Curtis Kids: Programs and Services for Kids
The Library offers a full array of programming for different ages and interests throughout the year. Library programs are open to the public and free of charge, most sponsored by the Curtis Friends.
Check the Kids Events Calendar for current listings and program descriptions.
Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM, September – May
Stories, songs and activities for preschoolers with Miss Robyn. Promotes early literacy through reading, writing, talking, playing, and singing. Suggested ages 2-4.
Gather Round for Stories
Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM, September – May
Join one of the library’s enthusiastic volunteers in the children’s area for old favorites and new!
Music Fun with Teresa Gillis
Friday mornings at 10:30 AM, September – May
Lively songs, rhythms and movement with Miss Teresa, followed by playtime. Supports early literacy development and a love of music and it’s fun! For babies and toddlers and their caregivers.
Additional Story and Music Sessions
Benji Latham leads a Musical Toddler Gathering on the last Monday of each month at 10:30 AM. The library also sponsors special guests from time to time such as local favorite, musician Matt Loosigian. This winter/spring the folks at 317 Main Community Music Center will lead monthly music programs at the library focusing on instrument exploration with the Ukulele and the Fiddle.
Cornerstones of Science
COS sponsors a variety of science-themed programs for all ages throughout the year, such as explorations with electronic building blocks that make complex technology simple and fun. Check the calendar for current events.
Open during regular library hours, ongoing throughout the year
Topical rotating interactive exhibits for kids and adults, located on the first floor of the library; stop in and try something new!
Monthly; check calendar for dates and times.
Informal building and play sessions with LEGO bricks, sometimes incorporating an optional science or art challenge. All ages. We provide the bricks, kids provide the creativity!
Our trained therapy dog Josie has taken another job so is no longer available for listening to young readers, but we may have another read-to-me dog in the near future. Stay tuned!
School Vacation Programs
Variety of activities and events for kids such as science programs, crafts, magic shows, and more.
Summer Reading Program
Keep your reading muscles strong and enthusiasm high throughout the summer months! Children use a game board to complete reading-related activities and track their progress, with free books and coupons along the way. Pre-readers use a read-to-me version of the game. For preschool – grade 5. (Older kids may join the teen program.)
The library offers passes for free or deeply discounted admission to several local venues of interest to families with children, including Boothbay Railway Village, the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Southworth Planetarium, and the (Boston) Museum of Science. Check for details and our complete listing here.
Questions about children’s programs and services? Please contact Pam Jenkins, Youth Services Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org