Would you like to spend some time with a friendly dog and practice your reading skills? Come to the library and read aloud to one of our Read-to-Me dogs, China and Josie. (Their handlers are friendly, too!)
Reading to a dog is an enjoyable way to stay motivated while your reading improves. The dogs, who are trained and certified therapy dogs, are great listeners with lots of patience.
Call Youth Services – 725-5242 x225 – to sign up for a reading session. Several spaces are available during school vacation week. For kids in grades 1-4.
Early Learning Tablets for Children at CML
LeapPad2 Explorer tablets are now available for checkout!
The tablets, packed in bright red bags, are loaded with learning apps for young children and feature games, cameras, ebooks, and more. Check them out at the Youth Services Desk for a 3-week loan period; adult signature and ID required.
The tablets were funded by a generous gift from the Curtis Friends.
Save at the Children’s Museum
Did you know that the Library offers passes for discounted admission to the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine? Located in downtown Portland, the museum features a wide variety of interactive exhibits and activies for children and families. From science of motion exhibits to a kid-sized rock-climbing wall to a tide pool touch tank and theatre productions, there’s something for everyone! For more information, visit the museum’s website: www.kitetails.org. To reserve a pass, call the library: 725-5242. This museum pass is sponsored by the Curtis Friends.