Links for resources and content geared for birth-6th grade.
May Story Adventures (ages 2-5)
May Story Adventures (2yrs-5yrs), Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am
Join Ms. Heidi and Mr. Jeff for an outdoor story time that features stories, singing, dancing and playing! We encourage all participants to come prepared for our changeable Maine weather by dressing for outdoor play. i.e. layering, wearing mud boots, and sunglasses.
Program is geared toward families and caregivers with children 2 through 5 years old.
Lets 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.
Virtual Programming to Enjoy this Spring
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.
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.
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.