Children’s Services

Youth Services seeks to encourage a lifelong love of reading in our younger patrons, from infants to teenagers. The library serves all patrons regardless of age, and hosts programs geared towards different age groups all year round. In addition to special programs that can be found on our web calendar, regularly meeting activities are listed below.

Babies & Preschool

Toddlers at play-group yoga

Toddlers at playgroup yoga

Preschool Story TimeTuesdays, 10:30-11:15 AM
For babies and young children, each week we will have a read aloud story and a fun craft kids can make and take home.
Year-round

PlaygroupWednesdays, 10:30 AM-noon
Playgroup for babies and toddlers, meets in the Howard Room.  This is a great opportunity for parents and toddlers to connect with each other. Plenty of toys and light snacks are provided.

Weather permitting, the playgroup will meet at the town park during the months of July and August.

 

School Age Kids

Kids at the library

Kids dissect owl pellets at a library program

Chess ClubThursdays, during the school year, 3:00-4:00 PM
Kids of all ages are invited to the weekly Kids’ Chess Club. Participants of all experience levels are welcome.

Wild Sun Catchers– Monthly program for kids and families that celebrates the wild plants of the Blue Hill Peninsula, with focus on a different plant each month. This program is free and is co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Library and Blue Hill Heritage TrustRegister on our calendar for upcoming programs to receive craft kits to use along with the videos, and enjoy getting to know the wild and wonderful growing things that are part of our ecosystem.  Check out our program archive here.