Children's Room

Children's Literacy Programs:

The Children’s Room offers regular literacy programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as special program throughout the year such as our summer reading challenge, nature and science programs and book events. Our regular school year programs engage our youngest museum patrons through stories, songs, games, and crafts. For toddlers our story hour promotes speech and listening skills though repetition and fun challenges. Our preschool program assists in the development of early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. And our programs for babies stimulate language development and increase their capacity for learning. For an up to date schedule of our weekly and special programs, See below


February Vacation Activities 2/19-2/23
We are closed on 2/19 for President's Day

Afternoon Games - Tuesday, 2/20 1:30-4:30: We will have board games and puzzles for families to enjoy.
High Touch High Tech of Maine - Wednesday, 2/21
Preschool Age program: Bear Hibernation - 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
School-age age program: ChemFun - 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Stuffie Story Time - Thursday, 2/22 at 10:30am: Bring your stuffies for fun with songs, scarves, dancing, and stories!!

Dancing at the Library - Thursday, 2/22 4-4:30pm: Join us for a free performance with CMAC Dance Company at the Dyer Library. This unique performance includes a short dance class for audience members. Get rid of those winter blues with a dance party!

Story time and Crafts with Local Author Janine Salevsky - Friday, 2/23 at 10:30: join Janine as she reads from her book featuring her daughters drawings and make fairy lights afterwards geared for ages 3-10 years old.

Children's Library Programs
Tuesdays, Feb. 6th, 13th, 27th, 10:30 a.m. - Junior Engineers. Storytime and STEM for ages 3-5 (but all are welcome) Feel free to come when you can during the timeslot! High Tech High Touch will be presenting Weather- Lightning and storms on 1/16 at 11:00am after Jr. Engineers

Tuesday, Feb. 27th, 4:30 p.m. - Bookies & Cookies. Tween/Teen Book Club. We will be discussing Choose Your Own Adventure Books!

Wednesdays, Feb. 7th, 14th, 28th, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - LEGO Challenge for all ages. A new building challenge every week!

Thursdays, Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th, 10:30 a.m. - Romp & Rhyme Storytime. Songs, rhyme and stories followed by free play time.

Thursdays, Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th, 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. - Pokemon Club. Participants can drop in, get matched up, or if new to the card game, can learn how to play! No sign up required, just drop in!

Thursday, Feb. 15th, 2:30 p.m. - Crafternoon. We have a monthly Crafternoon session every Third Thursday of the month in the Deering Room.

Fridays, Feb. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 10:30 a.m. - Wee Readers. Baby story time with songs, bouncing and more!