Children

We encourage Library use by children and young adults. We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for children in our Children’s Room on the 2nd floor.

Please read our Children’s Room Policy.

5 Tips for a Successful Trip to the Library with a Toddler – Simple tips for preparing your toddler for their first visit to the library.

Ways a Parent Can Help With READING pdf

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Firefly Hollow

By Alison McGhee and illustrated by Christopher Denise. Ms. Barb reads the book with permission from Simon & Schuster. You can listen to each chapter below or Subscribe More chapters will be added as soon as I can get to it.

Summer Reading 2020

IMAGINE YOUR STORY – Kids can pick up a Summer Reading calendar at the library or print one from the link below. Every day this summer that you read for at least 30 minutes, make a mark on that date on this calendar. You can read the book yourself or have the book read aloud …

Recommended Websites

Some fun websites that you can enjoy with your children: Chickadee Award Maine Student Book Award Free Rice Code.org Once Upon a Time storytime TV shows form Belfast Free Library Storyline Online Robert Munsch Audio Books (Listen online or Download) Learn To Read ABCya Play & Learn (Try this is Spanish, German, or French for fun!) DK …

Story Time

Children’s programming, such as Story Time, will be suspended until the virus is well under control. All programs are cancelled until September 2020. We will reevaluate at that time.

Children Book Awards

The winner of the 2020 Maine Student Book Award is Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell! Two runners up: for 2nd place is Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, and in 3rd place is Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood. Learn more at https://msba.umeedu.maine.edu   The winner of the 2020 Chickadee Award is Can I Be …

Open eBooks

Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular children’s books. These eBooks are free and can be read without checkouts or holds. You will need to get an Access Code and PIN from the library. Ask for these at the Desk. Download the Open eBooks app on your Apple or Android device. Directions to get started. Note: The Android app does not work with a …

Discovery Kits

The library has Discovery Kits for parents, teachers, homeschoolers, and independent learners in the community to borrow and share with family and friends. Each kit contains a unique collection of multi-media materials including books, DVDs, games, and models chosen to appeal to a variety of learning styles and ages.  Discovery Kits may be borrowed by adults age …

50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12

Common Sense, who is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, has recently developed a list of 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12. Many of the books are available to borrow from the Liberty Library.

Diverse Book Finder

A tool designed to help you identify and explore multicultural picture books. https://diversebookfinder.org

67 Great Books

We agree with Geek Dad that “few things that you do are more important than reading to your kids early and often. The social science is in, vocabulary is a major predictor of cognitive development in your children. Reading to them is a great way to get them using the language centers of their brain. Plus some …

Engaging First Read Alouds

Often parents ask at Story Time for recommendations for read alouds to read to their preschool children. Ms. Barb composed this list of read alouds with some of her favorites. Engaging First Read Alouds