Children’s Room

Here are a few Best Books lists for 2019.

https://colorfulpages.org/ ~~ Multicultural Books and Lessons for Every Student

http://www.mslbookreview.org/blog/ ~~ Maine Children’s and YA Book Review

https://www.goodreads.com/ ~~ Goodreads Nominees Best books of 2019

https://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2019/picture-books#book/book-1 ~~ Publishers weekly Best Books of 2019

Upcoming events in the Children’s Room:

Art @ the Library  ~ Tuesday, Nov. 19th at 6:00 -7:00. Making a Thanksgiving wreath and everyone is welcome.

Ms Jenn and the Nutrition Detectives ~ Tuesday, Dec. 3rd at 10:00 will be here for storytime.

Art @ the Library ~ Tuesday, Dec. 17th at 6:00 -7:00. Decorating Holiday Cookies and everyone is welcome.

Storytime is every Tuesday morning at 10:00. Children and caregivers are welcome.

Baby and Toddler time is every Friday morning at 10:00. Babies and Toddlers with caregivers are welcome.

Summer Reading Wrap-up

Eighty-two children registered into the Summer Reading Program this summer and 32 finished. We have not had numbers like this since 2014.

This was the first time we participated in the Summer Food Program, sponsored by SKCDC (Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation).  Free lunches were served on Tuesdays for those 18 or under.  We are hoping to expand this program in 2020 to lunches every weekday for our children.

Our Stuffed animal sleepover was a huge success. We had 46 stuffed animals spend the night in the library. When children picked up their animals, they received a secret picture of some of the fun that was had by the creatures.

I feel it was a very successful summer for the Children’s Room and I look forward to next summer. Thanks for your support and keep reading.

PS – We are looking forward to adding Games to check out of the library by October.

Children’s Room Summer Activities

Fun things that are happening in the Children’s Room this summer

Story and craft time from 10:00 to 11:00 every Tuesday.

Free Lunches are being served every Tuesday at 10:30 – 11:30 for everyone 18 or under. SKCDC (Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation) is helping us with this program.

Make sure you stop in and have some fun this summer.

Summer Reading Program Events – 2019

Summer Reading Program 2019

June 17th August 16th

Every Tuesday

Story Hour  @ 10:00AM

Crafts @ 10:30AM

(ages 3-7 yrs)

Special Events

Tuesday, June 18th, 6:00-7:00PM

Marine Mammals of Maine

Wednesdays (6/19-8/14)

9 – Movies!

1 movie/week

 Children’s Room

Wed: 10 am-12:30pm

Popcorn Included!

Tuesday, August 13th

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Drop off animals on Tuesday, August 13th

Pick up animals Wed., Thurs., or Fri. of that same week.

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Pick Up Tracking Charts & Sea Dogs Game Vouchers Any Time After June 10th

Beginning August 5th

Turn in a Completed Chart for a Free Paperback!

Have Fun & Keep Reading!

This program is sponsored by the Gardiner Public Library.  It is not an MSAD#11 event.

GPL / 152 Water Street, Gardiner ME / 582-3312

Children’s Events ~ Spring 2019

A few upcoming spring events in the Children’s Room. ~~

Scales & Tails : Amazing Reptiles presented by Chewonki

Tuesday, Apr. 16th at 10:30 am – school vacation week.

Kennebec Valley Child Abuse Prevention event

Friday, Apr. 19th 10-11:30 am.

A local police officer will read a book, followed by snacks and a craft.

Art @ the Library

Tuesday, Apr. 21st, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

Ms. Jenn and the Nutrition Detectives will visit us ~

Tuesdays, May. 7th, and Jun. 4th.

We will have stories, songs and a craft at

10:00 am for preschoolers.

Head Start Art Show, Tuesday, May 7th, 5:00 to 6:30 pm

in the Children’s Room.

Story Time & Crafts every Tuesday at 10:00 am.

Babies Love Toddlers on Fridays at 10:00 am.

Adults, caregivers, parents and children are welcome to attend these events.

Children’s Events ~ February 2018

Just letting you know some of the upcoming events in the

Children’s Room for the month of February.

Ms. Jenn and the Nutrition Detectives will visit twice this month  ~

Tuesday, Feb. 5th and Friday, Feb. 22nd

We will have a story, songs and a craft at

10:00am for preschoolers.

Maine’s Amazing Mammals presented by LC Bates Museum on

Tuesday, Feb. 19th at 10:00am during school vacation week.

Art @ the Library on

Tuesday, Feb. 12th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

We will be making Valentines.

Story Time & Crafts every Tuesday at 10:00 am.

Babies Love Toddlers on Fridays at 10:00 am.

Adults and children are welcome to attend these events.

Mrs. Claus Visits Gardiner

This month being the Children’s Librarian I had the honor of being Mrs. Claus for a few community events. I was Mrs. Claus in the Festival of Lights parade in Gardiner and reading to some students at Helen Thompson Elementary and Pittston Consolidated Schools.  It is an amazing feeling to be Mrs. Claus and to see all the happy faces on adults and children. I wish everyone could have this experience in their lifetime. So, I thought I would share some of the funny questions and comments that only children would ask Mrs. Claus.

How old are you Mrs. Claus? Oh I don’t know. You don’t know? No, I am too busy to have a birthday.

Are you married to Mr. Claus and where is your ring? Is Mr. Claus married to Mrs. Claus? I left my ring home.

Just in case you are real, tell Santa I want a cat or a dog. I will tell Santa.

How did you get here? It’s a beautiful day for a sleigh ride!

How many miles is it to the North Pole? Oh I am sorry, I don’t know that.

How many reindeer do you have and what are their names? I told them we have the 8 reindeer and their family members. Then I recite the names and the children join right in with the names.

Do you always wear that dress? No, but I always wear dresses.

How long did it take to get here?  Oh I am so sorry, I don’t know. I fell asleep on the trip here.

Are you real? Yes, I am a real person.

Do you believe in Santa? Yes,I believe in Santa.

Did you know we would see Santa today? One class, had seen Santa at the Polar Express showing at Johnson Hall. Yes, I had heard that Santa would be there.

How do you know all our names? I help Santa remember all your names.

And I was told many things that children wanted for Christmas to tell to Santa and I received many hugs.

We at the Gardiner Public Library hope you have a wonderful Holiday with family and friends.