The Children's Room


a row of just-carved Jack o Lanterns

Library Event
Pumpkin Festival
Thursday, October 26
1:00 - 8:00 pm

Please join us for our Pumpkin Festival! From 1 - 5 pm we'll be doing Pumpkin Carving - pumpkins and tools will be provided while supplies last or bring your own. At 6 pm we'll present our Mad Science of Maine Spooktacular Halloween Show (check out Mad Science of Maine to get a preview), and at 7 pm we'll enjoy our Jack-o-Lantern Display with Hot Cider, Popcorn & Music! Please click for more information about our Pumpkin Festival or call the Library at 244-7065.

graphic of a witch graphic of a costumed trick or treaters

Library Event
Halloween Book

Tuesday, October 31
5:00 - 7:00 pm

On Halloween night, the Library will provide a cozy stop for trick-or-treaters and their families. The "treat" is a free book! This is a great way to celebrate the season and promote family literacy by enjoying stories and books together. Please click for more information about Trick or Treat for Books or 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