paint your own canvas to take home.


Baking with Elyce:
Friday, Feb. 23, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Kids ages 9 and up must pre-register for this free program, and will learn how to bake a different yummy (and healthy) treat each month. February's cooking project is cornflake cupcakes. All supplies will be provided.
Tracking with the Trustees:
Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 1-3 p.m.
Join The Trustees of Reservations for a lesson on tracking animals during the winter months. We'll learn about the different imprints animals leave behind across the Island, on farmland, beaches and trails. Pre-registration is not required; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.


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!

Children's Programs and Story Hours at Island Libraries:

Aquinnah Public Library

Chilmark Public Library

Oak Bluffs Public Library

Vineyard Haven Public Library

West Tisbury Public Library


Our Resources

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




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Oil on wood panel, 8 by 12 inches, by American artist Dwight William Tryon. Signed on lower right, "E W Tryon;" inscribed with title and dated 1924 on verso.
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