Online Stories & Activities

Some ideas for online stories and activities for young children to middle-schoolers. Online Story Resources Storyline Online – Books read by celebrities Kate Messner Website – A list of resources for lessons and authors reading their books Jarrett Lerner Comic for kids on the coronavirus Authors Activities Oxford Owl – Sign up for a free account CDC Washing Hands Posters Take & Make Kits These “kits” are activities geared to various ages that are simple, easy, and inexpensive. They can be used as take-home projects (instructions and materials inside a plastic bag), a …

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February Events ~ 2020

Children’s Events ~ February 2020 Just letting you know some of the upcoming events in February. Story & Craft Time Tuesday, Feb. 18th & 25th We will have a story, songs and a craft at 10:00 am for preschoolers.   Free Movie night at the Gardiner Public Library Born in China Thursday, February 20th Movie starts at 6:00 pm Doors open at 5:30 pm Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hosted by the Gardiner Library Association.   Art @ the Library will be presented by Upstream Tuesday, Feb. 25th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Paint a wooden fish for …

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Children’s Room

Here are a few Best Books lists for 2019. ~~ Multicultural Books and Lessons for Every Student ~~ Maine Children’s and YA Book Review ~~ Goodreads Nominees Best books of 2019 ~~ Publishers weekly Best Books of 2019 Upcoming events in the Children’s Room: Art @ the Library  ~ Tuesday, Nov. 19th at 6:00 -7:00. Making a Thanksgiving wreath and everyone is welcome. Ms Jenn and the Nutrition Detectives ~ Tuesday, Dec. 3rd at 10:00 will be here for storytime. Art @ the Library ~ Tuesday, Dec. 17th at 6:00 -7:00. Decorating Holiday Cookies and everyone …

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Summer Reading Wrap-up

Eighty-two children registered into the Summer Reading Program this summer and 32 finished. We have not had numbers like this since 2014. This was the first time we participated in the Summer Food Program, sponsored by SKCDC (Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation).  Free lunches were served on Tuesdays for those 18 or under.  We are hoping to expand this program in 2020 to lunches every weekday for our children. Our Stuffed animal sleepover was a huge success. We had 46 stuffed animals spend the night in the library. When children picked up their animals, they received a secret picture of …

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Children’s Room Summer Activities

Fun things that are happening in the Children’s Room this summer Story and craft time from 10:00 to 11:00 every Tuesday. Free Lunches are being served every Tuesday at 10:30 – 11:30 for everyone 18 or under. SKCDC (Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation) is helping us with this program. Make sure you stop in and have some fun this summer.