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SUMMER READING 2019

Join us for our summer reading program!  It begins on June 17th and there will be programs at all of our sites.  We will start getting the schedule on the website at the beginning of June.  Return to this page and find out about guest readers at Preschool Story Time, activities at all of our branches and other programs.  

Remember – Reading is habit forming – so enjoy books all summer!

Upcoming Events:
Jun25
Preschool Story Time - Guest Reader
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories with special guest readers on Tuesdays at 10:30. This week: Amanda Panda
Jun25
Story Time & Craft
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Pat Crowley-Rockwell will be sharing stories and a fun craft on Tuesday evenings this summer.
Jun27
Bead Crafts
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Burbank Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Join us to kick off summer by creating with beads! Children and families will be taught a woven bead craft and will be able to make fun beaded jewelry too!
Jun27
Garden Craft and Seedling Planting
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Join us to celebrate summer. Children will plant a seedling that they may take home. We will also craft beautiful tissue paper flowers.
Jul02
Preschool Story Time - Guest Reader
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories with special guest readers on Tuesdays at 10:30 This week: Kelley Blue, Teen Librarian
Jul02
Story Time & Craft
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Pat Crowley-Rockwell will be sharing stories and a fun craft on Tuesday evenings this summer.
Jul09
Preschool Story Time - Guest Reader
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories with special guest readers on Tuesdays at 10:30 This week: Meg Gray, Science and Technology Librarian
Jul09
Story Time & Craft
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Pat Crowley-Rockwell will be sharing stories and a fun craft on Tuesday evenings this summer.
Jul10
Celebrating Summer - Cooking with Genevieve Johnson
10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Celebrate the return of summer with artist and educator Genevieve Johnson as she leads children and adults through culinary stories and creates original receipes inspired by the text.
Jul11
Tide Globes and Hermit Crabs
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Burbank Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Summer crafting at Burbank continues with ocean inspired crafts! Come and create one-of-a-kind tide globes, and hermit crab collages too!
Jul11
Fish Printing
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Kids & Families Come and create a unique fish print at the Riverton Branch Library as part of the library’s summer reading program, I ♥ Reading in Portland: Camp Out!
Jul16
Preschool Story Time - Guest Reader
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories with special guest readers on Tuesdays at 10:30. This week: Girl Scouts (Meghan Jellison)
Jul16
Story Time & Craft
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Pat Crowley-Rockwell will be sharing stories and a fun craft on Tuesday evenings this summer.
Jul18
Make Your Own Buttons & Bookmarks
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Burbank Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Wear your art on your sleeve! Design your own buttons to wear and share! We'll teach you how to make fun bookmarks too! All supplies are included.
Jul18
Kid's Crafternoon at Riverton
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Caregivers and parents can choose from a stimulating array of projects to craft with your kids. All the tricky cutting will already be done so that it's sure to be nothing but FUN!
Jul23
Preschool Story Time - Guest Reader
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories with special guest readers on Tuesdays at 10:30 This week: Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine (Reba Askari)
Jul23
Story Time & Craft
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Pat Crowley-Rockwell will be sharing stories and a fun craft on Tuesday evenings this summer.
Jul24
Fish Printing
10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Come and create a unique fish print at the Peaks Island Branch Library, as part of the library’s summer reading program, I ♥ Reading in Portland: Camp Out!
Jul25
Make Your Own Bubble Wands
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs Come and create a unique, nature inspired bubble wand. We supply the sticks, wire and beads and you supply the creativity! Each child will go home with a bubble wand and a bottle of bubbles.
Jul30
Preschool Story Time - Guest Reader
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories with special guest readers on Tuesdays at 10:30 This week: Betsy Thompson -Author and Illustrator