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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

Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.lib.me.us/children/

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!) …

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Story Time

Share the enjoyment of books and reading at preschool Story Time. It is a fun and safe environment for children and parent or caregiver to share time together at the library and to make new friends. There will be stories, songs, games, crafts, and a snack. See the schedule:  StoryTimeFall2017

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Lego Club

Mondays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Lego Club is open to children ages 5 to 15 years old, but we ask that parents/guardians be present for the full hour. This is a time for children to get together with other children and build new, stronger relationships, but it is also a time for parents and guardians to …

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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 …

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Discovery Kits

The library has 14 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 …

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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.

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Diverse Book Finder

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

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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 …

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