Prince Memorial Library Summer Reading Schedule of Events

posted Jun 8, 2015, 7:01 AM by Tammy Tarling


Rob Duquette, Musician 

Wednesday, June 10 

4--5 p.m. All Ages!

Enjoy a fun musical afternoon outdoors on the back lawn and register for the Summer Reading Program. Bring a picnic blanket!

Pre-K to 5th 

Registration Begins on Wednesday, June 10, 3 to 5 p.m. 



Toddler Time
Ages 15 months to 3 years

10:00 a.m.

Movement, music, rhymes, and stories for busy toddlers.

Read to Lacey!

***Registration Required***

Grades K to 5
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Read to Lacey, the Therapy Dog!
The sign-up clipboard is in the Children's Room.

Minecraft Club
Grades 4 to 5
3:30 to 5 p.m.
A weekly drop-in program. All participants provide their own Minecraft accounts and laptops. The library will offer a Library LAN World for virtual play together.


Games Crafts Books

Grades K to 5
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
A weekly drop-in program of crafts, chalk-on-the-walk, games and read alouds.

Lego Club
Grades K to 5
3:30 to 5 p.m.   A weekly drop-in program. Create with Legos. Display them in the Children's Room. Check out our growing collection of Lego Books!


Read to Sandy!

***Registration Required***
Grades K to 5
3 to 4 p.m.
Read to Sandy, the Therapy Dog!
The sign-up clipboard is in the Children's Room.

Maine Student Book Award Book Group
Grades 4 to 5
4 to 5 p.m.
This is an informal drop-in book group that will focus on the 42 books on the Maine Student Book Award list for 2015-16. Tell us about those you've read and hear about what others are recommending!


Preschool Playhouse   

Ages 3 to 5
10 a.m.
Join Lauren and special guests for an interactive experience to help nurture early literacy and foster independence.

Baby and Me  

Birth to 15 months 

 11 a.m.

Tickles, rhymes, bounces and songs to share together with your baby.

Special Summer Programs  

4-H Electrifying Games

***Registration Required***
Thursday, July 2
Grades 3 to 5
4 p.m.
Explore how to build a simple circuit, then use this technology to build your own game with a 4-H scientist.

Animal Signs and Track

***Registration Required***

Thursday, July 16 

Grades K to 5 

4 p.m.
Hands-on, wild animal identification using scat and footprints with Andrew Hutchinson, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park Ranger!

Wind Over Wings
Thursday, July 30
Grades K to 5
4 p.m.
Meet magnificent birds of prey in this special program where each has a story of overcoming extraordinary obstacles!

Summer Finale Party Pre-K to 5th Wednesday, August 26
4 p.m.
Ice cream sundaes, certificates and free books to all Summer Reading Program participants! 


Entering Grades 6 through 12

KICKOFF PARTY and registration begins
Thursday, June 11
6 to 7:30 p.m.
It's an outdoor party! Enjoy Pizza, music, "Minute To Win It" games. AND MORE...

Jewelry Making

***Registration Required***

Wednesday, June 24,

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Huge collection of decorative beads of all sizes, colors, and metals to create your own earrings or necklace.


Teen Jam Sessions

Wednesdays, July 1, July 15, July29, August 12
6 to 7:30 p.m.
This is a drop-in group. I you play an instrument or just like music, bring your own sheet music and jam with friends, talk books, tell ghost stories, eat snacks!

Game Show Night

***Registration Required***

Wednesday, July 8 

6 to 7:30 p.m. 

This show is in the style of Jeopardy with categories like You Tube, 2014 Movies, Name That Tune and more. Created by the Teen Advisory Board. Are you interested in being a contestant or an audience member? Enjoy pizza and prizes!

Survival 101 

***Registration Required***

Wednesday, July 22 

6 to 7:30 p.m. 

Test your knowledge of survival skills. Demonstrations with survival kits and activities brought to you by Maine Primitive Skills School!


***Registration Required***

Wednesday, August 5 

Noon to 7:30 p.m. 

The Pledge Form is available in the Teen Room. Teens help raise donations throughout the summer for HART and the Community Food Pantry. Drop off completed Pledge Forms at the Read-a Thon and participate in an afternoon of reading in the library. Hart and Community Food Pantry representatives w

ill speak and answer questions while participants share pizza!

Writing Program 

Teen Writing Contest 

***Registration Required***
        Submissions Due

Wednesday, August 12 

8 p.m. 

The Contest Guidelines Form is available in the Teen Room. All types of writing styles are encouraged. There will be guest judges and prizes!

Teen Writing Party

***Registration Required*** 

Wednesday, August 19
6 to 7:30 p.m.
All Welcome!
The Teen Writing Contest winners will be announced and prizes, awarded. Winners will read aloud from their entries. There will be a guest author talk and book signing TBA. Pizza!

Writers/Book Group 

Thursdays, June 25 to August 20
6 to 7:30 p.m.
This is an informal drop-in book/writing group. We will discuss books from the YALSA Top 10 Teen Books list on display in the Teen Room. There will be guest author visits. A Terrific time to Work on your writing piece for the Teen Writing Contest. Snacks!

Teen Finale Party 

Thursday, August 27
6 to 7:30 p.m.
It's an outdoor party! Enjoy pizza, music, "Minute To Win It" games and prizes. All participants will receive a free book at the finale party.