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!

Check out our new podcast!

What We're Reading @ Belfast Free Library

Link to Episode 2

 

Link to Episode 3

 

Link to Episode 4

 

On the children's floor we are often asked for books for avid early readers, stories that are interesting and not too scary and read alouds that kids and parents can enjoy together. The link below opens the Gentle Reader List -- An inexhaustive, perennial work in progress. Some of these books are available now through the downloadable and online resources linked on this page. Others will be waiting for you when the library reopens.

Gentle Reader Spreadsheet

101 recommendations and counting! The list will continue to grow, and suggestions are welcome. 

Belfast Free Library in-library programs are currently suspended. Please join us for online storytimes, yoga storytimes, and other virtual programs. 

Follow this link to watch more Belfast Free Library storytimes, virtual programs, and episodes of our Once Upon a Time storytime programs filmed be Ned Lightner right here at the library with your librarian, Erica and musician Jennifer Armstrong: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWbt48IVyEazGbXq93MryMQ/playlists

 

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.

Useful links for homeschoolers:

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/

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

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