Children's Programs & Activities

Story Times

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Winter/Spring
Story Time Schedule 2018
January-May
Registration is required

Lapsit Squirm & WiggleFor infants birth to 18 months

Tuesdays: 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. with Miranda
Through board books, rhymes, songs, and creative movement, this story time will enhance and nurture your child’s curious mind and developing mobility.

Toddler – For ages 18-36 months

Tuesdays: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. with Miranda
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 also be provided.

Preschool – For ages 3-6 years

Tuesdays: 1:30-2:15 p.m. with Maureen
Thursdays: 9:30-10:15 a.m. with Maureen
Each story time is based around a theme and includes picture books, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and a simple craft. Parents/caregivers are welcome to join their children or make it an independent activity (Please do not leave the library).

Story Time and Programming Policies:

Cancellation: If the school is canceled due to inclement weather, story time and other children’s programming will not be held, even if the library is open. Please call for updated information or check our Facebook page or website. Library’s Phone #:
207-439-9437, Website: www.williamfogglibrary.org.

Story Times/Programs: Will be open to library members only. If you are not a member, you will be required to obtain a library card to attend programming at the library. If you are not a resident of Eliot, it is $52.00 a year to become a member of the William Fogg Public Library.

Registration is required for all children’s programming so that the library can guarantee adequate craft supplies, props, and space.

Story Times/Programs: Have a 5 minute grace start time. If you come to a program late, please be sure to enter the Kent Room quietly and take a seat at the back of the room.

Please be mindful of the age requirements when selecting and attending programs. Stories and activities are selected and designed with those parameters in mind. Younger siblings are welcome to participate if supplies and space are available.

 

It is our goal to create a welcoming and nurturing environment where your children can grow and learn.

 

Lego Club
Mondays 3:00-7:00 pm  

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We’ll start off with a fun building challenge then have free play.  The LEGO creations made each week will be on display in the Kent Room. We provided the Legos and you provide the imagination. Thank you to the LEGO Foundation and the Maine State Library for donating the LEGOs!

Family Movie Night
Co-hosted with PEEPS
1st Wednesday of the month
5:00-7:00 p.m. 

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 Popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own beverage or water bottle.
 

Mini Movie Magic
Last Wednesday of the month
5:00-5:45 p.m. 

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Join us as we bring books to life through mini-movies, creative play, and crafts.  This program is designed for children ages 3-7 years old. Sign-up is required.

 

Museum Passes

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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
  • 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.