childrens library

Summer 2020

This summer we encourage you to "Imagine Your Story" with a grab bag of craft supplies from our stash.  Stop by on Wednesday, June 3 to pick up a bag for your kids from the table outside.  If you can’t make it that day, contact us to pick up a bag while supplies last.  

Beanstack, an app to track reading and earn badges, will be available to our patrons for summer reading this year.  Check back here for more information soon.

Story Time Online!

The library is closed, but your OPL Story Time grownups would still like to share some stories with you!  New stories will be posted here until we are able to meet in person again, so check back to see what’s new.  We’ll also be posting new stories each week on Facebook Live on Thursdays at 11:00 and will have a chapter book read aloud there Fridays at 3:30 too.  We’ll try PJ Time via Zoom on the 3rd Thursday of the month, email jlandis@orono.org to request an invitation.  

Take good care of yourselves and your families.  We miss you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Miss Janette reads Officer Buckle and Gloria
Miss Janette readsThe Story of Ferdinand
Mr. Mark reads Green Eggs and Ham
Mr. Mark reads If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

Children Make Terrible Pets



Here are a just a few of the many things that are available to you free online while schools and libraries are closed

Books and Reading

Storyline Online. Great videos of actors reading stories.

Read.gov   Lots of books available for reading.

Storyweaver  Thousands of stories can be filtered by language, level, categories and more.

Amazon’s Top 100 free Kindle ebooks.

Raising Readers Resources for Families

The entire Animorphs book series is now available for free online here:  Animorphs

Educational

Rosetta Stone is offering up to 250 hours of language learning in 24 languages free to all K-12 students for three months. [https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/]


Mad Science of Maine - Science Experiments Mad Science

Learn at home activities and magazines from Scholastic   Scholastic

New York Philharmonic Kidzone

Virtual Field Trip to the San Diego Zoo

Just For Fun

Harry Potter Digital Escape Room