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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
Saco
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
Pajamarama:
Story time & crafts in your PJ’s
Scarborough Public Library
6:30- 7:30 p.m.
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Note: The 2015 Clam Festival, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, promises to be a blast! The parade, carnival, and horse drawn wagon rides remain highlights. In the Kids’ Area this year, look for magic shows, live music and balloon tying. Also, we have it on good authority that our friends at Islandport Press will be giving away 100 copies of some of their most popular children’s books each day (look for their booth at the Merrill Library). 

The team had a blast at the Yarmouth Clam Festival Friday. As planned, we spent most of our time on the Merrill Library lawn, taking in musical acts like the sassy Ann Sparling, who sang kid favorites like The Pumpkin Vine, I’m a Nut, Ting-A-Lay-O and Mr. Sun. The young audience played instruments, danced and marched around the big, blue tent. And CP#1 was thrilled when Ann invited her to wear a dog costume for How Much is That Doggie in the Window?

CP #1 in her furry best

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