Youth Services

SPECIAL PROGRAMS | WEEKLY PROGRAMS | MONTHLY PROGRAMS


SPECIAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Mar. 2 @ 3:30 p.m. | Read Across America Story Time & Craft
Celebrate Read Across America Day with us! We’ll read some classic picture books, sing some songs, and make our own bookmarks.

 

Mar. 17 @ 6 p.m. | Parent Café
An hour of peer-to-peer constructive discussion for parents & caregivers. Children are encouraged to stay at home with a caregiver.

 

Mar. 19 @ 2 p.m. | SKCDC Collage Craft
Join Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation and make your own collage while learning about the organizations services and programs for families.

 

Mar. 20 & 21 @ 10 a.m. | Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Drop off your favorite stuffed animal or toy at the library for a sleepover between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mar. 20th, then pick them up the next morning (Mar. 21st) between 10 & 11 a.m., when we’ll share snacks, a story or two, and pictures of your friends’ overnight adventures.


WEEKLY PROGRAMS

Mondays @ 10:00 a.m. | Wiggle Worms
Music, movement, stories, and more for children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers.

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. | Toddler Time
Our lap sit program helps your child develop language and literacy skills by singing songs, sharing books, and learning nursery rhymes, while interacting with other children and caregivers.

Tuesdays @ 3:00 p.m. | LEGOs at the Library
Free-form LEGO build for children 5 and older.

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. | Family Story Time
A weekly program that readies your child for Kindergarten by sharing stories, educational activities and art projects. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Wednesdays @ 3:00 p.m. | LEGO Build
Structured LEGO time with a different theme each week. For children 5 and up.

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m. | Thoughtful Thursday Play
Come join us as we share stories, songs, and fun for children ages 3-5 with their parents or caregivers. Thoughtful Thursdays are all about exploring topics like identifying & managing feelings, learning techniques to focus & calm down, expressing gratitude, and more. Calming activities include yoga, mindful breathing, and arts & crafts.

Fridays @ 10:00 a.m. | Incredible Infants
A weekly program for babies from birth to 1 year and their parents or caregivers. Designed to support babies’ language development and learning by experiencing repetitive songs, lap bounces, finger plays and stories.


MONTHLY PROGRAMS

1st Mondays of the month @ 6:00 p.m. | Rockin’ Readers
A book group for curious readers age 8 to 12. Parents are welcome to join. Call the library to see what we are reading next and how to get a copy.

1st Mondays of the month @ 7:00 p.m. | Avid Readers
A book group for kids 11 & 12 who enjoy challenging books. Call the library to see what we are reading next and how to get a copy.

1st Thursdays of the month @ 3:30 p.m. | The Lab
STEAM-powered activities for children 6 to 12.

    • Thurs. Mar. 7: March Madness

2nd Wednesdays of the month @ 6:00 p.m. | Food For Thought
Children 3 to 8 with an adult are invited to share books, recipes, food, and fun! For this program, each child and parent sign-up to host one session where they: choose food-related books for the group to read together; bring the food as a snack to share; lead a discussion on books and/or recipes; and provide a related activity.

    • Wed. Mar. 11: TBD

2nd Mondays of the month @ 3:30 p.m. | Barks & Books
Read to your favorite therapy dogs. For readers 6 and older. Registration required.

    • Mon. Mar. 9
    • Mon. Apr. 13
    • Mon. May 11
    • Mon. Jun. 8

3rd Thursdays of the month @ 6:00 p.m. | Tween Scene
A different themed activity each month for tweens ages 8 to 12.

    • Thurs. Mar. 19: I Survived at the Library