Links for resources and content geared for birth-6th grade.

4-H Presents: Sustainable Fishing (Grades 3-5)

Wednesdays, March 22nd – April 12th, 3:30-4:30PM – In this series of engaging activities, participants will learn the difference between sustainable and unsustainable fishing practices. Through games, simulations and experiments participants will get to know what species are fished for in Maine, how to find them, and the challenges of maintaining both thriving fisheries and healthy ecosystems. Grades 3-5.

**Registration required. Call 222-1190 or sign up at the library.

Sign up to read to a Licensed Therapy Dog! (all ages)

Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30PM – Introducing… Pumba the Pug and Louise the Bullmastiff! These licensed Therapy Dogs will be joining Baxter the Standard Poodle for our Reading Dog lineup. One of the dogs will be available each Tuesday between 3:30-4:30pm. Call or visit the library for more information and sign-up for a 15 minute time slot.

Sewing Club (ages 7 and up)

Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30PM – Learn to sew. A variety of textile techniques and projects will be explored. Children aged 7 & up are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must have a parent or other caregiver, over age 14, in attendance. This activity is a drop in event; come when you can and leave when you must. 

Family Discovery Time (ages 2-5)

Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:45AM – Join us in the Youth Services program room for Family Discovery Time. This multi-age program (ages 2-5) will feature books, music, movement and a hands-on activity!  Please bring warm clothing for you and your child as some of the play may take place outside as weather permits.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when the schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Call the library at 222-1190 or visit our Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Baby Discovery Time (birth-18months)

Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:00AM – Join Ms. Dani in the youth services program room as she leads families in a fun baby story time! Enjoy books, babies, rhymes and songs together.  (Ages birth-18months).

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

Toddler Discovery Time (18months-3yrs)

Thursdays from 10:00 to 10:30AM – Join us in the Youth Services program room for Toddler Discovery Time. We will read books, sing songs, and move our bodies!  (Ages 18months – 3years).

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

Call the library at 222-1190 or visit Facebook for up-to-date information.

Let’s Move in Libraries Packs

Youth Services has added two fitness kits to our Let’s Move in Libraries collection. The fitness kits include: a speed and agility ladder, a beaded jump rope, a skip ball, a stopwatch, and a fitness log. Patrons can check out the new fitness kits in addition to the ones we currently circulate that contain everything you’d need to do yoga at home, bird watching, and dog training.  

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Virtual Programming

Beginning Ukulele with Mr. Jeff

Learn how to play the ukulele on YouTube with Mr. Jeff. Check out a ukulele at Baxter Memorial Library or just dust off the one you have hiding in your closet! We have added 8 ukuleles in a plethora of colors for you to borrow for up to 3 weeks.

Maine Trail Finder wants to help you get out and moving on local trails! Learn about hundreds of people-powered trails from Kittery to Fort Kent. Check out their calendar to discover events and activities happening around the state. Create a free account to keep track of your activity, tag your favorite trails, and bookmark the ones you want to do next. Your next adventure is waiting to be discovered!


The Maine Birthday Book StoryWalk is now open!  This StoryWalk celebrates the Maine Bicentennial and is a collaboration between Baxter Memorial Library, Gorham Parks and Recreation, Gorham Schools, and Shaw Brothers Construction.  Join the fun as you walk, read, and follow the StoryWalk signs* at beautiful Cherry Hill Farm Trail in Gorham, Maine.  Please maintain social distancing between family groups and masks are recommended when social distancing is difficult to maintain.

*Partially funded by a grant from the Maine Bicentennial Committee.

The Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine is open again! Newly located on Thompson’s Point in Portland, the museum invites you to explore Science, Culture, Visual Arts, and Community exhibits, view a production in Maddy’s Theatre, or check out their programs. There is no shortage of fun to be had! Visit their website to reserve a ticket and view their Covid-19 guidelines.

Raising Readers is a blog for both local and national resources for families created in response to COVID-19. Find content from performer Rick Charette, Maine author Lynn Plourde, the Maine State Library, and much more!

Storyline Online: streaming videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

Literacy Games Featuring Favorite Characters Pre-k to Elementary