For a listing of Youth Services Programs and Events click here
Summer Reading and Discovery Program
Starting on June 15th you will be able to sign up for the Summer Reading and Discovery Program (SRDP).
Click here 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!
Nature Walk & Scavenger Hunts
Want to add an extra layer of excitement to your walks? Mr. Jeff has fun-filled scavenger hunts for you to take along on your device. Can you find everything on the list? Print it off at home or have it downloaded onto a your device. (All Ages Event)
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Links to resources and content geared for 7-12th grade.
It’s not easy being a teen! Visit the NAMI site for resources on topics such as: suicide prevention, Equality, Covid-19, Racism, and more!
Click for info on sex, relationship, your body and more!
Ready to earn your driver’s license? Click here to learn how to prepare for the written test, vision test, and road exam.
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
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.
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.
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