Upcoming Events

Nov
24
Fri
10:00 am FAMILY STORYTIME!
FAMILY STORYTIME!
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Storytime: Bring your children to storytime, this one geared towards children ages 0-4. Families in all forms are welcome at Family Storytime. Children will engage with parents or caregivers through stories, song and rhyme. Following storytime, families are invited to stay and visit with [...]
Nov
25
Sat
1:00 pm Make Your Own Gifts 4: Felted St...
Make Your Own Gifts 4: Felted St...
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
In our final Make Your Own Gifts workshop we will be recycling old wool sweaters, shirts, and blankets into beautiful holiday ornaments and stockings. Please register for this workshop at the library or call 647-2472. Templates will be available, but please bring any old wool [...]

Youth Services

Welcome to the Youth Services 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!

We would like to introduce our new Youth Services Librarian, Samantha Zawistowski! Samantha is excited to explore programming and outreach opportunities with kids and families in our community, and she is looking forward to meeting you! Her achievements include earning the Gold Star in Girl Scouts and receiving her B.A. in Anthropology from Adelphi University. Please stop in and say hello to Miss Samantha!

Special Programs and Events:

4-H STEM WORKSHOP! Interested in engineering? Would you like to make things that move? Join our new STEM WORKSHOP! This workshop will be run by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and will take place over five Fridays: November 3rd, November 10th, November 17th, December 1st, and December 8th, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. here at the library. Space is limited, so please register. For more information, call 647-2472, or check out this flyer:
4HSTEMPrograms2017

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 , Space.com , 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

Materials:

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.

STEAM Saturdays program takes place every third Saturday. Preregistration is required. Please inquire at the Youth Services 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.