APL is excited to offer a one hour workshop utilizing Zoom’s online group meeting technology, a one hour online workshop to introduce young library patrons, ages 7 to14, to the fun, excitement, and challenge of Chinese martial arts practice. Join us on Thursday September 24th at 4 PM.
Shifu Paul DiCrescenzo has been a martial arts practitioner since 1977. His training has included Korean karate and swordsmanship, Japanese classical weapons, and he has been training/teaching Chinese martial arts for the last 22 years. He currently teaches Wudang style Tai Chi/Qigong, Wudang Internal Kung Fu, and Bai Long Quan Kung Fu. More information can be found at Two Dragons Path http://www.twodragonspath.com/
Please call the library to register at 333-6640 ext.3 so we can send you the link to the Zoom meeting.
Welcome to APL’s Kids Summer Reading Program!
This year things will be very different as we can’t have you in the library just yet for safety reasons. We will be using a digital Summer reading program through a program called Beanstack. You can download the free Beanstack app on your devices to get started, or you can go to our Beanstack site at auburnpubliclibrary.beanstack.org This site will allow you to register for summer reading from home, track your progress, and earn fun badges during the summer.
For a full schedule of online events, see our webpage https://www.auburnpubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-2020/. If you have any questions, please call the children’s room at 333-6640 ext. 3.
For those children who do not have regular access to a computer we have a paper log that can be requested from the library and picked up by a parent or guardian. There is also a link to the paper log at the bottom of the summer reading page.
Just like our past summer programs we will have a free gift book for kids who read or listen to books for at least 10 hours this summer. This summer, because of COVID-19, we are still deciding the best way to distribute the gift books to participants throughout the summer. Please check our website and Facebook pages to find out how to get your free book in August.
We miss you all and hope you can have some fun with our virtual program!
Audible–Listen to free eaudiobooks at stories.audible.com
Cloud Library — Log in with your library card number.
Here is a list of websites you might find useful to help your children during any school closures.
- Kids Book a Day
- Common Sense Media: Best Books for Kids
- Anita Silvey’s Book A Day Almanac
- Maine Student Book Award
- International Children’s Digital Library
- Authors Everywhere: Check out this You Tube station for daily videos of authors reading and illustrating with kids.
- Growing Book by Book: Online Literacy Resources including Read-Alouds, Sing Alongside, Illustration Demos and more
- Scholastic Learn at Home – free cross-curricular activities build around a story or video from Scholastic.
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens Home Safari
- Kitchen Table Classroom
- Jarrett Lerner– New art activities every DAY
- Jarret J. Krosoczka: Jarret J Krosoczka author of Hey Kiddo
FOR YOUR LITTLES
- Jbrary: Storytime Songs and fingerplays to share with your little ones
- Resources for families during the Pandemic from Common Sense Media
- First stop for any new homeschooler: Homeschool Legal Defense Association
- Maine Department of Education, Home Instruction Requirements, Forms & Laws
- PBS Learning Media
- Homeschoolers of Maine: Frequently Asked Questions
- Recent books on homeschooling from Abby the Librarian
Mae Among the stars, here Come the Girl Scouts, and Anything But Ordinary Addie
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
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
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
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