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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Recommended Websites

Some fun websites that you can enjoy with your children: Chickadee Award Maine Student Book Award Free Rice 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

Thursdays at 10:30am 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: StoryTimeWinter2020

Children Book Awards

The winners of the 2019 Maine Student Book Award book are Refugee by Alan Gratz. For runners up and to see next year’s list, go to the MSBA website at   The winner of the 2019 Chickadee Award is Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating and Marta Alvarez Miguens. For runners up and to …

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.

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