Children's Room

Children's Literacy Programs:

The Children’s Room offers regular literacy programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as special program throughout the year such as our summer reading challenge, nature and science programs and book events. Our regular school year programs engage our youngest museum patrons through stories, songs, games, and crafts. For toddlers our story hour promotes speech and listening skills though repetition and fun challenges. Our preschool program assists in the development of early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. And our programs for babies stimulate language development and increase their capacity for learning. For an up to date schedule of our weekly and special programs, See below


Cupcake Decorating Wars
August 11th 1:00 p.m.

Ages 10 and up. *Registration required*(Register at the Children's Room Desk)


Conjuring Carroll Buildings Block Magic Show
August 8th 3:00 p.m.

Magician Conjuring Carroll will perform a spectacular magic show for kids of all ages. This show will be the finale for our summer reading program "Building a Better World".

Snacks in the Stacks
July 12th 3:00 p.m.

Nancy from the Eat Well Nutrition program at the UMaine Cooperative Extension will lead hands on demonstrations on making delicious, easy, and healthy snacks to help build a better you!


Crafternoon
July 11th at 2:30 p.m.

For ages 10 and up. Enjoy craft making including melty beads!!


Building Workshop with Home Depot
July 11th at 10:00 a.m.

This building program, sponsored by Home Depot, is for ages 5 and up. *Registration required* (Register at the Children's Room Desk)

Builders Afternoon for ages 5 and up
July 3 & 10 August 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a builders hour with hands on building activities along with building games on our WiiU.

All Ages Story Time
Friday June 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, August 4 & 11 10:00 a.m.

The children's room staff uses a combination of their expertise in baby, toddler, and preschool story times to present a fun story time for all ages full of songs, movement and stories!

SCALES AND TALES - CHEWONKI PROGRAM
June 28, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Many people conjure up images of slimy skin and bloodthirsty monsters when they hear the word "reptile". This hands-on program works to dispel some of those fears by allowing students to examine snake skins, turtle shells, skeletons, and other unique reptilian artifacts.


Little Builders
June 29 June 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, August 3 & 10
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. for ages 4 and under

Come join us for a playing and building program. Play with Mega Bloks and Duplo blocks while socializing and making new friends!

WEDNESDAY LOUNGE
June 7 & 21
Join us on Wednesdays for after school "lounge", where tweens and teens can be themselves. A safe and fun space for homework, socializing and/or participating in various group activities. Drop in for ten minutes for stay for an hour.

Pokemon League
June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
July 6, 23, 20 & 27

The Pokemon League meets Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Deering Room. League follows school schedule, if there is no school due to vacation or a snow day the Pokemon League will not meet.

A Pokemon League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game and have some fun. Using your own cards you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokemon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.