Kids & Teens

This summer our program theme is LIBRARIES ROCK! Join us as we rock-out with geology, fossils, gemstones, minerals, musical instruments, Rock & Roll history, and more!

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Toddler Time with Mr. Mark
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Book Babies with Mr. Mark
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Maine Mineral Scavenger Hunt
10am to 1pm – Skidompha Library – Free
Come join Mr. Mark and Sophie on a Maine Mineral scavenger hunt through downtown Damariscotta. Join a team at the library, then race around town to find all the mineral clues! Once your team has collected all of the minerals, race back to the library to work together to identify them. Fun prizes and snacks. No advance sign up required. All ages invited to participate; children under 11 should be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Reading Kickoff!
Skidompha Library – Free
Our annual summer reading challenge begins! Please see Mr. Mark or Sophie for your signup sheet and official rules.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Toddler Time with Mr. Mark
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Instrument Crafting with Mr. Mark
11am to 1pm – Skidompha Library – Free
Join us to make a variety of string, percussion, and wind instruments! We’ll make tiny guitars, flutes, and pianos from common household and upcycled materials. Suitable for all ages; younger children will likely need adult assistance.  Look for special outdoor musical stations on the Skidompha campus throughout the summer months! Because Libraries ROCK!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Toddler Time with Mr. Mark
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Book Babies with Mr. Mark
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free

“To Be Read” Jars
11am to 1pm – Skidompha Library – Free
Choosing a good book can be hard – but not when you make a “To Be Read Jar”! Join us to make your own “TBR” Jar. We’ll be brainstorming fun book lists, decorating our jars, and then dropping the titles into them. Next time you’re stuck on what to read, you can reach your hand into your TBR Jar and voila: your next favorite book! Ages 12 and up – Advance Sign-up Required – please visit the library or call 563-5513.

Friday, July 13, 2018
Instrument Petting Zoo
11am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free
All welcome!

Saturday, July 14, 2018
OWL CINEMA FAMILY FOODIE FILM: Ratatouille (2007)
11am – Skidompha Library, Porter Hall – Free
Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt
A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. Thank you to Lincoln County Publishing for their generous sponsorship!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Toddler Time with Mr. Mark
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free

Fossils Rock!
11am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free
Dinos and fossils, oh my!  

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Book Babies with Mr. Mark
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free

Crafting Gemstone Buddhas
11am to 1pm – Skidompha Library – Free
Come get your craft on with Teen Librarian Sophie! We’ll be making clay buddhas with gemstone bellies. Advance sign-up required – please visit the library or call 563-5513.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Craft Mini-Zen Garden
10 am to 1pm – Skidompha Library – Free
Join Mr. Mark to create a personal (and miniature!) zen garden. In this workshop, you’ll build your own base, make miniature tools, and decorate your very own garden with stones and sand. Free and open to the public; advance sign up required. Suitable for ages 4 to 12. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Mr. and Mrs. Squid with Ed Seidel
11am – Kids program at Rising Tide Co-Op Community Kitchen – Free
Come join Mr and Mrs. Squid (aka Ed Seidel and Lisa Katz) for a fun and tasty program about Maine squid. Participants will get to dissect a squid and, at the end of the program, cook them up into a delicious treat! Space is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 563-5513.

Monday, July 23, 2018
Gizmo Garden Presents: Invisible Xylophones!
1pm to 5pm – Skidompha Library, Porter Hall  – Free

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Toddler Time with Mr. Mark
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Book Babies with Mr. Mark
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free

Rock & Roll History with REEL to REEL MUSIC
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free
So you like music. But do you know anything about the history of Pink Floyd or Nirvana? Stop by to learn more about Rock-n-Roll history from our town’s experts on all things rad: Reel to Reel Music Store! You’ll learn a lot and get to listen to some awesome music. What could be better? 
Ages 12 and up. Drop-in activity.

Friday, July 27, 2018
Kieve Climbing Wall
9am to 12pm – Skidompha Parking Lot – Free
Join us in the back parking lot of Skidompha Library to climb the Camp Kieve portable climbing wall. This 30’ tall structure features a variety of challenges for the beginner to experienced climber. All ages and abilities welcome. Children as young as 3 were climbing in years past! Children must have guardian present.

Saturday, July 28, 2018
OWL CINEMA FAMILY FOODIE FILM: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
11am – Skidompha Library, Porter Hall – Free
Stars: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell
A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst. Thank you to Lincoln County Publishing for their generous sponsorship!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Toddler Time with Mr. Mark
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Book Babies with Mr. Mark
10am – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free

4H Presents: Minerals and Gems!
10am – Skidompha Library – Free
Calling all 4th through 6th graders to dive into the world of minerals and gems! No advance sign up necessary.

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Coyote and Boy Ben Marionette Show
10am to 12pm – Skidompha Library, Porter Hall – Free
This is a story of a Mother Coyote searching for her little pup who has run off to play with a butterfly, and a boy called Ben who found himself in the forest after joyfully following a bunny. We invite you to come and join us in their touching and unforgettable meeting.  Natives Peoples passed on stories similar to this regarding their respectful relationship with Coyote. Performance by the Song Dog Puppeteers. All marionettes and stage created by our wondrous artist Melissa Glendinning, original music composed by Elizabeth Starr and performed by our own Maine musicians.

Summer Reading Award Bash and Ice Cream Social 
1pm to 3pm – Skidompha Library, Kids Area – Free
You’ve worked hard on your summer reading hours – now come celebrate your accomplishments with Skidompha! You’ll be able to select your final donation prizes for the Animal Shelter as well as participate in a Talent Show and Ice Cream Social!

More details to come! Please check back for additional info!