The Children's Room


head shot of Hope Rowan book jacket for 10 Days in Acadia

10 Days in Acadia: a Kids' Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island
by Hope Rowan
Thursday, June 29
6:30 - 8:00 pm

We did the book launch. Now we are bringing Hope back. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

image from the digital archihves book jacket for Go to Sleep My Baby

Children's Program
Liza Rey Butler
Harpist and Book Launch

Thursday, July 6
6:30 pm

More information to come!

a lonely leaping whale

Children's Program
Summer Story Camp: Oceans
Thursday, July 13
6:30 pm

The Loneliest Whale, a new show from the Barn Arts Collective

Join Barn Arts and the campers from Summer Story Camp Ocean Week as they create a brand new story for the stage! The Loneliest Whale is a tale based on the true story of the "52 hertz whale" -- a mysterious solo creature that has only ever been heard, not seen. This performance will feature original music, projections, and one spectacular puppet! For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

headshot of Mélissa Smith poster for the Magician's Assistant

Children's Program
Mélissa Smith
Magician's Assistant Act
Thursday, July 20
6:30 pm

The Magician's Assistant is a family friendly one person romp by Brooklyn based artist and clown Mélissa Smith. This show will delight, surprise and encourage audiences of all ages! The evening will feature a special opening magic act from Mount Desert Island's own Aiden and Alec! For more information check out Mélissa's facebook page or her website or call the Library at 244-7065.

picture of dinosaurs

Children's Program
Summer Story Camp: Dinosaurs
New Dinosaur Play by Tara Elliot,
with Story Camp kids

Tuesday, July 27
6:30 pm

NYC based theatre-maker Tara Elliott will present Dinosaur Play, a new show about some very old reptiles. Summer Story Campers from Dinosaur week will be featured guests in the performance! For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

swimming shark

Children's Program
Summer Story Camp: Sharks 4 Kids
with Story Camp kids

Thursday, August 3
6:30 pm

Swim on into the library to dive deep into the world of SHARKS! Sharks are one of the most important animals we have on this planet. Join Sharks4Kids for an hour long adventure into the ocean to explore these magnificent animals. Learning more about their role in the ecosystem will help to demonstrate why we should protect these animals instead of fearing them. Explore sharks and their unique adaptations with a focus on the species found in the Gulf of Maine. For more information please call the Library at 244-7065.

Andrew from the Barn Arts Collective with a Summer Story Camper

Children's Program
Summer Reading Showtime
Red Carpet Event

Thursday, August 10
6:30 pm

Summer Reading Showtime Finale with the Barn Arts Collective and Peter Logue. Join Barn Arts for the red carpet event of the season -- it's the Summer Reading Showtime Finale! Dress in your Hollywood best as we premiere a series of short films created by young readers over the summer. Each short film features a favorite scene from a book read by the young participants, brought to life on the screen with the help of Barn Arts and filmmaker Peter Logue. See you on the red carpet! For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

pirate shadow puppet show

Children's Program
Pirates: The Return of the Captain McFinniginagin Shadow Puppet Show with the Story Camp kids

Thursday, August 17
6:30 pm

Captain McFinniginagin is a folktale musical about the high-sea adventures of a farmer-turned-sea-captain and his first mate, a chicken named Shirley. Performed with shadow puppetry created by the Summer Story Campers and music from a rockin' pirate band. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Connie the Reader Dog

Reader Dog*
Thursdays, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
during the school year
Check the Online Calendar for upcoming sessions.

Elementary-aged, independent readers on Mount Desert Island may sign up at the Library for an appointment from 3-5 pm on Thursdays to read with Will. Click here for more information. Please call the Library at 244-7065, or drop by, to sign up for an appointment. *Reservations are required.

Summer Reading - The Movie!!!

Summer Reading Showtime 2016 from The Barn Arts Collective on Vimeo.

Check out one of our Summer Reading activities, done in collaboration with film maker Peter Logue and The Barn Arts Collective!

Children's Storytimes and More... Baby Yoga

These are fabulous opportunities to have fun and laugh with the children in your lives.

Toddler Storytime Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. Children's Librarian Susan Plimpton leads songs, simple sign language, and interactive short stories. Ages: best for pre-school.

Baby Storytime Fridays 10:00 a.m. Susan Michalski and Amanda Crafts welcome babies with songs, rhymes, and short stories. Baby Storytime is designed especially for babies under two years, but we are family friendly and we welcome siblings. Either Susan or Amanda will be on board to read, sing, rhyme, giggle and play with your little one. Babies get the chance to socialize with their peers and so do caregivers! For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

Bedtime Math!

Check out this fun site that looks at Math in a fun and wacky way!

 Bedtime Math
   Follow these links to:

      Bedtime Math
       Request Bedtime Math Books
       Watch Bedtime Math videos