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Summer Reading and Discovery Program
Starting on June 15th you will be able to sign up for the Summer Reading and Discovery Program (SRDP). Check back here for a link to register. Click here to use the tracker form we’ve provided or make your own!
The goal this summer is to complete 12 hours of reading and 4 discovery activities. Discovery activities can be experiences like: take a walk, try a new vegetable, plant a seed, pick up trash, write a letter to a friend, participate in a virtual library program, etc. Get creative!
The Friends of Baxter Memorial Library has made a pledge to donate $1 for every child who completes the Summer Reading and Discovery Program, up to $1,000! Wow! It’s up to you kids to try to raise as much money as possible for one of these great local charities and you get to choose which charity receives your donation. Choices are: the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP), Gorham Food Pantry or Gorham BackPack Program. At the end of the summer all SRDP finishers will also be entered into a raffle for one of ten $10 Gift Cards to our wonderful local bookstore, The Bookworm! Make sure you register on our website so we can put your name in for the raffle.
Tuesday – Friday, Daily at 2P.M.
Mr. Jeff will be reading a popular juvenile fiction title every Tuesday-Friday throughout April. Join him on Facebook at 2pm as he reads Frindle, Holes, the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and the Wild Robot. Currently reading: The Wild Robot
Links to resources and content geared for 7-12th grade.
TumbleBooks, a world leader in online book databases, has generously given free access to public libraries and their patrons through August 31st, 2020. You can access TumbleBooks through these direct links:
Teen Book Cloud
grades 7-12 eBooks
Audio Book Cloud
Scholastic has curated a free digital learning hub designed to support virtual learning plans. Scholastic Learn At Home allows open access to daily learning journeys divided into four grade spans: Pre-K-K, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6-9+.
College Board is ready to prepare you for the SATs and PSATs by providing these practice tests. Eight full-length practice tests are available for free, both online and on paper. Six of the eight practice tests have previously been used as actual SATs.
Epic Reads is an excellent source for YA fiction. Check out the most anticipated monthly reads, take quizzes, join a book club, and discover a world of reading!
Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Teen Book Finder Database. Download the app to your Android or iPhone for free. Allows instant access to information regarding nearly 4,000 titles of YA literature. Search by author, title, or award to find your next great read. Once you find what you are looking for check to see if the book is available in Teen Book Cloud or the CloudLibrary
Are you interested in improving your creative writing skills? Are you experiencing writer’s block during an essay? These websites are filled with tips, tricks, and great ideas to help you complete your goal.
PBS’s NOVA and NATURE are educational and entertaining videos covering a variety of scientific topics. Recent episodes are available to watch free, for a limited time.
While schools are closed, Audible is offering instant access to their collection of children and teen audiobooks – free of charge. Choose from an enormous collection of stories, including titles recorded in six different languages. Stream on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.
NAMI has a Teen Text Support Line at 207-515-8398. It’s staffed every day from Noon to 10 PM by people between 19- 23 years of age.
Teen Programs at Baxter Memorial Library
Ages 11 – 18
Join us as we enhance our chess skills and enjoy the game.
2nd Tuesday of the Month, 3 PM – 5 PM – Suspended until further notice – check back for updates