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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 summer schedule:  StoryTimeSummer2017

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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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Award Winners

2017 Lupine Award Four titles received recognition through the 2017 Lupine Award honoring living authors or illustrators who are residents of Maine or who have created a work prominently featuring Maine. The award was first given in 1989 and is sponsored by the Youth Services Section of the Maine Library Association. Some Writer! by Melissa …

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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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Summer Reading Lists

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has developed Summer Reading Lists with new and exciting titles! Each list is available to download for free. We have many of these books available at the library, but if not, you can order any book through interlibrary loan. Birth – Preschool Kindergarten – 2nd grade 3rd through 5th …

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