Holiday Card Craft

Children of all ages are welcome to drop in on Saturday, December 16 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to create a holiday greeting card for that very special person. Enjoy holiday music while your creativity flows! No registration is required.  For more information contact the library at (440)988-4230. more

Kumihimo for Kids

Kids ages 8 through 18 are invited to Kumihimo for Kids on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m.  If you missed the first Kumihimo for Kids class, we’ll teach you how to make a braided keychain using this ancient Japanese art form. If you attended the first class, learn how to use different braiding materials […] more

Elf on the Shelf Contest

The Amherst Public Library Youth Services Department will be hiding an Elf in the library from December 1st through December 22nd!  Find the Elf’s location for a chance to win our Elf.  He will be busy moving every day so stop in as often as you can to fill out the daily entry form. One […] more

Wrap Your Gifts at Amherst Public Library

Stop by the Amherst Public Library any time between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 14th, for an Open Gift-wrapping Event! Use our wrapping paper and gift bags to wrap up to five gifts while you enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. Overcome with gift-wrapping fatigue and need a break? Bring along one non-perishable […] more


    The Friends of the Amherst Public Library are now on AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Friends of the Amherst Public Library every time you shop, at no cost to you.  .05% of eligible purchases will be collected and sent in a quarterly check to the Friends.  To shop […] more


Do you like to send and receive postcards?  Did you know that there is an international club called Postcrossing that began 12 years ago which allows you to send postcards and receive postcards back from random people around the world?  If this sounds interesting to you, then come and join us for Postcrossing on the […] more

Adult Coloring

Adult Coloring is back for the fall! Join us at the library at 7 p.m. on Mondays, September 18th, October 16th, & November 20th for an hour of coloring and relaxation. All materials will be provided. Attend each month and earn up to three entries in the Fall Adult Coloring prize drawing on November 20th! […] more

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has come to Lorain County. Through the Lorain County Imagination Library, preschool children receive free books! The mission of the Lorain County Imagination Library is to foster a lifetime love of reading, empower families and increase kindergarten readiness to build a strong foundation for a community of children who view themselves […] more

Yoga for the Mind Creative Writing Group

Looking for inspiration and calm in your busy life?  Are you an artist at heart?  Join our creative writing group, and meet other individuals who share a desire to write creatively. Yoga for the Mind Creative Writing Group will meet every other Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the community room at the Amherst Public Library. Call […] more

Lions Club Eyeglass Collection

The Need for Glasses –153 Million Reasons Lions Recycle for Sight According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses. Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty […] more