Children and Young Adults
Weekly Story Time for preschool children
Tuesdays at 10:30
with Kim Slocomb
Kim and her horse Pilot
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am, join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and sometimes a craft. This program is for babies through age 5 or so. For more information, call 236-3642.
Rockport Public Library’s 2013
Summer Reading Program
Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Rockport Opera House Downstairs Room (unless noted)
Free and open to children ages 4-12
June 25 – Fairy Garden Tea Party: Help launch the Summer Reading Program as Liza Walsh joins us for a magical fairy garden tea party. Children will have a chance to learn some tricks to attract fairies to their garden. Make your own miniature take home garden in a recycled container.
July 2 - Can You Dig the Beat? Join local storyteller Jan Zimmermann in a fun, fast paced hour of African tales, music and dance. Experience the rhythmic culture of Africa by learning a dance and song that will get you clapping, stomping and “digging” that beat!
July 9 – Dig Into Wildlife: Chewonki will bring us their Stories from the Forest, as they blend literacy and science to discover the forest. With hands-on specimens, and activities, we will learn what makes this habitat special.
July 16 – Harbor Cruise: Join us for our annual cruise of the harbor with the Rockport harbormaster. In addition we will spend time “digging” for beach treasures. This program meets at the Rockport Harbor. PRE-REGISTRATION AND SPECIAL PERMISSION FORMS ARE REQUIRED.
July 23 – Dig in the Garden: Staff from Aldermere Farm will be here to present a hands-on program on gardening.
July 30 – Digging for Buried Treasure: Tom Crudbeard and Bloodthirsty Barbara of the Pirates of the Dark Rose will entertain us with a pirate telling of Treasure Island after which we will wrap up the summer reading program with a buried treasure hunt!
For more information contact Kim Slocomb
Rockport Public Library 236-3642
Summer Reading is made possible through a generous gift from the MLDC Charitable Fund
The winner of the 2013 Chickadee Award is..
Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw and illustrated by
2nd place: Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald McDermott
3rd place: Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackinstosh
Maine Student Book Award announced!
Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness
by Donn Fendler, Lynn Plourde & Ben Bishop
Welcome to Rockport Public Library's Children and Youth Services. I am very excited to be back in the community to serve as your librarian after a three and a half year stint as a library manager in Florida. Although I have worked in many capacities in libraries in both Florida and Maine, my passion is working with children, and my dream job is to work with children in a library setting.
I love nurturing a child's natural curiosity and sharing the excitement of experiencing the word through a child's eyes.
My education background in child development and elementary education, along with my volunteer experience with the Freedom Riders and Special Olympics, has provided me the opportunity to work with children and youth in varied environments. In addition to my love of reading you will notice from my photos that I am an animal lover. I am also an experienced horsewoman and have been riding horses since I was 11 years old. Along with my horse Pilot, I have a dog Ebbtide (Ebbi for short). I look forward to getting to know all of you!
A child's experience with reading is of the utmost importance to me. If you have any suggestions or concerns, I am here for you.
Thanks Heavenly Bean Bags! You may have noticed our bean bags are full and fluffy again. The owners of Heavenly Beanbags revived them for free and we didn't even have to ask. Now that's service!
Interested in joining the Youth Advisory Board? Contact Kim Slocomb at 236-3642. Have a say in the collection, services, and programs. Your opinion matters to us.
Young Adult Collection
Enjoy great books, games, audiobooks, and movies.