Children’s Library

DISCLAIMER: Many of the features listed below are in development and will be available soon, watch for announcements on this website and the Facebook page, or inquire at the library about status.

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill roles for several of these programs, inquire at the library

Traveling Storytime: A volunteer from the Children’s Library will come to your daycare, classroom or office/shop space to read a story to children

Library Checkout Brought to You: A library volunteer will come to your classroom to provide children (with parental permission) a library card and the opportunity to check out books from porter memorial library. Also, a volunteer can provide books on rotation for a classroom library.

Storytime at the library: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM a volunteer or guest will read a story and provide a craft for children in the Children’s Library

Children’s Library Garden: upcoming: from planting seeds to harvesting, the Children’s Library will have a busy garden plot where children can help care for the “deer proof” garden in the back yard at the library.

Book Reviews from the Children’s Library: Children are encouraged to share their reactions to library books from PML. Book reviews will be posted in the Children’s Library and Machias Valley News Observer once a month.

Game Night: Once a quarter the Children’s Library will have a game night for children three years old and up. Watch the website for more details.

Puppet making: Puppet making will be held periodically on Saturday morning, more details will be posted on the website

Book Club: Age-appropriate Book Clubs will meet in the Children’s Library on a scheduled basis (evenings and weekends available) to discuss readers’ reactions to assigned books.

Downeast Coastal Conservancy Partnership: The Children’s Library keeps a list of the books used for DCC’s “Story Trail”, whenever possible, DCC provides “backpacks” for check-out at the library. The backpacks contain equipment to help guide your next park tour, bird watching adventure or wildlife identification trip. The library will also check-out snowshoes during the winter.

Lego Time: Watch the PML Facebook page for times for drop-in Lego play. (Legos provided)

Summer Reading Program: The Children’s Library will sponsor a Summer Reading Program with Guests and fun activities! Beginning June 21st through August 30th. entire schedule posted below!

JUNE SCHEDULE:
21st LAURA LANDER

LOCAL AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
Ms. Lander will read her book “Finding Faeries in the Woods
at Wolfe’s Neck Park”. She will do a special activity with
watercolors.
28th MARTINA DITTMAR
MASTER GARDENER

Ms. Dittmar has helped plan and design the Children’s
Butterfly Garden. Her story and activity will be centered
around plantings for butterflies.
JULY SCHEDULE:
5th EVONN MORRIS

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY VOLUNTEER (and PLANT SPECIALIST)
Ms. Morris will read and do an activity to be decided.
12th CHEYENNE ROBINSON-BAUMAN
CHILDREN’S LIBRARY VOLUNTEER
Cheyenne will read and do an activity to be decided.
19th EDIE GUTIERREZ
STUDENT AND ADVENTURER

Edie will teach us how to make SLIME!
26th GRIFFIN DEDMON
IT SPECIALIST AT PORTER MEMORIAL LIBRARY.

Griffin will read “LIBRARY LION” and do a corresponding
activity.
28th * ACADIA THIMLAR
GIFTED YOUNG ARTIST

Intro to Art with Acadia. Recommended for 5 – 9-year-olds.
1:00 to 2:00 PM. *This event is on a Thursday

AUGUST SCHEDULE:
2nd LAURA LANDER
LOCAL AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

Ms. Lander will read another of her books and do an activity
with watercolors.
9th STEPHEN TAYLOR
LOCAL BEEKEEPER.

Mr. Taylor will read and talk about BEES!
11th * ACADIA THIMLAR
GIFTED YOUNG ARTIST

Intro to Art with Acadia. Recommended for 10-to 15-year-
olds. 1:00 to 2:00 PM. *This event is on a Thursday

16th KURTIS SULLIVAN
LOCAL PARENT AND EXTRAORDINARY READER

Mr. Sullivan will read “Pete the Cat and My White Shoes”. We
will do a “Pete the Cat” activity.
18th* TIM CAVERLY
LOCAL AUTHOR

Mr. Caverly will present one of his children’s books
At 2:00 PM *This event is on a Thursday
23rd LAURA LANDER
LOCAL AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

Ms. Lander will read another of her stories (yes, she has
several) and do a paint activity.
25th * ACADIA THIMLAR
GIFTED YOUNG ARTIST

Art with Acadia. 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Learn art skills with local young artist Acadia Thimlar! this session is specifically geared towards 10-15 year olds but all are welcome! *This event is on a Thursday

30th BILL KITCHEN
MACHIAS TOWN MANAGER

Mr. Kitchen will read selections from Shel Silverstein.
Activity TBD.