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Blogging About Nature Books for Kids

Posted by Pam Jenkins on July 4th, 2016

susanLong-time Curtis patron, mother, and marine scientist Susan Olcott combines her passions for nature and writing with a weekly book review blog called “I Love Nature Books.”  The reviews feature book summaries, suggested ages, and sometimes bits of information about the authors or other recommended titles.

“Observing and reading about the natural world with my girls has made me slow down and notice things I’ve so easily missed before.  Learning through storytelling is one of the most amazing tools and I am excited to be discovering more about how to do it from the best authors out there.”

This is a wonderful resource for parents and other adults who share books with children, and we’ve recently added it to our Kids’ Book Lists and Links page.

Read Susan’s reviews and then check out the books!

Why Join the Summer Reading Program?

Posted by Pam Jenkins on June 7th, 2016


As this year’s “National Summer Reading Champion,” author Kate DiCamillo offers 10 reasons to join the Summer Reading Program, plus lots of good advice!

“Every book you check out makes you a stronger reader, capable of great leaps and bounds. Exercise your reading muscles.”

“If you want to go everywhere, experience everything, climb mountains, trek deserts, ride in a rocket, go to the moon – open a library book. Not many of us can say we’ve done these things: traveled widely or had epic adventures, faced down danger or fought bravely against injustice. But you can have those experiences through books – and reading those stories will change you.”


For the complete list, look here.

Curtis Library’s summer reading program for children runs from June 20 through August 26. For readers and pre-readers (read-to-me), grades 5 and under. (Older kids may participate in the teen program, and there’s an adult version as well.)

Children may pick up their reading game boards at the Youth Services Desk starting 6/20. Free Portland Sea Dogs ticket voucher when you sign up!

Curtis Kids Book Sale on Saturday

Posted by Pam Jenkins on May 29th, 2016

bookstoreJune is the perfect time to stock up on some great reads for hot summer days.

We know your family enjoys borrowing from the library’s extensive collection, and this year children may also purchase some books of their own at the Curtis Kids Book Sale on Saturday, June 4, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

The sale will take place at Twice-Told Tales, the Curtis Friends’ fabulous bookstore located at 11 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, just three doors down from the library.

Children and teens can shop a large selection of bargain-rate, quality used books (most priced .50 to $1) while parents browse in the adult section.

All proceeds from the sale benefit youth programming at Curtis Library. Hope to see you there!

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