December 7th, all day.
Stop by Merrill Memorial Library in our entry way to make ornaments and warm up!
On Saturday, December 14 from 10:30-11:30AM, bring your uke (or use one of the ukes on loan from the wonderful 317 Main) and come jam with us to some winter/holiday tunes. Cocoa and cookies will be provided.
New Year’s Eve Party!
Ring in 2020 at the library!! Join us at 11AM on Tuesday, December 31 for stories, crafts, and a Balloon Drop.
All ages. No registration required.
Book Arts Workshops
The Book Arts Workshops are open to anyone in grades 3-12. Each week we will be using old books and magazines to create things like a word bracelet, a vase or a wreath, cards, and an ornament. Sessions meet Mondays in December: Dec. 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 3:45-4:45. Snacks and all supplies will be provided. Sign up with this form or by emailing Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org, by stopping by the circulation desk, or by calling 846-4763.
The Thinking Caps
For kids ages 8+
We will read a diverse collection of 5 books, over a 5 month session. Titles include: The Frienship War by Andrew Clements, Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan and more!
(There will be NO meeting in December)
Tail Waggin’ Tales
Fridays 3:45. Registration required.
This popular program that allows children learning to read to practice by reading aloud to one of our volunteer therapy dogs this May. The dogs are good listeners, and they won’t interrupt or correct the reader. It has been proven that, over time, therapy dog literacy programs help boost the reader’s self-confidence and improve overall reading and communication skills.
Each week, a group of Minecrafters meet at the library to build worlds together or play in a game or a challenge. The Club uses Pocket Edition over the MML wireless. Players are welcome to bring their own devices or we do have a limited number of devices to borrow. Courteous gamesmanship and adherence to Club Rules is expected. These clubs require registration.
Grades 5 and up: Meets on Thursdays from 3-4PM. The Winter 2020 Club will start up on Thursday, January 16, 2020. In order to enter into our Lottery for a spot in the club, fill out this form by Thursday, January 9. Participants will be notified by Friday, January 10 via email.
Grades 2-4: Meets on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45. The Club begins on Tuesday, January 28 and participants will be selected by a lottery (due date to get into lottery is Tuesday, January 21) and notified on Wednesday, January 22. If your player would like to be put on the list, you must fill out this form.
For information about the Clubs, please email Jill at email@example.com
Tuesdays, January 7, 14, and 21 3:45 – 4:45
Join us as we do hands-on science experiments in the library.
Registration required. To sign up: Email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the front desk at 846-4763 or sign up at the Circulation Desk.
Early Literacy Programming
- Baby Bounces & Books: Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
- Tales for Twos: Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
- Preschool Tales & Tunes: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Picture Book Area:
- Preschool Fiction and non-fiction illustrated storybooks
- Early-reader books
- Board books
Juvenile Chapter Book Area:
- Fiction and non-fiction books (including Maine Book Award titles)
- Graphic novels
- Audio Books – CD
- Children’s Music – CD
- Movies/Children’s TV shows -DVD
- We now have a collection of multiple copy books to lend students for book groups