Kids

Topsham Public Library is a great place for kids! From awesome books and fantastic storytimes to special events such as Big Truck Day and much, much more, there’s always something to do and see. Check out kids’ New Books and MoreEvents and Activities and Resources for Parents and Educators. Need more information, have a question or need to register for a program? Contact Mariah!

Topsham Public Library Kids Programs

July 17, 2019
  • July 17, 201910:30 am - 11:30 am • July 17, 2019

    Family Concert with Matt Loosigian

    Matt is a folk singer/guitarist specializing in playful, funny songs about ecology and being green. Join him as he works his musical magic in this interactive and fun music show. Inspired by Matt’s incredibly dynamic voice and charismatic performance style, participants will sing, play, and dance along as this musical wizard pulls giggles out of his guitar. Designed for children, but all ages welcome. Limit first 100 people.

July 18, 2019
  • July 18, 201910:00 am - 10:20 am • July 18, 2019

    Baby & Me

    Baby & Me gives your child the opportunity to hear lots of language and music while you spend time bonding together! We sing songs, participate in action rhymes, and share a board book! Program lasts about 15 -20 minutes, and is for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • July 18, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • July 18, 2019

    Music & Rhyme Time

    At each Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, we sing songs, dance and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and read one short story. Each lively and fun session lasts about 20-40 minutes and is designed for two-year-olds and their grownup!

July 19, 2019
  • July 19, 20192:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 19, 2019

    Chewonki presents: Mammals of Maine

    This exciting and interactive program introduces participants to our native warm-blooded vertebrates: Maine mammals. We will study a mounted animal and observe its characteristics, such as teeth, feet, and fur. We use these observations as clues to understanding each mammal’s adaptations, niche, and habitat. A collection of skulls, study skins, and other specimens complements a discussion of adaptations and the role each animal plays in the food web. This program also provides a living example of a non-releasable wild mammal. Designed for ages 8 and up, but open to anyone who can sit quietly through a presentation. Limit first 100 people.

July 20, 2019
  • July 20, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 20, 2019

    Galaxy Spray Paint

    Learn how easy it is to create your own universe! This project will take place outdoors, be sure to dress for mess!! (rain date 7/27) Registration is required. Ages 10 & up.

July 23, 2019
  • July 23, 20193:30 pm - 4:30 pm • July 23, 2019

    4-H Summer of Science

    You are a pirate seeking hidden treasure—use the Engineer Design Process and learn about the science of ocean waters to confront real-world challenges to navigate your pirate ship! Ages 7-12, sign up required for the entire series.

  • July 23, 20194:00 pm - 7:00 pm • July 23, 2019

    Board Game Night

    Various family-friendly games will be available for drop-in play. Bring some friends and family and have some fun! Ages 4 and up!

July 24, 2019
  • July 24, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • July 24, 2019

    Preschool Storytime

    At each themed Storytime we sing songs, dance, and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and of course, read stories! Storytime lasts approximately 45 - 60 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

July 25, 2019
  • July 25, 201910:00 am - 10:20 am • July 25, 2019

    Baby & Me

    Baby & Me gives your child the opportunity to hear lots of language and music while you spend time bonding together! We sing songs, participate in action rhymes, and share a board book! Program lasts about 15 -20 minutes, and is for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • July 25, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • July 25, 2019

    Music & Rhyme Time

    At each Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, we sing songs, dance and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and read one short story. Each lively and fun session lasts about 20-40 minutes and is designed for two-year-olds and their grownup!

July 26, 2019
  • July 26, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • July 26, 2019

    Messy Art

    We will experiment with different tools and techniques to create process-over-product art! Wear clothes that can get stained and painty! Designed for ages 4 and up, but all children are welcome with grownup help! Registration required.

July 27, 2019
  • July 27, 201911:00 am - 2:00 pm • July 27, 2019

    Drop-In Activities: Space

    Marshmallow constellations, moon rocks, moon painting, straw rockets & more! Designed for ages 4 and up, but open to all children with adult supervision.

  • July 27, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 27, 2019

    Legos at the Library

    Come build with our Lego collection! We have giant bins full of Legos for older kids, and Duplos available for younger kids upon request!

  • July 27, 20191:00 pm - 2:30 pm • July 27, 2019

    Movie: Treasure Planet

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s TREASURE ISLAND gets a futuristic twist in this amazing tale of a brave young man’s thrilling journey to new frontiers aboard a flying ship. Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes. Rated PG for adventure action and peril. Recommended ages 9 and up, but all are welcome!

July 30, 2019
  • July 30, 20193:30 pm - 4:30 pm • July 30, 2019

    4-H Summer of Science

    You are a pirate seeking hidden treasure—use the Engineer Design Process and learn about the science of ocean waters to confront real-world challenges to navigate your pirate ship! Ages 7-12, sign up required for the entire series.

July 31, 2019
  • July 31, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • July 31, 2019

    Preschool Storytime

    At each themed Storytime we sing songs, dance, and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and of course, read stories! Storytime lasts approximately 45 - 60 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

August 2, 2019
  • August 2, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • August 2, 2019

    Messy Art

    We will experiment with different tools and techniques to create process-over-product art! Wear clothes that can get stained and painty! Designed for ages 4 and up, but all children are welcome with grownup help! Registration required.

August 3, 2019
  • August 3, 20191:00 pm - 2:30 pm • August 3, 2019

    Movie: Muppets From Space

    Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it’s up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family. Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 1 hour 27 minutes. Rated G. Recommended ages 5 and up, but all are welcome!

August 6, 2019
  • August 6, 20193:30 pm - 4:30 pm • August 6, 2019

    4-H Summer of Science

    You are a pirate seeking hidden treasure—use the Engineer Design Process and learn about the science of ocean waters to confront real-world challenges to navigate your pirate ship! Ages 7-12, sign up required for the entire series.

August 9, 2019
  • August 9, 201910:30 am - 11:30 am • August 9, 2019

    Lindsay & her Puppet Pals

    Year round, Lindsay brings her Puppet Pals, lovingly crafted, giant hand puppets and marionettes, to child and family audiences across New England. Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters, this series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart! Designed for ages 3—8, limit first 100 people.

August 10, 2019
  • August 10, 201911:00 am - 1:00 pm • August 10, 2019

    Galaxy Crafts

    Make a galaxy jar, galaxy bauble, and galaxy slime! Designed for ages 8 and up, open to all ages (younger must have adult assistance). While supplies last!

August 13, 2019
  • August 13, 20192:00 pm - 4:00 pm • August 13, 2019

    Rockets

    Design and launch rockets with local scientist David Harmon! This is a 2 hour program. Ages 8-12, registration required.

August 15, 2019
  • August 15, 201910:00 am - 11:30 am • August 15, 2019

    Stay & Play

    We fill our big meeting room with toys—kids can play and their grownups can play AND catch up with other grownups! Ages birth to 5, registration required (must have at least 6 signups to run)