Kids Programming

Programming For Kids

Skidompha Library Kid’s Programming has moved ONLINE to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Here are some ways that you (or your children) can connect with Skidompha Library while our hours and services are limited: 

  • Jessie, Skidompha’s Children Librarian, will continue to share resources for staying home, learning, and spending time together. You can find her latest recommendations here and on the Skidompha Youth Services Facebook Group.
  • Join Jessie on FACEBOOK LIVE Story Time! She’s hosting a live story time every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (On Facebook Live, you do not need to have your own video feed; you and your child can interact with Jessie through the comments on the video and she will include you in the welcome song!)

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Thanks for a great 2020 Summer Reading Challenge! 

Our Summer Reading Challenge is now over. Please check back for more fun reading challenges throughout the year on Beanstack!

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Ongoing Kids Programming

We create and run a variety of thoughtfully developed programs designed to meet the needs and interests of the youth in our community.  Our librarians are kids at heart and remember what it is like to be a child! We channel this feeling into a space that is welcoming, stimulating, educational, and fun.

Please see our events calendar for upcoming online programming for kids! Keep reading for updates and photos from past programs. 

Have an idea for Kid’s Programming you’d like to see at Skidompha? Email us your questions, comments, and ideas – or find a staffer at the Library next time you visit.

Jessie, the Skidompha Children’s Librarian, loves recommending books to kids and adults to suit their preferences and reading levels. She’d love to help find you your new favorite book!

Some fun facts about our Kid’s programming at Skidompha: 

  • Over 1,500 kids have attended programs in 2019 alone!
  • Over 100 kids signed up for our Summer Learning Program, and participated in educational activities over their summer vacation. (Even more attended our free family programming, like Mr. Drew and His Animals Too and Paper Rocket Making with Maine State STEM Librarian, Chris Dorman.)
  • We have a weekly TV show (called “Skidompha Story Time”) on LCTV that reaches children and families unable to come in to the library. It airs every day at 7:30 a.m. Don’t have a TV? Check it out online at www.LCTV.org (or see one of our recent episode here!)
  • Jessie, our Children’s Librarian, loves to recommend age and reading-level appropriate books and media for you or your child.

Our August 2019 Paper Rocket Making activity was tons of fun! Kids learned about aerodynamics when they designed and built their own rock air-powered paper rockets! A special thank you to Maine State Librarian Chris Dorman for lending her expertise to this awesome STEM program!

We got our “zen” on during our 2019 April Vacation Kids Art program with Erica Qualey. Kids layered different colors of sand, rocks, and decoration to make their own miniature zen garden!