Hello All,

The Village Green is looking great and a new children’s garden is taking shape along the slope near the parking lot.  We are all excited about the progress, check it out when you are in the neighborhood.


If you haven’t already looked at our new website, we encourage you to take a look and sign up for notification of events by using the Notify Me button at the bottom of the calendar page. 


Here’s what’s going on at the Children’s Department next week:


Tuesday, July 19, 1:30pm, Ready,Set, Go Summer Activity Afternoon

Stories and activities designed to entertain children in grades K-3, but all ages welcome.  Meet in our community room. 


Tuesday, July 19, 5:30-7pm, Reader of the Pack, Meet Nala

Stop by the story corner and meet Nala, therapy dog in training, and her friend Stacey.  Learn more about the Reader of the Pack program, which encourages kids to read by having them read to a therapy dog.  We will set up reading appointments for future dates.


Wednesday, July 20, Tabletop Gaming for Teens, 3:30-6:30pm

Game time with friends in the community room for 4th through 10th graders.  Popcorn will be served. 


Thursday, July 21, Children’s Story Times @ 10:15 & 11am

Sunshine Story Time at 10:15 for little ones and their grownups, with songs, stories and finger plays.

Once Upon a Time….Stories at 11:00.  Longer stories for engaged listeners.



Friday, July 22, 1pm, Keith Anderson Community House, Mad Science of Maine

Get ready for the Mad Science Physics Olympics of 2016.  We will start off the show by lighting the Mad Science Olympic torch with a spectacular combustion reaction with colored flames to reflect our national pride.  Test out your strength and discover the wonders of air pressure in a tug-of-war challenge, learn about cycling with a gyroscope that will make your head spin, and more!  This show is guaranteed to inspire kids to get active.  Designed for kids ages 4-12, but fun for the whole family (Free!).


Janette Landis

Circulation Desk Clerk

Orono Public Library



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