The Children's Room
Summer Reading Program Kickoff with some heroes from Westport
Island Fire Department
Jason Abbott with the Westport Island Fire Department educates
the Summer Reading Program group about the importance of fire safety.
Kahale Spurgat tries on the firefighter's gear to get a true feeling of heroism.
fantastic group of heroes we had visit the Wiscasset Public Library to kick off
the Summer Reading Program for 2015!
Westport Island Fire Department did a great job informing everyone of the
importance of what to do in case of a fire, what the firemen will look like when
going into a fire and tips to keep your home safe.
participants were able to sit in the driver's seat of the fire truck, try on
real firemen gear and even use a water extinguisher on a wooden prop.
It was a
great learning experience for all and a fun way to get to know our important
mark your calendars for our next Summer Reading Programs which is Chewonki's
Super Hero Power Adaptation on Tuesday, July 7 at 2pm and then Ben
Bulkeley's Super Hero Comic Strip drawing class on Friday, July 10 at 3pm. Hope
to see you all there.
Summer Reading Program
June 17 – June 30:
June 26@ 1:00:
Summer Reading Program kick-off with Westport Island Fire Dept.
July 7@ 2:00:
Chewonki presents Super Hero Powers
July 10@ 3:00:
Super Hero comic drawing with local cartoonist Ben Bulkeley
14@2:00: Examples of heroism from our friends at the Lincoln
County Animal Shelter
PuppeTree puppet show on Heros of any size
28@2:00: Watershed MudMobile Hero book-ends
(Pre-Registration Required for
Mud Mobile - Limited to 25 participants)
7@1:00 Summer Reading Program Finale-Hero pizza party with prizes
Summer Reading Begins!
school coming to a conclusion for the summer, we are excited for the Wiscasset
Public Library's Summer Reading Program 2015!
year's theme is Heroes and there are many different kinds of heroes to explore
through reading, library programs, and more.
Summer Reading Program sign up is June 17 through June 30 and our kick off
presentation will be on Friday, June 26 at 1:00pm.
the Wiscasset Public Library for an informational brochure and schedule of all
the enticing events that will keep everyone reading right through the summer
months. The library is located at 21 High Street, Wiscasset and phone number is
207-882-7161...See you there!
May 13, 2015
We all took our paper plate snakes outside for a "Snake
Parade" in the backyard. Brothers Xzavier and Oliver Ordung bond with their
new pet snakes.
What can you do with a paper plate, bubble wrap, paint
and a scissor? Create a pet snake with scales and all! The children at the
Wiscasset Public Library"s story hour learned from two stories that snakes
have feelings too! Blake the Snake by Randy Siegel and Mother's Day Surprise
by Stephen Krensky are two "tales" of the challenges snakes endure because
of only having "tails".
After painting the paper plate with a rolling pin
covered in bubble wrap, we cut the plate in a spiral and attached snake eyes
and tongue to replicate a snakes characteristics. Story hour is every
Thursday at 10:30 for all good listeners who would enjoy a few stories and
an activity to follow. We are located at 21 High Street, Wiscasset.
May 6, 2015
Everyone is outside enjoying the gorgeous weather while they create their sand castles with glue and beach sand. Readers of all ages, like Daphne Bains, enjoys story hour at the Wiscasset Public Library.
It almost felt as if we all were at the beach with the temperatures reaching almost 80 and by reading Ladybug Girl At The Beach by David Soman. The story describes all of the fun activities to enjoy at the shore such as flying kites, collecting shells, chasing the waves as they roll back into the ocean. All of the children were very excited to remember their previous trips to the beach and how much they look forward to more this year.
By using a paint brush, we all filled a sandcastle stencil with glue and then sprinkled beach sand on top to give our castles authentic color and texture. Next the children chose two seashells to have glued onto the castle just like decorating a real one at the beach!
Story hour is every Thursday at 10:30 at the Wiscasset Public Library Children's room. We are located at 21 High Street, Wiscasset. All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few good stories and an activity to follow.
April 22, 2015
Helping hands at the
Wiscasset Public Library’s clean up on Earth Day. Brock McCarren, Annabell
Nicholson and Colton Steelman collect debris for the wheel barrel.
2015 was celebrated at the Wiscasset Public Library Children's Room by getting
outside to do some clean up and planting. Many eager hands helped rake leaves
and pick up debris from our rough winter and load it up into a wheel barrel.
After some clean up, we all planted bulbs and seeds in designated areas around
the library grounds to promote new growth and a colorful setting to read
outdoors. All of the enthusiastic children that helped with our Earth Day
project are looking forward to returning to monitor our planting success. Thank
you for helping on this special day!
will return on Thursday, April 30 and all good listeners are welcome to enjoy a
few books and a related activity to follow. The Wiscasset Public Library is
located at 21 High Street, Wiscasset.
April 16, 2015
Mat O'Donnell reads Runaway Bunny and captures
Ethan Clark's attention. Ethan Clark and his mom Sarah, Sadielynn and
Addison West and their mom Alicia all enjoy Mat's sing-a-long.
It is always a special treat when local
artist Mat O'Donnell visits the Wiscasset Public Library's Story Hour! Mat
read Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown and had great interaction
with the children as they watched the little bunny transform into all of his
ideas for escape. The second book that Mat read was Curious George
Visits A Toy Store by Margret Rey that shows what kind of excitement can
happen when a monkey decides to help get all of the toys off the highest
After reading, everyone was thrilled to
sing along with Mat to Old McDonald Had a Farm, Itsy Bitsy Spider, The
Alphabet Song, and many more favorite classics!
In honor of Earth Day, we will meet
Wednesday, April 22 from 12-1 at the children's room to do some community
cleaning and planting around the library property instead of story hour.
Wiscasset Public Library is located at 21 High Street and all are welcome.
April 9, 2015
special requests for stories were the books read at Story Hour this week at the
Wiscasset Public Library's Children's room. Devon Roy chose "Wait For Me! Said
Maggie McGee" by Jean Van Leeuwen. In the story, Maggie is the youngest of
seven siblings and spends all her time trying to do the fun things her bigger
and older brothers and sisters do.
next requested story from Addison West was Benjamin's Barn by Reeve Lindbergh.
A boy named Benjamin imagined having his own barn and what he would do with it.
Some of his larger than life ideas were sheltering a rhinoceros and hosting a
reception ball for a king and queen.
third request by Sadielynn West was to read the story Gossie by Olivier Dunrea.
Gossie is a young, yellow gosling who loves to wear his bright read boots all
the time. He wears them sleeping, walking, eating and bathing until another
gosling tries them on and likes them so much he walks off with them.
enjoying all three choices of stories, the children started three seed sets with
decomposable seedling cups and potting soil. We also decorated plant label
sticks to remember the flower type we hope to see in the warmer months to come!
hour is every Thursday at 10:30 at the Children's Room in the Wiscasset Public
Library. We are located at 21 High Street, all good listeners are welcome to
enjoy a few good books and an activity to follow.
March 26, 2015
children at story hour display their Easter Eggs made with shaving cream.
Xzavier is very happy it is finally Spring.
colors, Easter shapes, we had lots of fun at the Wiscasset children's room story
hour getting ready for Easter. Looking For Easter by Dori Chaconis was a
heartwarming way for the children to see what Easter can mean to animals. We
also read The Great Easter Egg Hunt by Michael Garland, which had vibrant
colors and bigger than life painted eggs and chocolate bunnies that portray a
child's excitement for the Spring holiday.
reading the books, we embarked on a new craft including shaving cream and
acrylic paint. To everyone’s surprise, dipping the cardboard cut-out egg into
the shaving cream with swirled paint in it revealed beautifully designed holiday
hour is every Thursday at 10:30am at the Wiscasset Public Library located at 21
High Street. All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few stories and an
activity to follow, for more information call 882-7161.
March 12, 2015
Sadielynn and Addison work on creating a rainbow paper chain. Grady proudly
shows his rainbow that leads to a pot of gold.
As St. Patrick's Day
approaches, the children at the Wiscasset Public Library learned about some of
the holiday's symbols. We enjoyed the book Lucky Tucker by Leslie McGuirk about
a dog who starts his day off on the wrong paw. After Tucker rolls around in a
patch of four leaf clovers that was gathered by a leprechaun, his luck turns
around. Following the stories, we all made a paper chain in rainbow colors that
lead to a pot of gold at the bottom. They couldn't wait to take these crafts
home to hang up.
Story hour is at the
Wiscasset Public Library children's room every Thursday at 10:30am. The library
is located at 21 High Street in Wiscasset. For more information call 882-7161.
All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few stories and an activity to follow.
March 5, 2015
After the construction was done Sadielynn was happy to
hold her new owl friend.
Whoooooo did we read about at this week's story hour?
"Owls" said the children at the Wiscasset Public Library. The Sleepy Owl by
Marcus Pfister and Wow! Said The Owl by Tim Hopgood were the two books of
choice that helped us imagine what the lifestyle and sleep cycle of owls are
After enjoying the stories, we created our very own
owls by recycling egg cartons and cardboard. When the owl art creations
were finished, everyone agreed that they should sit in a windowsill to
remind us that they are our friends just like the owl in The Sleepy Owl did
with her new friend Tom.
Story hour is at the Wiscasset Public Library
children's room every Thursday at 10:30am. The library is located at 21
High Street in Wiscasset. For more information call 882-7161. All good
listeners are welcome to enjoy a few stories and an activity to follow.
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