Children's Programs & Activities

Story Times

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Story Time Schedule 2016
September 6th – December 22nd
Registration is required

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 – 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

Tuesdays: 1:30-2:15 p.m. with Katie
Thursdays: 9:30-10:15 a.m. with Katie
Each story time is based around a theme and includes picture books, flannel board stories, finger plays, 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 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:

Story Times/Programs: Will be open to library members first. If you are not a member, you will be placed on a wait list and contacted if space becomes available. If you are not a resident of Eliot, it is $25.00 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 5-7 minutes 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 perimeters when selecting and attending programs. Stories and activities are selected and designed with those perimeters 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
Begins September 12th 

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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!

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

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 Popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own beverage or water bottle.
Featured Films:
September- The Lego Movie
October- Angry Birds
November- The Jungle Book
December- Alice Through the Looking Glass

Mini Movie Magic
Last Wednesday of the month
5:00-5:45 p.m. begins September 28th

Join us as we bring books to life through mini movies, creative play and crafts. Some of the featured books and short films will include, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Snowy Day and many more. This program is designed for children ages 3-7 years old. Sign-up is required.

Thursday Tinker Club
Thursdays 2:30-3:30 p.m. 
Begins September 8th


 Using ingenuity and the material provided, participants will have the opportunity to solve a new, open-ended design challenge each week. We will be learning about the design process, basic physics and engineering, and how to use creativity to find a solution to problems. All tinkerers, makers and creators ages 7 & up are welcome to attend. Sign-up is required.

Board Game Bonanza
2nd Saturday of the month
10:00-11:00 a.m. begins September 10th 

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Three board games will be put on display for families to stop in and play. Try out some new games and revisit the classics. Fun for all ages!

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.