Youth/Young Adult Services

Look what’s NEW in Youth Services!



This years theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD

This year Merrill Library challenges the children of Yarmouth to read 500,000 minutes!

Can you do it? We think you can!

Starting Monday June 19th you can sign up for summer reading

and start adding up those minutes!

After you read 100 minutes you will receive a free book.

After 500 minutes you will receive a free t-shirt!

Build a Better World Events

Mondays June 26 – July 17th 2-3 pm


Expand your writing skills read the book ‘Deadly Flowers’ and meet the

local author Sarah Thomson.

Sarah will be here on Friday July 7th

to do a writing workshop with all participants.

Wednesday June 23rd – August 9th 12 – 1pm


Each week we will do a different activity like,

learn about invasive species, create a nature journal and

discover microscopic life from the river and nature trails in Yarmouth.

Explore flight and rocketry, then build a rocket that you will launch on the last day!

We will meet at the stage area in Royal River Park 12-1 pm every Wednesday

Don’t forget the bug spray and sunscreen, and water!

Every Thursday and Friday 3-5pm


Come read in the Library and you can use those minutes to reach your Summer Reading goal!


Do you enjoy writing and reading?

Check out this new program available to students grades 5-8

This 4-week writing  program will start on

Monday June 26th and end Monday July 17th.

On Friday July 7th local author Sarah Thomson will join us for a writing workshop.

We will meet from 2pm – 3pm on all meeting days.

Registration is limited, so be sure to get your name on the list for this great program!


The Merrill Memorial Library Kids Book Group

It’s been a great run of the book group this year!

We read a 11 different titles! Books written in verse, graphic novels, historical fiction and some tried and true classics.

All of the Kid’s Book Group selections are being made into Book Totes for check out for other Book Groups and will be available very soon. Look for them in the Children’s Department.

I am looking forward to starting Book Group again come August, so if you are interested and have a book you would like the Group to read please let me know!

This Book Group is for children ages 8 and up.

Please contact Judy at the library if you have any questions. or call 846-4763

Kid’s Book Group Totes!

We have made available all of the titles that the kid’s have read in Book Group for check out!

Some of the titles available are, ‘Flora and Ulysses’ by Kate DiCamillo, ‘Ruby Holler’ By Sharon Creech and ‘Eleven’ by Patricia Reilly Giff. Ask for a complete list of available totes at the Circulation Desk. You can find the Totes in the Juvenile Chapter Book area near the Circulation Desk.

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Magic gaming will be taking place here at the library! Drop-in games every Friday from 2:45-4:30pm 



NEW! Dungeons and Dragons every Saturday from 11:00-2:00pm. Open to grades 4+. Drop in, no registration required.


 Other Announcements:

We will no longer be offering the Pokemon trading card game on Monday afternoons. Please see our Children & Youth Services calendar for other great upcoming programs.


 What You Can Find in our Collection:

Fiction and Non-Fiction books (including Maine Book Award titles)

Audio Books (on CD)



Links to Local School Library Catalogs and Community Services:

Yarmouth High School Library

Harrison Middle School Library

Yarmouth Community Services

If You Are Stumped on What to Read Next Check Out These Links!

Guys Read, a website started by the author Jon Scieszka to inspire guy readers.

Good Readsa great site for tracking what you are reading and find new reads based on what you all ready read.

Maine InfoNet Download Library, find downloadable audio and e-books for almost every device.

Young Adult Library Associationextensive lists of award winners in all Young Adult categories, past and present., great book reviews, videos about books and interviews with authors. Great for all ages and reading levels.


What is a Maker Space?

Check out these blogs about Maker Spaces in Libraries to find out more,

A Maker Space Takes Over A Local Library



Here at Merrill Library our Maker Space now lives on a cart in the Junior Readers area. Come check it out! There are many interesting things to create, explore and discover!

Merrill Library Maker Space Cart

Merrill Library Maker Space Cart