Children's Room

After-School Story Time
for children in kindergarten through grade 3 on Tuesday afternoons from 3 to 4

Li'l Bookworms Story Time
for children ages 0-4 is held on Thursday mornings at 10

Children surround Miss Bonnie during Story Time.

Weekly Story Times

After-School--Tuesday afternoons 3-4 pm
Kindergarten through grade 3 students are invited to join a Story Time designed especially for them. Pembroke School students have the option of riding the afternoon school bus to the library on Tuesdays.

Li'l Bookworms--Thursday mornings at 10 am
For babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents/caregivers.

We also provide other Story Times that are enjoyed by students from Charlotte and Perry Schools.

"Manny and Lizzy: Friends Forever" Illustrator Rebeka Guiltner and author Tona Mareglia visited with the After-School Group on 11-1-22

Kids and Miss Bonnie had fun coloring beautiful illustrations taken from the
"Manny and Lizzy" book.

Lots of fun on Thursday morning Li'l Bookworms' Story Time.

Even mom has fun reading a new book to a couple of little girls.

Lots of fun painting and creating pigs after reading books about pigs.

Another mom and daughter reading books in the Children's Room.

This little one loves playing with one of our many toddler toys at Li'l Bookworms Story Time.

After reading Homer Price and The Doughnuts by Maine author, Robert McCloskey, these kids made their own doughnuts with Play-Do!

Learning to scoop pompoms; so fascinating to toddlers.

New Nature Book Collection for Children
A new series of general nature books, "Getting to Know...Nature's Children," has arrived in the Children's Room. Each book features two different topics like Turtles, Wolves, Bees, Zebras, Rhinoceros, Deer, Rabbits, Beavers and so many more.

New Books in the Children's Room

Just a sampling of the dozens and dozens of new picture books written by such authors as Robert Munsch, Eric Carle, Margery Williams, Cynthia Rylant and many others. Thank you to many friends for their generous donations. Please note: Dragon Boy on the far right was written and illustrated by Fabio Napoleoni, who grew up in Calais, ME.

Children Learn New Art Technique

In addition to listening to stories about Thanksgiving and participating in fun songs, children who attended a recent Bookmark Bunch story time learned how to use watercolor pencils by creating their own colorful turkeys.

Pembroke Firemen Visit
October is Fire Prevention Month and in 2021 Pembroke Volunteer Fire Dept. firemen, Brent Ellinwood and Pete Hilyard, brought two of their fire trucks to visit children at the library who participate in the Friday afternoon Bookmark Bunch Story Time. After Miss Bonnie read "The Fire Station" by Robert Munsch, the firemen demonstrated their equipment, explained the importance of a Family Fire Escape Plan and "Stop,Drop and Roll." Everyone then went outside for a close-up view and explanation of the fire trucks. Each child was invited to sit in the drivers seat of the big engine and pull the horn. What fun!

Picture Books and E-Z Readers were all relabeled to make it easier to find and replace books. The Juvenile Fiction section now features alphabetized dividers. Colorful signage has also been added to the walls.

First glimpse into the Children's Room

Many critters (hand puppets) live in the Puppet Tree

Juvenile Fiction (chapter books) and the Young Adult corner

A new section of graphic novels--more to come

Robin Willis visiting family in the area from NYC, spent a morning helping in the Children's Room.

Eddie Seeley, a student at UMO, spent several days this summer sorting and reshelving books in the Children's Room.