Fun Stuff for Kids Online!

FREE EBOOKS Several sites are providing free access to ebooks while schools are closed.

JLG Digital – free access for families to Junior Library Guild’s ebooks (fiction and nonfiction) and other resources.

  • Elementary
    • Username: JLGELM
    • Password: JLGFREE
  • Middle School
    • Username: JLGMID
    • Password: JLGFREE

Tumblebooks

Audible–Listen to free eaudiobooks at stories.audible.com

Here is a list of websites you might find useful over the next few weeks to help your children during the school closure.
READING

GENERAL INTEREST

INSTAGRAM

  • For customers on Instagram  author Dan Santat is offering an online survival guide: Santat Online Survival School for the Pandemic. You just need to follow him on Instagram
  • Author Rafael Lopez is posting black and white drawings that didn’t make it into his books for kids to color. He is the author of Drum Dream Girl

STEAM

FOR YOUR LITTLES

  • Jbrary: Storytime Songs and fingerplays to share with your little ones
  • Resources for families during the Pandemic from Common Sense Media

KIDS! I Am A Story

Mae Among the stars, here Come the Girl Scouts, and Anything But Ordinary Addie
March 14th

10-10:45 AM in the Androscoggin Room

 We are thrilled to partner with the Public Theater for this new program. I Am A Story is an interactive and theatrical program designed to introduce children and their families to the magical and meaningful world of live theatre through contemporary and classic children’s literature. Utilizing theatrical techniques to bring stories to life, I Am A Story provides young audiences with an entertaining and engaging environment that encourages participants to navigate their own narrative and empowers them to Think, Explore, and Connect. This program is recommended for children ages 4-8 (Pre-K to Grade 3).

Date:Saturday Mar 14, 2020

Time:10:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

Community Homestead Goods and Farmer’s Market, Feb. 28

The Auburn Public Library invites all ages to one of their biggest family events of the year.  Join us on February 28th from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm for our annual Homestead Goods and Farmer’s Market. 

The festive event features live music, lots of great vendors and some surprise barnyard guests that the young kids love to pet and see.  The vendors will tempt visitors with a culinary delight of homegrown and homemade foods and treats, plus homestead crafts such as pottery.

The Auburn Public Library’s Farmer’s Market is free to the public and is one way the library thanks all our community members and community businesses for their wonderful support.

Date:Friday Feb 28, 2020

Time:4:30 PM  –  6:00 PM

KIDS! HighTouch HighTech Science Juraissic Jr., Feb. 19

Step back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Become a paleontologist, discover real fossils and make your own! Explore the concept of DNA and build a double-helix. We are happy to welcome back Dr. ‘G’ from High Touch High Tech Science for this exciting dinosaur program. Space is limited so please sign up online or by calling the library at 207-333-6640 ext.3

Date:Wednesday Feb 19, 2020

Time:2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Location:Maggie Trafton Program Room 

KIDS! I Am A Story: Ella Queen of Jazz, Feb. 8

We are thrilled to partner with the Public Theatre for this new program. I Am A Story is an interactive and theatrical program designed to introduce children and their families to the magical and meaningful world of live theatre through contemporary and classic children’s literature. Utilizing theatrical techniques to bring stories to life, I Am A Story provides young audiences with an entertaining and engaging environment that encourages participants to navigate their own narrative and empowers them to Think, Explore, and Connect. This program is recommended for children ages 4-8 (Pre-K to Grade 3).

Date:Saturday Feb 8, 2020

Time:10:00 AM  –  10:45 AM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! I Am a Story, Jan. 11

We are thrilled to partner with the Public Theatre for this new program. I Am A Story is an interactive and theatrical program designed to introduce children and their families to the magical and meaningful world of live theatre through contemporary and classic children’s literature. Utilizing theatrical techniques to bring stories to life, I Am A Story provides young audiences with an entertaining and engaging environment that encourages participants to navigate their own narrative and empowers them to Think, Explore, and Connect. This program is recommended for children ages 4-8 (Pre-K to Grade 3).

Date:Saturday Jan 11, 2020

Time:10:00 AM  –  10:45 AM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! Fun Run Indoor Recess Concert, Dec. 26

We are happy to welcome back local band Fun Run for a free family concert. Fun Run, is a Maine based kindie-rock band comprised of Zack and Maria Reinstein.These two teachers discovered kindie rock while writing original children’s songs for their daughter. Come enjoy Indoor Recess with Fun Run! This is a fun interactive concert to get kids moving and dancing.

December 26, 11AM-12PM

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