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Your Next (Great!) Read, the library’s popular reading advisory service, is now available for kids, teens and their caregivers! Just fill out a form, sit back, and wait for your customized selections of titles from Youth Services team.

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Our virtual programming includes Music&Storytelling on Tuesdays at 10:30 am, Learning with PPL on Thursdays at 10:30 am, and a Read Aloud weekdays at 6 pm. All videos can be found on our YouTube.

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There are book awards given each year that honor Maine authors and illustrators or books that focus on our state. There are other awards that are determined each year by Maine children.

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There are numerous awards granted each year for the best children’s books. Here are descriptions of the 5 most distinguished awards and their lists for present and past years.

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Can’t find your favorite book on the shelf? Here are some suggestions for read alikes of our most popular chapter books and graphic novels.

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Looking for recommendations of our favorite picture books about trucks and construction equipment? Or picture books about a new sibling in the family? The Children’s staff has curated lists of books on the most frequently asked for topics!

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Up Next at the Library:
Oct27
Sustainability Series: Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sustainability Series: Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change
Oct28
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park12:00pm - 1:00pm
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
Oct28
Teen Volunteers Information Session3:30pm - 4:30pm
S. Donald Sussman Teen Library
From the PPL blog:
Cozy Spooky Season: October Staff Picks
Calling all fans of pumpkins and page-turners! Here are our October Staff Picks.   More »
The Freedom to Read in Prison
Banned Books Week considers the freedom for everyone to read - including prison residents.   More »
Apple of My Pie: September Staff Picks
Our staff dives into reading ideas from our Children’s, Teen, and Adult Nonfiction.   More »
Contact the Librarian
Mary Peverada   Email »
Youth Services Director
(207) 871-1700 Ext. 707
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