Rockport Public Library
One Limerock Street, PO Box 8, Rockport, Maine 04856-0008

Children and Young Adults

Weekly Story Time for preschool children

Tuesdays  at 10:30

with Kim Slocomb

Kim Slocomb and Pilot

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.

Summer Reading is here! 

Get ready for FIZZ, POP, and BOOM! 

ChemistryJune 24 – “Fizz, Pop, and Boom” into your reading program at Rockport Public Library! Mad
Science will be popping in with their spectacular show full of erupting science to kick
off our Summer Reading Program! They are experts at making science come to life and it
just so happens; their specialty is “Fizzing, Popping, and Booming Science”!  Join us for
a show that will make your mind FIZZ with questions, POP with excitement, and BOOM with

July 1 – Popping out in Stars – Northern Stars Planetarium will bring their traveling Big Dipper
inflatable planetarium to the Summer Reading Program!  This amazing program will explore
the wonders of astronomy and space science.  This program meets upstairs at the Rockport
Opera House.

July 8 – Experiment with and Explore the Sounds of Music – Tom Ulichny of Midcoast Music
Academy will have us clapping, stomping and beating the drums as he engages us in making
and moving to music!

July 15 – It’s Alive!  Chewonki will visit with their Animal Adaptations program.  “In
this fun-filled hour, we’ll learn about adaptations, try on fun costumes, and see
firsthand how three of their live non-releasable animals have adaptations that help them
thrive in their specific habitats. After the presentation, participants will be
encouraged to create their own animal with adaptations from their imagination!”

July 22 – Harbor Cruise – Join us for our annual harbor cruise with the Rockport Harbor
Master.  Craft making & stories will take place between cruises.  This program meets at

July 29 – Wrap up Summer Reading with local author Liza Walsh as she shares her newest
book, Treasure Hunter Handbook with us!!   Learn all about buried treasure, geocaching,
rocks and minerals, and more!  Participate in a rock and mineral scavenger hunt, look for
buried treasure and make treasure related crafts.

Registration for the summer reading program begins on June 16. The programs are all
free and open to children ages 4-12

Special July Event:

Herring Gut Touch Tank Program July 16 at 1:00 to 2:30  at the library!

 Join Lily Glynos from the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde

for an exploration of the common tide pool animals found in the Gulf of Maine.



The winner of the 2013 Chickadee Award is..

Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw and illustrated by
Eugene Yelchin

2nd place: Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald McDermott

3rd place: Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackinstosh


A note from Kim Slocomb

Hi everyone!

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!

Kim Slocomb and her dog Ebbi

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.


Kim Slocomb

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!

Rockport Public Library YA Alcove sign

Young Adult Collection

Enjoy great books, games, audiobooks, and movies.

Reading in the Rockport Public Library YA area

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.


Parents and guardians please take note of our unattended children policy.


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