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The Sara Bonnett Stein Children’s Room

The Sara Bonnett Stein Children’s Room

We are always adding to our collection - often with books and videos suggested by parents.

We offer :

One Story Time each week on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Summer Reading Program: Studies have shown that children who continue to read during the summer when school is not in session perform better in the fall when school resumes. Summer reading programs make educational reading activities fun and appealing to young people. To this end the Friends of the Library sponsor the Summer Reading Program.

Children log in their summer reading minutes or pages and at the end of the summer, before school starts, they submit their log sheets and receive a penny/minutes or page. The accumulated pennies are used to buy books at our discounted Library rate. Some children select close to $100 in books! The program is open to all young readers. Ask the staff about the program!

Saturday Summer Children’s Program: Also sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The program is usually theme based, often on the State Summer Reading Program. Join us this summer each Saturday at 10 a.m.

Maine Student Book Award - The Friends of the Library have purchased a collection of the Maine Student Book Awards books for both the Library and the school. Students at the school vote for their favorites and the tally feeds into the State totals and the most favorite are selected.

Golden Trap Award - Designed by our own SAD #8 Librarian, Susan Dempster, one K - 4th grade book is selected for the Golden Trap Award from a selection suggested by Island Librarians. Children vote at the school and have access to the selections at both libraries.