Children’s Corner

Story times and Activities

Children’s programming: We currently have two story time each week. One is virtual and can be found on our Facebook page and the library website on the Virtual Programs in a Box page under the Kids tab. We are also doing an outdoor story time on Thursdays at 11:00 AM in the park on the back side of the library. We offer a monthly STEAM video the first Saturday of each month with Take and Make kits available in the library lobby. We have weekly Take and Make craft kits available in the lobby.

Lapsit program for babies and toddlers on Wednesday mornings at 11:30 AM.
Preschool stories and crafts on Thursday mornings at 11:30 AM.
Lego Club Thursday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 PM September through May.
STEAM powered Saturdays: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math activities from 10:30 to Noon on the third Saturday of the month September through May.
Summer Lunch Program: We are a satellite site for the Summer Lunch Program and we tie our summer reading program activities with this program. All children 18 and younger are eligible for a free lunch. Late June through early August.
Summer Reading Program: A themed program that we work around the summer lunch program. Late June through early August.

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off: Unicorns Break the Cage

Welcome to our special Summer Reading Program Kick-Off: Unicorns Break the Cage
To access the program and downloadable content that goes along with the video click the link below.
 
 
You will need to create an account but once you’ve created it keep track of your login information to be able to come back and watch it again. If you have any problems call the library and we’ll be happy to help you. If you created an account for our Earth Day program you can use that login information to access this program and don’t need to create a new account.

Maine Student Book Award Nominees Are Out!

Calling all 4th-8th grade readers! No matter what you like to read this year’s list of noninees has something for everyone. For more information about each book click on the book cover.

Maine Student Book Award Nominees Book Trailers (2021-2022 books)

Adventures in Survival
       

Anthologies
 

Fantasy
     

Graphic Novels & Memoirs
   

Historical Fiction
   

Horror
 

A Touch of Humor
   

Nonfiction
     

Realistic Fiction
       

School Stories
     

Science Fiction
   

Teens
     

What is the Maine Student Book Award?
Teachers and librarians nominate the books. Kids read, then vote for their favorite story.
Here’s how it works:

  • Be in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade
  • Read three or more books from the list
  • Vote for your favorite book in the spring of 2022

Earth Day Program

Virtual Earth Day Program: Revenge of the Toxic Robot

Click the link below to access the video Revenge of the Toxic Robot and printable activities and science experiments. You’ll need to create an account but once you’ve created it keep track of your login information to be able to come back and watch it again. If you have any problems call the library and we’ll be happy to help you.

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Local Guest Reader Story Times – March 2021

Dr. Seuss Story Time – March 3, 2021 – Guest Reader Sally Jones (Secretary of the Library Board of Trustees)

https://fb.watch/4JJx04yRp0/

Lamb Story Time – March 10, 2021 – Guest Reader Mary Ann Kotros (President of the Library Board of Trustees)

https://fb.watch/4JJCwXPg4V/

St. Patrick’s Day Story Time – March 17th, 2021 – Guest Reader Chuck McCall (Library Patron)

https://fb.watch/4JJHfTJZfL/

Spring Story time – March 24, 2021 – Guest Reader Larry Mead (Town Manager)

https://fb.watch/4JJQClIxJB/

April Fools’ Day Story Time – March 31, 2021 – Guest Reader Eileen McNally (Former Library Director)

https://fb.watch/4JJVS3ax9k/

Kids’ Resources

TumbleBooks

It’s an interactive reading program that has over 500 books to choose from.

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National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids includes all magazines from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality information for primary, upper elementary, and middle school students.

Ben’s Guide to the US Government for Kids

A resource to help inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government through publications and information distributed by the Gov’t. Publishing Office (GPO).

Maine Secretary of State Kids’ Page

Information for K-12 on the State of Maine as well as links to other student programs from the Secretary of State’s Office.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Created especially for children and the adults who work with them. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

Pronunciator

Self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. Audio lessons, interactive textbooks, intelligent flashcards, pronunciation analysis, phrasebooks, and quizzes. Video tutorial from Niche Academy.

More Cool Stuff

Krayon Kiosk and mobile devices

Come check out our NEW!!! Krayon Kiosk. It has two iPad airs with games and educational apps for children ages 3 to 8. For older children, we have another iPad and an iPad mini loaded with age appropriate games and apps for 9 to 12 year olds.

kraryon kiosk

Listening Center

We have a listening center for children to sit and listen to books on CD or music CD’s.

Library Passes

We now have a library membership to the Southworth Planetarium at the USM Campus in Portland. Call the library for more information.

Homework Help

Does homework stump you or leave you feeling helpless? Here are a few web sites that can help take off some of the stress of homework.

Games

Recycling game from ecomaine https://ecomaineme.recycle.game/