Welcome to the Children’s Room!

Welcome to the Children’s Room!  Come in and see our rotating book displays, check out what’s on the new shelf, browse to your heart’s content and talk books with Jen, our Children’s Coordinator.  She is here to help you find what you are looking for and is always happy to make book recommendations.  

News & Events

Summer Reading Program 2023!

June 27 – August 18, 2023

This Year’s Theme is:

Friendship, Kindness, Unity

Our Summer Reading Program keeps children engaged and reading all summer long!  Children receive a Summer Reading Passport full of reading activities and challenges.  They read their way to individual prizes and raffle tickets for a chance to win grand prizes like bikes, Sherman Gift Cards, backpacks, stuffed animals, mini golf tickets, a Pokemon Prize Bundle, Pizza & Movie Night at the Library, Librarian for the Day & more!

Special Events:

Windjammers for Wee Mateys and Summer Reading Kickoff

Tuesday, June 27 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us on the library lawn for a whale of a time! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, play some games on the lawn, visit our Tattoo Parlor, learn how to talk like a pirate and choose your pirate name. Get your Summer Reading Passport and get started logging your reading hours, completing reading challenges, and writing book reviews to earn prizes and raffle tickets toward even bigger prizes!


Friday July 28 from 1-2 p.m. on the library lawn!

All ages are welcome to play this classic game and try to win a Prize!

Service Dogs 101!

Tuesday, August 1 from 1-3 p.m.

Join Mission Working Dogs for an introduction of what it takes to train a service dog. We’ll be joined by staff and real service dogs from the organization!

Special Animal Friends Story Time with special guests from Saffron & Honey Homestead!

Friday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m.


Family Read & Watch Movie Night!

Friday, August 4 on the library lawn!

Read Newberry Award Winning book, Holes, by Louis Sachar.  Join us for a discussion of the book over dinner at 6:30 p.m. Watch the movie at 7:30 p.m.

Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals!

Friday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.

A special program in place of Story Time, Lindsay will bring her larger-than-life Puppet Pals to the library lawn.  Funny, fast-paced, and interactive, this variety show will delight the young and old alike!

Ocean Day!

Tuesday, August 15 from 1-3 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of ocean exploration and fun! Meet and interact with tide pool animals from the Maine State Aquarium’s Mobile Touch Tank. Investigate kelp samples from the Gulf of Maine with a real scientist from Bigelow Laboratory. Join Jen for Ocean Books and songs! Plus, we will have bubbles and chalk all afternoon!

End of Summer Reading Program Celebration!

Friday, August 18 from 1-3 p.m.

Join us on the library lawn for an ice cream treat, games on the lawn, and our end of the Summer Reading Program Raffle!

Weekly Events:

Story Time with Miss. Jen – Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Join us in the Children’s Room for a morning of stories and songs!  Stay after for a craft or activity.

Outdoor Story Time begins Friday, June 30!

Join Jen on the lawn all summer long for a morning of stories and songs!  In keeping with our summer theme, we will be reading books about friendship, working & playing together, community helpers, kindness, animal friends, and being a good global citizen.

We look forward to seeing you!

Bubbles & Chalk – Fridays at 11:30 a.m. beginning June 30!

Join us on the library lawn for fun with the bubble machine and decorate the walkways with chalk!

Games on the Lawn – Fridays from 1-3 p.m. beginning June 30!

Join us on the library lawn for GIANT games like Jenga, Connect 4, Checkers, Bean Bag Toss & More!

Weekly Craft in the Children’s Room – June 27-August 18!

Get crafty this summer and stop in the Children’s Room for a different craft each week!
Inspired by our summer theme of kindness, friendship, and unity we will craft all together now! Craft supplies, samples, and instructions will be available in the Children’s Room while supplies last.

Week of July 5: Community Art Project Kick-off: Portraits of a Community
*Portraits will be displayed in the library during the month of August.
Week of July 10: Friendship Collage
Week of July 17: Friendship Bracelets
Week of July 24: Kindness Rocks
Week of July 31: Love Bugs
Week of August 7: Friendship Pins
Week of August 14: Friendship & Kindness Bookmarks

Farmer’s Market Story Time – Thursdays at ll a.m. from June 29 – August 17!

Join our volunteer reader, Crystal, at the Farmer’s Market for an hour of stories on the lawn! Look for her in the shady spot behind the Gazebo.

Monthly Events:

Homeschool Connection!

A time for families to meet, socialize, and share ideas.

New families and families considering homeschooling are welcome!

Next meeting on June 20 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.