Children's Programs & Activities

Story Times


Winter/Spring Story Time

January 6th – May 28th 2015

Please call or come in to register!

There will be no 1:30 Preschool Story Time on March 17 or April 21.

Lapsit Squirm & WiggleFor infants birth to 18 months

Tuesdays: 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. with Hilary

Through board books, rhymes, songs and creative movement, this story time will enhance and nurture your child’s curious mind and developing mobility.

Toddler Time – For ages 18-36 months

Tuesdays: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. with Hilary

This program encourages children and their grownups to actively participate in stories, songs and fingerplays. Movement activities enriched with props will facilitate imagination and growth. A simple craft will be provided.

Preschool – For ages 3-6 years

Tuesdays: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with Nicole

Thursdays: 10:30-11:30 a.m. with Hilary

Each story time is based around a theme and includes picture books, flannel board stories, fingerplays and a craft. Parents/caregivers are welcome to join the program or make it an independent activity (please do not leave the library).

Chickadee Club continues on Jan. 27, Feb 3 & 10.

Kindergarten – 4th grade

Tuesdays:  3:45-4:45

Drop in on Tuesdays and have fun with this year’s Chickadee Award nominees.  Every week we’ll read a new Chickadee book together and do a fun activity.  There is no pre-registration required for this program.

 About the Chickadee Award

The Chickadee Award is a picture book award program for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. This award is given annually to one of ten picture books nominated by a committee of teachers, librarians, and early literacy professionals. Each year the books are chosen from those published in the previous year and are selected because they present a solid original story and artwork that supports and extends the text.  Voting takes place in school and public libraries in March.




Museum Passes


Thanks to the Friends of the William Fogg Library, we are able to offer memberships to these area museums and attractions, and as a result, get free museum passes. Please sign up for a pass at the front desk.

  •  Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Historic New England–range of locations
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME


Thanks to Kennebunk Savings Bank, we can also offer passes to these museums and attractions:

  •  Museum of Science, Boston
  • Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH
  • Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH


Lectures & Special Programs

These will be posted on our Home page under What’s Happening at the Library as they are scheduled. Please also look for our quarterly newsletter, mailed to your home if you are an Eliot resident, and also posted on this website. Flyers about upcoming programs are also posted at the library and around town.