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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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First Book Friendiversary!

February 8, 2020
10:00am - 4:00pm

Join us for Friendiversary, a FREE family day that celebrates friendship and reading.

- Meet Elephant & Piggie costume characters
- Explore three galleries of exhibitions, create art, watch films
- Enjoy special programs with author/illustrator Aaron Becker at 11:30 and 
   Happier Valley Comedy at 1:30.
- A FREE Mo Willems book to every child who attends (while supplies last!)
- Purchase lunch in the Café from Holyoke Hummus Company

Please note: Unfortunately, Mike Curato is no longer able to join us for this event.

Special thanks to First Book and Michael and Rebecca Neidorf.
Free books compliments of Disney Publishing Worldwide.

In the event of snow, please call 413-559-6300 for cancellation news.

FREE round-trip transportation from Mason Square Branch Library (765 State Street, Springfield) courtesy of King Ward Coach Lines! Bus departs from library at 10:00 am. Departure from The Carle is at 2:00 pm.

Seating is limited. To reserve bus seats, call 413-263-6828 x201 or email

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