Children's Programs & Activities

Storytimes

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Summer
Storytime Schedule 2019
June 18th – August 29th
Registration is required

Toddler – For ages 18-36 months

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

Explore! – For ages 3-6 years

Tuesdays: 1:30-2:15 p.m. with Maureen
With a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math), this storytime will incorporate books and songs alongside hands-on learning activities and games.

Nest – For ages 0-18 months

Thursdays: 9:30-10:30 a.m. with Laurel
A nurturing environment for caregivers and babies to bond and grow.

Family – For children up to age 6

Thursdays: 10:45-11:15 a.m. with Laurel
An opportunity to be fully present with your family using yoga, meditation, stories, and sensory boxes.

Story Time and Programming Policies:

Cancellation: If the school is canceled due to inclement weather, storytime 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.

Storytimes/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.

Storytimes/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 1:00-7:00 pm  

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Exercise your imagination with free play or test yourself with the weekly building challenge.  The LEGO creations made each week will be on display in the Kent Room. We provide 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
Wednesday, July 3rd, July 24th, August 7th, August 21st
5:00-7:00 p.m. 

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Check our event calendar for movie titles!
Popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own beverage or water bottle.

 

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.