Kids


Welcome to the Children’s Page!

At the Belfast Free Library the entire second floor is a space for children and teens. This welcoming place is filled with a broad collection of books, audiobooks, creative play materials, and digital resources. Our friendly staff is here to help kids, parents, caregivers, and educators find the materials they need and the stories they’ll love!

 


 

Visit the Storywalk at the Belfast City Park

The story is read by stopping at 16 stands placed along the loop trail.

 Start the book at the bridge near the playground and then head toward the ocean for the next page.

 This STORYWALK installation is year round and the content is brought to you by your Belfast Free Library and City Parks and Recreation.

Special thanks to sponsors

Friends of the Library  and First National Bank Wealth Management

 


 

Upcoming Youth Service Events and Programs


 

Ocean Xplorer's Series of Events

~ This is the list of events.  Event registration will open up as each event concludes.

Click here to register your child aged 8-12


 

Ocean Xplorers Steam Team: Farming in the Sea

Date: February 29th

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Location:  The Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library

Find out how seaweed is the foundation of life in the ocean and how we use seaweed in our everyday life.  Students will also make mini lava lamps from seaweed based substances to take home.

Free event for children 8-12. Space is limited to 30 children. Registration is required.

Click here to register your child aged 8-12


 

Preschool Storytimes at the Belfast Free Library

Date: March 22 and 29, April 5 and 19, May 17 and 24

Time: 10:00 am

Place: The Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library

~ Content is prepared for ages 3-6 with read alouds, felt and flannel stories, puppets, songs, fingerplays and action rhymes. Concludes with an easy craft.

 

 


 

Wiggle & Rhyme~ Baby and Toddler Playtime

Date: March 18 and 25, April 22 and 29, May 13 and 20

Time: 10:00am

Where: Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library

~ Content is prepared for birth through age 2.  First 20 minutes are rhymes, songs and literacy followed by play time and social time with bubbles.

 

 

 


 

Music Together

Dates: December 5, January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6

Time: 10:00am to 10:40am

Place: The Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library

~A music & movement class for ages 0-5 and their grownups

Presented by Belfast Free Library and Midcoast Music Academy

 


 

Lego Club- Spring Schedule

Dates: March 14 and April 11

Time: 4:00 to 5:00

Place: Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library

~ Love Legos?  Come join the club!!  The library provides LEGOS and a scoop.  Take the scoop of LEGOS to a table, and build.  Build what you like or take the Library Challenge.  Near the conclusion of the program, you can describe your build or leave it to our imagination.  Your creation will be on display on the second floor of the library.

All are welcome!!


 

Access free audiobooks and ebooks with your library card through Maine's Cloud Library.

 

Check out our collection of educational materials -- Both in the library and online.

207 Television episode about using technology with your library card!

https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/207/maine-libraries-tech-digital-rental/97-8000e6fd-2187-4dfe-9bec-5709494fac61

Homeschooling in Maine, Time4Learning https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/maine/

Maine Department of Ed. Home Instruction Requirements, Forms & Laws https://www.maine.gov/doe/schools/schoolops/homeinstruction/requirements

PBS Learning Media https://mainepublic.pbslearningmedia.org/

Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/

Smithsonian Educators https://learninglab.si.edu/

Digital Maine Library https://library.digitalmaine.org/about/getting-started-with-digital-maine-library/