Windham Public Library

217 Windham Center Road, Windham, Maine 04062

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Children’s Room

msbaIt’s almost time to vote for your favorite Maine Student Book Award of 2014.  If you have read at least 3 by March 15 and have rated them on the Children’s Room chart Mrs. Parker will be sending you a ballot and an invitation to the MSBA Ice Cream Party.  This will be your chance to get a jump on the 2014-2015 new MSBA list as they will be available at the party.


ALA 2014 Youth Media Awards

Books and Babies

Caldecott Award Books

Lupine Award Books

Maine Student Book Awards

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature

Newbery Award Books

SMLD/USM Connect Book Examination Collection

Story Times

Websites of Authors and Illustrators


Books and Babies

Tuesday 10:00 am (call to verify, occasionally not held)

For ages 6-24 months includes songs, fingerplays, and a story.  The program lasts approximately twenty minutes.  The purposes of this program are to provide early experience for children with the spoken word, provide a chance for parents/caregivers to share activities with children, and create enjoyment for all during story time.  It is very helpful for the adults to model the activities by participating with their child.

Story Times

Mondays  10:30 am & 1:00 pm (year round) (call to verify, occasionally not held)
Thursdays  10:30 am (September – Mid-June) (call to verify, occasionally not held)

Children up to age 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays.  Story time is about 20-30 minutes.

SMLD/USM CONNECT Book Examination Collection

The University of Southern Maine’s Children’s Book collection is augmented annually with review books from the Southern Maine Library District’s examination collection.  This exciting collaboration is intended to maintain a complete Newbery and Caldecott collection, to develop a Maine children’s book special collection, and an examination collection to accommodate researchers, librarians and teachers.  The collection is located at the U.S.M. Library, Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus.  On the internet you can use URSUS to access the children’s collection.  For Maine books search by subject : “Children’s literature American Maine”.  For hours and further information call 207-780-5345.