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


What Makes a Fish?- Steam Team Ocean Explorers

Date: November 30th

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Location:  The Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library

~Join students from the University of Maine's American Fisheries Society to learn all about fish!  Participants will explore the world of fish behavior, learn about fish anatomy and create their own fish print art.

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

Click here to register your child aged 8-12


Winter Storytimes at The Belfast Free Library

Date: Dec. 1 and 8, January 19 and 26, February 16 and 23

Time: 10:00 am

Place: The Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library

~ Stories are geared towards ages 2-6, but all are welcome!!



Wiggle & Rhyme~ Baby and Toddler Playtime

Date: December 4, January 22 and 29, February 12 and 26

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 bubbles for social time.




Music Together


Tuesday, December 5

Mondays; January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6


10:00am to 10:40am


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



Holiday on the Harbor 2023


Saturday, December 9th


11:00am to 1:00pm


The Belfast Boathouse


Ho-Ho-Holiday Book Drive with the Belfast Rotary Club

Ornament Making with Cornerspring Montessori School

Cookie Decorating with Front Street Pub

Holiday Storytime with the Belfast Free Library

Family Horse Drawn Wagon Rides with S&S Carriage

Yummy Hot Chocolate with Waldo Cap

Winter Socks from Colburn Shoe Store

Youth Bike Giveaways from the Belfast Rotary Club

Santa Arrives at 11:00am


~Brought to you by the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and the Belfast Parks & Recreation Department



Lego Club- Winter Schedule

Dates: December 14, January 11 and February 8

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!!


Puppet Show- A Folktale: The Elves and the Shoemaker

~Performed by local puppeteer Nancy Tyndall

DATE: Thursday, December 28

TIME: 10:00-10:40am

LOCATION: The Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library

Free fun for the family!




Family Films at the Belfast Free Library

~FREE Family Films at the Belfast Free Library

Date: Friday, December 29

Time: 11:00-12:00pm

Location: Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library

~Three short films from children’s literature!

Cozy in with refreshments and films brought to you by

Kanopy Kids and your public library. All ages 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!

Homeschooling in Maine, Time4Learning

Maine Department of Ed. Home Instruction Requirements, Forms & Laws

PBS Learning Media

Khan Academy

Smithsonian Educators

Digital Maine Library