Children's Programs & Activities

Story Times

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Winter/Spring
Story Time Schedule 2016
January 12th-May 26th
Please call or come in to register!

 

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 finger plays. Movement activities enriched with props will facilitate imagination and growth. A simple craft will also be provided.

Preschool- For Ages 3-6 years old

Tuesdays: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. with Katie
Thursdays: *9:30 to 10:15 a.m. with Katie *New Time!!!

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).

 Reading With Rosie
Wednesday @ 4:00 pm
May 4th & May 25th

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Rosie the Reading Dog will be visiting the library on the first and last Wednesday of the month, during our Book to Movie Group, at 4:00 pm. Children will have an opportunity to read and interact with Rosie during her visit.

 

 LEGO CLUB
Mondays 3:00-7:30 p.m.

Lego Picture

All ages are welcome to have fun with our new collection of LEGOs. There is no pre-registration required for this program.  Please do not bring your own LEGOs.   We have plenty for all.   We’ll start off with a fun challenge question then have free play.  The LEGO creations made each week will be on display in the Kent Room Saturday.  Check out our Facebook page to see the photos! Thank you to the LEGO Foundation and the Maine State Library for donating the LEGOs!

Book To Movie Young Reader Group
The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 1: The Field Guide
Wednesday, May 4th @4:00-5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 25th @ 4:00-5:30 pm

 

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This group will meet the first and last week of the month. The chosen book will be distributed at the beginning of the month and the movie will be watched the last week of the month. Crafting and writing projects are also included. This group is for children ages 7-12 years old. Sign-up is required.

 

2016 Summer Reading Calendar

Summer Reading Calender 1Summer Reading Calender 2

 

 

 

Museum Passes

dover-museum 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.