Kids

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

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H.E.A.L* w/ Baxter Memorial Library

Summer Reading & Discovery Program 2021

*Healthy Eating, Active Living

Youth Services Summer Reading 2021 has begun! We are excited to have outdoor programming this year. Check out our event calendar for an overview of all of the programs we will offer June through August. Come on in to grab your reading logs to record your reading to earn cool prizes! We have programs for all ages!



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Virtual Programming to Enjoy this Summer

Beginning Ukulele with Mr. Jeff

Learn how to play the ukulele on Facebook 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.

Virtual STEAM Time with Ms. Deb

Join Ms. Deb on Facebook for a virtual STEAM activity. Activities are geared toward K-5 learners and require minimal supplies that you’ll likely have right on-hand at home.

Book Bites

Are you ready to grab a book from Youth Services but having trouble deciding what to pick up? We are here to help! Check out our new series called Book Bites on our YouTube channel. Don’t miss out on our great reviews!


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!


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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 may be closed, but their educational staff have been continuing to create learning experiences and play activities for you and your family. Click on the link to view videos about fossils, animal homes, shadow puppets, and turtle yoga.


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