School Vacation Week: Loving Our Libraries

Note: While these events have come and gone, all of the libraries listed here have active kids’ programs. Don’t see your local library on the list? Visit here for a full listing of libraries throughout Maine.

MP has been busy thinking of things to do next week while the kids are on vacation. Many local libraries have great activities planned for children of all ages. And the best part? Most of the events are free! A road trip to a library you’ve never visited before is so much fun. You never know what you’ll discover.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite library events throughout the state:

Saturday, Feb. 18
Drop-in craft
Dyer Library
All ages
9:30-12:30 p.m.

Annual Teddy Bear Picnic:
BYO picnic & favorite stuffed animal
Dessert & drinks provided
Ellsworth Public Library
11 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Story time & crafts in your PJ’s
Scarborough Public Library
6:30- 7:30 p.m.

Pajamarama will feature fairy tales like The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone.

Angelina Ballerina Day:
Mini Dance Workshops from the Centre of Movement
Baxter Memorial Library
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Bring your own tutu to Angelina Ballerina Day in Gorham.

Balloon Fun with Kyle Edgerly
Learn how to make balloon figures
Belfast Free Library 
2 p.m.

Feb. 21-24
Maine 3 Railer Model Train Club:
Amazing electric trains on display in the Children’s Room
Patten Public Library
All ages

Family-Friendly Films
Walker Memorial Library
1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb 22
Charlotte’s Web (film starring Dakota Fanning)
Auburn Public Library
1:00 p.m.
Note: While you’re there, check out The Library Cafe.

Charlotte’s Web at the Auburn Public Library

Music & Movement Class
Rockland Public Library
Ages Newborn-6 years
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Paper Airplane Night
Launch off library balcony
Rice Public Library 

Paper airplane competition at the Rice Public Library in Kittery

Thursday, Feb. 23
Cookie Decorating
Topsham Public Library
2 p.m.
Pre-register: 725-1727 

Make a Game with
Heidi Boyd
Curtis Memorial Library
Ages 5-11
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Pre-register: 725-5242 x225 or

Know of a great event happening at your local library this week? Post it here! Happy vacation week, everyone!

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  1. Love these suggestions – thanks for putting this together for us. I have no clue what to do with my kids next week, so this will definitely help! Thanks Jen!

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      I’ll post more on the Facebook page… keep an eye out! Hope the kids are feeling better, too.

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