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Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

Visit BML June 21st - August 18th to join our Summer Reading Program!

Events kick off on June 21st (2:00-6:00) with a Spring into Summer event hosted by the Friends of Baxter Memorial Library with Mad Science of Maine, Dance Studio of Maine, Happy Hearts Creative Movement, hot dogs, snow cones and more.

Great Prizes for completing Summer Reading!

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!

For more information, stop in, call, or get in touch online!

Our story times develop early literacy skills and promote a love of reading in a warm, welcoming environment. No registration required. *Story Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

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 - Wednesday and Thursdays at 10 am (we offer the same program twice a week to accommodate our large toddler population)
(18-36 months). We present 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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