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Oceans of Possibilities

Our "Oceans of Possibilities" Summer Reading Program has begun! Sign up at the library to receive your first Bingo sheet to get started. Complete five in a row, column, or diagonal, and return to us - then collect a free book as well as a raffle ticket to enter into your prize bucket of choice. You can complete up to one Bingo sheet per week. In addition, we've partnered with Casella Waste and Mystic Aquarium to "feed" the animals! Juno, Charlotte, and Astro are hoping you'll participate and "feed" them with a pom pom every time you visit the library. Your summer library visits will raise money for these special animals that live at Mystic Aquarium! Also, each week we will have an ocean-related theme with special programs and activities. Check below for program information.

Weekly Storytimes

  • Mondays at 10:30 am (beginning September 12): Join us for stories, songs, and a craft!
  • Tuesdays at 12:30 pm (beginning September 6): Baby Sign & Play - Babies and their caregivers will learn beginner sign language, read books and play together.
  • Thursdays at 12:30 pm (beginning September 8): Baby's First Storytime - Prepare your baby for reading with stories, nursery rhymes, and more!
  • Saturdays at 10:30 am: Start your weekend off right! Join us every Saturday for stories, songs, and a craft.
  • See Special Programs below for additional themed storytimes.

Weekly Programs

  • Take & Make: Pick up a craft kit at the library any time during the week, while supplies last.
  • Textile Craft Circle: Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in the Adult Department. Bring your knitting, crochet, needlepoint, or any other textile craft to work on while you chat and get to know fellow crafters. All ages welcome.
  • Homeschool Fridays: Fridays at 10:30 am beginning September 9, for ages 5+. A learning series for homeschoolers covering all the bases - from science to reading to writing.
    • September 9: Egg Drop Challenge
    • September 16: Explore our new Makerspace items!
    • September 23: Creative Writing
    • September 30: Book Club - The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Check out a copy at the library to read in advance.

Special Programs

  • Musical Instrument Showcase: Thursday, August 18 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Adult Department. Make sure you stop by the library during 3rd Thursday! Local musicians will demonstrate and share their knowledge of music with visiting youngsters and their families. We have a very interesting array of instruments we'll be presenting: piccolo, trumpet, tenor saxophone, accordion and many more! Co-sponsored by the Windham Regional Arts Council.
  • Underwater Volcanoes @ 3rd Thursday: Thursday, August 18 starting at 6:00 pm in front of the library. Explore underwater volcanoes with your librarians at the 3rd Thursday Street Fest!
  • Spanish Storytime: Friday, August 19 at 12:00 pm. Join guest storyteller Sofia as she shares cuentos y canciones en español!
  • Ocean Escape Room: Friday, August 19 from 2:00-4:00 pm. A hurricane is coming and your group is trapped in an underwater laboratory. Solve the escape room to get out to safety before the storm hits! This family activity will run every half hour from 2:00-4:00 pm.
  • Planet Earth Storytime: Monday, August 22 at 10:30 am. Read stories about our Planet Earth, sing songs and make a craft.
  • Repurposed Art: Washed Up Mobiles: Tuesday, August 23 at 2:00 pm. Make a work of art using materials that can be found washed up on the shore.
  • "The Great Wave" Inspired Paintings: Wednesday, August 24 at 3:30 pm for ages 6+. Join us to make a painting inspired by the iconic work of art, "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa." Please register.
  • Mystic Aquarium presents Humans and the Ocean: Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 pm. How can we help our beaches and oceans survive? Let's learn proper beach etiquette and how to "leave only footprints."
  • Planet Earth Storytime & Bingo: Friday, August 26 at 4:00 pm. Read stories about our Planet Earth, sing songs and make a craft. Join us for bingo right afterwards!
  • Summer Reading Wrap-Up: Popsicles in the Park!: Saturday, August 27 from 11:0 am - 1:00 pm at Memorial Park. Come end summer with bubbles and a freeze-pop at the park with us!
  • WMS Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party: Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. Windham Middle School students - come hang with Ms. Grabek and Ms. Frances and let's talk about the good and the best of what we read this summer! Get points and eat pizza!
  • Midday Wonder: Wednesday, September 7 at 1:00 pm for ages 5-10. Explore Snap Circuits® with your peers! Please register.
  • Family Science Night - Egg Drop Challenge: Thursday, September 8 at 6:00 pm in the Community Room. Families with school-aged children are invited to come do a science activity and learn together. This month we'll be doing an egg drop challenge and going outside to test our designs! Please register.
  • Mega Marble Mazes: Monday, September 12 at 4:00 pm for ages 5+. Build a marble maze to take home, make a mega maze with the library's Makerspace set, or do both!
  • Little Picassos: Friday, September 16 at 10:00 am for ages 2-4. Join us for a fun toddler art program! Please dress for a mess!
  • LEGO® Club: Friday, September 16 at 4:00 pm for ages 5+. Calling all LEGO® fans - come build and play together using the library's LEGO® collection!
  • Family Movie Night: Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 pm in the Community Room. Join us for a movie night that the entire family can enjoy. We will be offering popcorn and light refreshments (and better sound equipment!).
  • Chess Mates: Friday, September 23 at 4:00 pm. Calling all chess players! Meet at the library to challenge each other to games. Instructor will be available to help.
  • Puzzle Piece Canvas Art: Wednesday, September 28 at 3:30 pm in the Community Room for ages 10+. Incorporate bright, multi-colored puzzle pieces into a work of art using canvas and create a beatiful piece of wall decor. Please register.
  • Ice Cream Class: Thursday, September 29 at 6:00 pm in the Community Room. What’s better than homemade ice cream? NOTHING! Join CLiCK for a hands-on demonstration of making ice cream from scratch. You'll also get to sample different kinds of ice cream. Please register.
  • Karaoke Jams!: Friday, September 30 at 4:00 pm in the Community Room for ages 10-18. The music is here at the library, it is up to you to choose your song! Whether you want to sing or are supporting your friends, join us for some Karaoke Jams!

Backpack Kits


We have 12 emotions backpacks and 18 puppet, musical instrument, and sensory toy backpacks available for checkout, along with our Sprout educational backpacks. Several of the backpacks are bilingual English/Spanish. Try one today! List of backpacks

Online Resources for Kids


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OverDrive

Miss Humblebee's Academy

World Almanac for Kids


Find a list of even more resources for children on our All Online Resources page.



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