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
What Makes a Fish?- Steam Team Ocean Explorers
Date: November 30th
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 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/