Children's Room

Children's Literacy Programs:

The Children’s Room offers regular literacy programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as special program throughout the year such as our summer reading challenge, nature and science programs and book events. Our regular school year programs engage our youngest museum patrons through stories, songs, games, and crafts. For toddlers our story hour promotes speech and listening skills though repetition and fun challenges. Our preschool program assists in the development of early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. And our programs for babies stimulate language development and increase their capacity for learning. For an up to date schedule of our weekly and special programs, See below


ABC Kids
Saturdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26 June 2, 9, 16 & 23
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Thornton Academy is now offering an early learning
program for kids ages 3-6 whose parents want to get a head start on kindergarten level basics. Our student mentors want to teach your child how to count, read, and learn. While laying the groundwork for preschool or kindergarten, we hope to also build the framework for kids to learn and explore on their own!

Saco Bay Gardening Club Plant Sale
June 2
June 2nd, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Don't miss the annual Saco Bay Garden Club plant sale held on the Saco Museum grounds. Perennials, herbs, vegetable seedlings, baskets, children's table and more!

ANIME Club
May 25 June 29
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Interested in Anime? Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Join us for old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing. Meets the last Friday of each month.

WEDNESDAY LOUNGE
May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 June 6 & 13

Join us on Wednesdays for after school "lounge", where tweens and teens can be themselves. A safe and fun space for homework, socializing and/or participating in various group activities. Drop in for ten minutes for stay for an hour.

Pokemon League
May 10, 17 & 24 June 14 & 21

The Pokemon League meets the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday evening of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Deering Room.

A Pokemon League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game and have some fun. Using your own cards you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokemon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.

LAUGHING WITH LOIS: PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 June 5 & 12
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Bring your 3-5-year-old preschooler to the library every Tuesday morning for a reading adventure! This program involves children's literature, songs, and a craft project and is designed to help children develop early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. Deering Room, Dyer Library

ROMP & RHYME TODDLERS
May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 June 7 & 14
Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

This special program for our active younger patrons who are toddlers and walkers. It includes finger plays, songs, movement and stories with social time for parents and play time for children afterwards. Through repetition and fun challenges toddlers learn speech and listening skills. Make it part of your routine and join us every Thursday morning! Deering Room, Dyer Library

LITTLE WIGGLER BOOKS AND BABIES
May 4, 11, 18 & 25 June 1, 8 & 15
Fridays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

We welcome our very youngest library patrons (prewalkers) every Friday morning for baby bounces, songs, and stories in the Deering Room, with social and play time afterwards. This program stimulates language development and increases your baby's capacity for learning. Deering Room, Dyer Library