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


LITTLE BUILDERS
Thursday, April 18,
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
For ages 4 and under. Come build and have fun with blocks!

COLLECTIVE MOTION DANCE
Tuesday, April 23,
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Come learn some new dance moves with the Collective Motion Dance Center. Deering Room.

ANIME CLUB
Thursday, April 11,
3:30PM-5:00PM
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.

POKEMON LEAGUE
Thursdays, April 11, 18 & 25,
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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. Deering Room, Dyer Library.

WEDNESDAY LOUNGE
Wednesdays, April 3, 10 & 24,
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Starting September 26th, Wednesday - 5th grade only. 5th grade and up starting on Oct. 3rd. 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.

LAUGHING WITH LOIS: PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 23 & 30,
10:00 a.m. - 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

LEGO CLUB
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 23 & 30,
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Calling children of all ages who love Legos! Join the after school lego club to create and build. Legos are provided. Children aged 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

ROMP & RHYME STORY TIME
Thursdays, April 4, 11 & 25,
10:00 a.m. - 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 WIGGLERS
Fridays, April 5, 12 & 26,
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
We welcome our very youngest library patrons (pre-walkers) 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

OPEN MIC POETRY
Thursday, April 18,
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come share some poetry at our open mic event! Ages 10 & up. Deering Room.

LET THE SUN SHINE SCIENCE PROGRAM
Wednesday, April 17,
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This preschool science program is all about the sun! We Will explore the difference between night and day. We will also create our own sundial and UV ray solar designs. Deering Room

SEASONAL WILDLIFE ADAPTATIONS
Tuesday, April 16,
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
How do the wildlife in Maine survive our bone-chilling winters? The Center for Wildlife will demonstrate the special tools animals use to survive the extreme cold, heat, wind and other elements. We will also get some tips on how to spot and help our local wildlife. For all ages. Deering Room.