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!
Midcoast Music Together
Free family music and movement program with Jess Day
Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.
Youth Chess Club
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
All skill levels welcome!
Ages 7 and up
BFL Cartooning Club
Kid & Teens
Fridays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Starts April 27th
Explore drawing techniques and exercises to develop the imagination: Comic strips, autobiographical illustration, transforming stories to sequential art, and more. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged. Drawing materials provided. Recommended for ages 10+.
WELCOME BACK BIRDS!
Paint birdhouses built by the
Belfast Garden Club
To be hung in the library garden and in other public gardens around town.
Monday, May 7th
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Materials provided. All ages welcome!
Special Storytime Guest
Elena Donovan, Waldo County Dispatcher
Friday April 27 @ 10:00 a.m.
Join us for a special storytime with Waldo County Dispatcher Elena Donovan for an age-appropriate introduction to what happens when you dial 911 and the emergency vehicles head out.
Find out how enter Roald Dahl's Imaginourmous Story Challenge and get started on your story!
Roald Dahl’s stories often started as tiny ideas scribbled into one of his beloved “ideas books”— these little ideas would later become the stories, characters, inventions, and imaginative worlds featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG, and many more. Inspiration for a story idea could come from anywhere, anywhere at all, and even the biggest and best ideas start small.
The Imaginormous Challenge is all about coming up with the most imaginative story ideas you can possibly think of!
Open to all children in the US aged 5-12, you simply need to submit your idea for a story in 100 words or fewer for a chance to win one of five incredible prizes.
There is only one judging criterion: Pure Imagination.
Don’t dilly! Don’t dally! Willy Wonka’s next FIVE Golden Ticket winners must be found! “Mr. Wonka will transform the five winning story ideas into extraordinary creations beyond anyone’s wildest dreams…” For a list of prizes visit: https://www.imaginormouschallenge.com/prizes/