• Pat's Peak

    Are you the parents of students at Wilkins/AMS/SHS in grades 1-12? Are you and/or your kids interested in skiing or snowboarding after school? Come meet Amherst school coordinators and Pats Peak representatives to learn more about the after-school ski & ride program. Skiing starts Wednesday, January 2, 2019 and occurs weekly for 5 weeks (make up day is 6th week if needed).

    Help with choosing the appropriate packages, transportation, and online registration will be available.

    Pat's Peak Ski Program

    Amherst Library Programs

    STORYTIMES thru December 14th

    Family Storytime is offered Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00am, December 4, 5, 11, 12. For preschoolers of all ages. No registration is required. 

    Little Listeners Lapsit Time is offered Thursday and Friday mornings at 10:30am, December 6, 7, 13, 14. For children age newborn to 30 months.  No registration is required.

    S.T.E.A.M.  Storytime is offered Wednesday afternoons, December 5 and 12 at 3:30pm.  This is a story program especially for our primary-school kids. Come on over to the library on Wednesday afternoons for a healthy snack, some stories, and a project/craft that explores some of the principles of the world around us. - For ages 5-7, younger siblings are welcome to come along. No registration required.
    For storytime details, please go online to www.amherstlibrary.org and go to the Children’s Room page, call us at 673-2288, or come on down to the Children’s Room and get a copy of our Storytime Brochure. 

    Storytimes will resume the first week of January.

    Friday, Dec. 7 from 3:00 to 4:00
    Come on down to the library to explore our huge collection of matchbox cars.   Ages 3 and up.

    Monday, Dec. 10 from 3:30-4:30pm.
    Come and share a book with Brook, our favorite Australian Shepherd.  Call 673-2288 to make a reading appointment.

    HOLIDAY STORYTIME with Miss Sarah and Miss Lisa
    Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 3:30pm

    Miss Sarah and Miss Lisa will present a special Holiday Storytime, highlighting some of their favorite stories and songs from the Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa traditions. 

    We'll read books, sing songs, and make a simple craft.

    It's our way of saying 'Happy Holidays' to the patrons that make Amherst such a fun place to be!

    Ages 3 and up.  No registration required.

    Friday, Dec. 21 from 3:00 to 4:30
    Come and create with our collection of legos, blocks,  marble runs and other hands-on toys.   Ages 4 and up.

    Holiday Vacation Week:

    Make-it/Take-it Craft Table:  Dec. 26-31
    , we’ll have materials available to make your own Snowman Stick Puppet.  Come anytime the library is open to enjoy some creative time in the Children’s Room!

    Movie Matinee:   There will be a movie matinee on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 2:00pm.  Bring your water bottle and a pillow—we’ll provide the popcorn! For movie title and details, please call the library at 673-2288. 

    Tech Time for Kids:  Thursday, Dec. 28 from 2:00-4:00pm.  Come and explore our collection of S.T.E.M. based activity kits:  Snap-Circuits, Citiblocks, Ozobots, and more… We make them available, you enjoy an opportunity for make-your-own fun!  For ages 7 and up. No registration required.



    What do Girl Scouts do?  In Girl Scouting, girls Discover, Connect, and Take Action to make the world a better place. Along the way they learn the power of girls working together, have unique experiences and opportunities, and make lifelong friends.

    Amherst and Mont Vernon troops are open for girls in grades K-12.

    E-mail Karen Werner, local coordinator for Girl Scouting

    kswerner.nh@gmail.com for information about troop placement for the fall

    Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serves girls in New Hampshire and Vermont.


    Welcoming both boys and girls to Pack 613

    Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things

    For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building their own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with their best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if she or he is in kindergarten through fifth grades, or 5 to 10 years old, then their Adventure is Calling to have some fun with the Cub Scouts.

    To Join Amherst/Mt Vernon Cub Scouts or to get more info -

    Contact: Jeremy Lund (CubMaster Pack 613)

    Email: Pack613Cubmaster@gmail.com
    Web Site: http://www.pack613nh.org/


    How About an Adventure?

    Boy Scouts prove themselves in an environment that challenges their courage and tests their nerve. After they've been given the proper guidance from those with experience and know-how, they take their own lead, going places they've never gone, seeing things they've never seen, and diving into the rugged world of outdoor adventure, relying on teamwork and character to accomplish what everyone else thinks is impossible.Sound fun? If you're a boy age 11, or at least 10 and have completed the fifth grade, to 17 years old, the time for a real adventure is now.

    To Join Amherst/Mt Vernon Boy Scouts or to get more info -

    Troop 22- Contact: Tiina Mason
    Web Site:

    Troop 613- Contact:  Joe Anton
    Web Site: