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GORHAM GOES GLOBAL - SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2016
Visit Baxter Memorial Library on or after June 15th to join our Summer Reading Program!
Great Prizes!

  • After 4 hours of reading, you win a bookmark.
  • After 8 hours of reading, you win a free Subway kid's meal
  • After 12 hours of reading, you win a book from Baxter Library
  • After 16 hours of reading, you win a small pizza from Domino's Pizza

We will also offer a Wee Readers program for children 2 years old & younger.

The first 450 kids (16 & Younger) to sign up get a free ticket to a Portland Sea Dogs game.

The final day of the program is Friday, August 12th, although you have until the new school year starts to finish your 16 hour reading game sheet. Don't rush your reading as the prizes are 'released' every few weeks.

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THE 2016 STORY TIME SCHEDULE STARTS SEPTEMBER 8TH AND CONCLUDES ON MAY 30TH.
Our story times develop early literacy skills and promote a love of reading in a warm, welcoming environment. No registration required.

Pre-School Story Time - Tuesdays at 9:30 am
(Ages 3 to 5). Early literacy skills, school readiness skills, listening, and following directions are developed during this time. Our story time is designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way. The program includes a variety of stories, songs, action rhymes, and crafts. Pre-School Story Time is also a time when children can learn socialization skills by interacting with children their own age.

Baby and Me - Thursdays at 9:30 am
(Birth to 18 months). Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses with books and music. Exposure to words, rhymes, music, and movement during the first 18 months of life assists in developing language and motor skills. Baby and Me is also a time when children can learn socialization skills by interacting with children their own age.

Toddler Time - Thursdays at 10 am
(18-36 months). Our staff presents stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities to match the age and attention span of participants. Children in this age range react differently; they will be at all levels of development. The goal of our program is to set the stage for a love of reading and lifelong learning. Toddler Time is also an opportunity for children to learn socialization skills by interacting with others their own age.

Literacy Games Featuring Favorite Characters Pre-k to Elementary

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