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

November Story Adventures begin on Nov. 2nd!

November Story Adventures (2yrs-5yrs), Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Join Ms. Heidi and Mr. Jeff as they lead families in activities on the lawn.  Each week will be different and will include a book, a movement break, an activity, and fun! It may get cold and Maine weather is tough but we are tougher! If we get extreme weather we will cancel. Just look on our Facebook page or call the library at 222-1190 if you question whether we will be holding the program that day.  Dress for adventure and warmth.  

Masks recommended when social distancing isn’t possible.

Program is geared toward families and caregivers with children 2 through 5 years old.

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Virtual Programming to Enjoy this Fall

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!


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