Children’s Services

Welcome to the Children’s Department downstairs at the Bridgton Public Library! If you haven’t been to visit us in a while, we invite you to bring your family to the library and explore this great space dedicated to children and young adults. We have areas for all ages to read, discover and learn in. Our youngest patrons will find a great play space for imagining and exploring and our teens will find a separate room designated as a quiet space where they can log on to their devices, read, or study. We look forward to seeing you!

Special Programs and Events:

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE! Interested in learning more about the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE? We have books and other resources to answer your eclipse questions. Here are some great links from NASA , the American Astronomical Society , , and the National Parks Service with fun activities and information:

Eclipse 2017 NASA
Eclipse American Astronomical Society
Space Racers
Junior Rangers
Download the Eclipse Explorer Activity Booklet


We have a large collection of picture books, board books, easy readers, fiction and nonfiction for children of all ages and interests.  In addition we have several non-print collections which include DVDs, audiobooks, and activity kits.  Here is a small sampling of new additions to the collection.

Weekly Children’s Programs:

Family Storytime every Friday 10:00-11:00. This is a storytime for children ages 0-4 years. Families in all forms are welcome. Children will engage with parents or caregivers through stories, song and rhyme. Following storytime, families are invited to stay and visit with each other in the Meeting Room. No registration is required.

Reading Therapy Dog every Saturday at 1:00.  Preregistration is required. Please inquire at the Children’s Desk for more information.

STEAM Saturdays program takes place every third Saturday. Preregistration is required. Please inquire at the Children’s Desk for more information.

In addition to our ongoing programs, check out our calendar for events focusing on different and exciting topics each month. You can find a detailed schedule with dates and times on the calendar page of our website.