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Library Resources for the Summer

posted Jun 14, 2011, 5:35 AM by Siobhan Ryan   [ updated Jun 14, 2011, 11:10 AM ]

Mount Desert Island Libraries

As the school year draws to a close, the Conners Emerson Library may not be physically open, but its ebooks collection is available, and this is just one of the many reading and literacy offerings available to children on Mount Desert Island this summer!

The Library subscribes to TumbleBooks, an online resource for children's picture books and quizzes that your child may like to use.  A recent article in School Library Journal touted the potential of TumbleBooks to raise reading comprehension.  Click here for the article Are Ebooks Any Good?

For the persistent link to TumbleBooks, click on the icon below. You should not need a username or password to enter TumbleBooks if you use this link. 

The Jesup Library is taking part in Friends Over Books, in which readers, age 10-14, will get a chance to participate in a reading group and meet author Gary Schmidt.  For more information on Friends Over Books click here.  For younger children, the Jesup Library is also offering programming.  Click on the PDF at the bottom of the page for more information about Jesup's programming. You may contact Mae Corrion for more information at 288-4245 or mcorrion@jesup.lib.me.us.

If you are interested in traveling the island, the other island libraries are also offering programming.  The Southwest Harbor Library still had 5 to 6 places left in Summer Story Camp as of Tuesday, June 14. The program takes students in grades K-8. Call  or email Susan Plimpton at the Southwest Harbor Library if you would like to sign your child up for this experience at 244-7065 or susansplimpton@gmail.com.   Click here for a description of Summer Story Camp.

The Northeast Harbor Library is also offering a full slate of programming.  Click below on the NEH Library Summer PDF for more information of available activities.  For more information, please contact Eilleen MacLean at 276-3333 or emaclean@nehlibrary.org.

Also, area libraries have digital content available for student use.  The Maine Infonet Download Library has both audio and ebooks that can be downloaded using a library card from your local library, right from home.  Click here for the Maine Infonet Download Library.  The link for children and teen resources is on the left hand side. 

Middle schoolers (grades 6-8) looking for volunteer opportunities, whether they'd like to shelf books or work with children in the summer programming, are encouraged to contact the area children librarians for descriptions of opportunities and interviews.

Finally, the Somesville Library and the Bass Harbor Library will also be open.  Keep your eyes open for available programming there. 

Siobhan Ryan,
Jun 14, 2011, 8:55 AM
Siobhan Ryan,
Jun 14, 2011, 8:55 AM