Due to a staffing shortage at the Library we will need to alter our hours of operation.  

Today and Thursday May 19th -- open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Friday May 20th -- open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday May 21st and Monday May 23rd -- CLOSED

We hope to resume normal hours on Tuesday May 24th. Should anything change we will be sure to send another update. 

We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we work through this shortage!
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Educational Links

Covid Education for Children

Coronavirus a Book for Children about Covid
This free illustration book is available through Nosy Crow and will help explain key questions that ages 5 to 9 may be asking. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the free digital copy of this book.

 

NASA Kid's Club

NASA Kids' Club
Help your kid join the NASA Kids' Club where they can play fun games, check out cool new finds, and explore all of NASA's available topics and missions specifically designed with kids in mind.

 

Seacoast Science Center

Seacoast Science Center
Check out this kid friendly learning connection site available through the Seacoast Science Center!

 

Strawbery Banke Museum

Strawbery Banke Museum Virtual Baby Animals
Meet all the incredibly cute animals available online at the Strawbery Banke Museum!

 

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Fieldtrips
Join the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for fun virtual fieldtrips to the Maine Wildlife Park and Swan Island. You can also check out some of their past presentations for some informative lessons on wildlife!

 

Scholastic

Scholastic Book Builder Toolkit
Check out this great list of book building tools that Scholastic has put together! If you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's writing and comprehension skills have them write a short story and build a book with one of these awesome sites.


At Home Activities

Dav Pilkey

Draw with Dav Pilkey
Join Dav Pilkey at home as he teaches you how to draw some of your favorite characters! You can also build a comic with Cat Kid or visit Dog Man Island at Home Base.

 

100 At Home Activities

Entertain Kids on a Dime
Check out this awesome list of how to entertain your kids at home with offline activities and materials you may already own!

 

Learn in Color

Learn in Color at Home Activities
Check out these awesome educational indoor activities available in offline format for you to try at home with your children!


Free Book Links

Abdo Books

Abdo Books
Click here for a large collection of free available digital books available for children of all ages!

 

Storyline Online

Storyline Online
Storyline online has a vast collection of free online picture books for children that are offered in read aloud format. There are suggested age limits and you can even search by reader if your kid is a fan of someone specific.

 

Audible

Audible Stories
Discover incredible read-a-loud books available on Audible Stories!


Online Games

PBS Kids

PBS Kids
Where kids can play free reading games and activities with their parents, teachers, and caregivers!

 

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is a new animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 which builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers™ Neighborhood. This new series, for a new generation of children, tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers™ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.

 

Disney Now

Disney Junior!
Fun games, stories, music, videos, and more - all with your favorite Disney characters!

 

National Geographic

Kids National Geographic Games
Play "Big Gulp", where you guide your mouse through some twisty SNAKE mazes. Or, try the "River Explorer", or "Cranberry Swing". If you're really feeling smart today, check out the Anagram Farm. I'll bet you can't solve the puzzles without at least one hint!

 

Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid
Fun science games and interactive videos. Games include "Let's fly", "Red Light / Green Light", "Weather Surprise", "Snowflake Match", and more. Give it a try!

 

Magic Tree House

Magic Tree House
The first Magic Tree House book was published in 1992, introducing the world to Jack and Annie, a brother and sister who discover a magical tree house filled with books. In Dinosaurs Before Dark, the tree house takes them on their first journey, an adventure in prehistoric times. Since then, the magic tree house has whisked Jack and Annie -- and lucky readers! -- on many more adventures through time to different places around the world.

 

Star Fall

Starfall
Where kids can play free reading games and activities with their parents, teachers, and caregivers!