Youth Programs

Regular Programs

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Tuesdays @ the Library

  • Date: Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Teen Zone, Makery
  • Ages: 8+
  • Registration: Tournament sign-ups upon arrival

At Tuesdays @ the Library you can join a weekly Smash Bros Video game tournament, have a snack, create something cool, color, and hang out with friends. The 8 person, 20 minute tournaments will be set-up by the following age brackets: 8-11, 12-18, 18 & up. The winners of each bracket will square off for a chance to win grand champion of the day.

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After School Junior Master Gardener Learning Lab

  • Date: Wednesday, February 1
  • Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Makery
  • Ages: 5-9
  • Register Here Starting December 27 at 8:00 AM

Each participant will receive a 4-H Outside the Box learning lab with supplies to complete all the gardening activities. This series is an experiential learning experience allowing for an enhanced opportunity to gain valuable life skills.

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After School Create Art Now Learning Lab

  • Date: Thursdays January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16
  • Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Makery
  • Ages: 9-13
  • Register Here Starting December 29 at 8:00 AM, 10 Participants

Each participant will receive a 4-H Outside the Box learning lab with supplies to complete all the art activities. This series is an experiential learning experience allowing for an enhanced opportunity to gain valuable life skills.

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Wednesday Wiggles & Giggles Storytime

  • Dates: Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: 0-6

Wednesdays Wiggles & Giggles is where the fun is to be had for your little ones at the library! Join us for songs, stories, and movements that encourage early learning skills in young children.

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Middle School GIRLS STEM Club

  • Date: Thursdays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: Girls 11-14
  • Register Here Starting January 5, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Middle School girls, explore creativity and science in a supportive environment! It can be challenging for girls to see themselves as scientists. In this group, participants will select hands-on activities based on their interests, learn about their own creativity, and find ways to connect with science.

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Saturday Stay & Play

  • Dates: Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: 0-6

This storytime is intended to encourage parents and caregivers to play alongside their young learners to encourage inquiry based play and inspire young children to discover that learning can be fun!  We offer a short storytime followed by free play with quality STEM toys.  

Genre Quest 2022-23

What is Genre Quest?

Genre Quest is a nine-month program at the library that began in 2020. The goal of Genre Quest is to inspire readers of all ages to pursue genres they may not necessarily find in their comfort zone. Most importantly, it keeps readers engaged with what the library has to offer ALL readers. Who knows? You may unexpectedly find a new favorite story!

Each month all you have to do is visit a desk at the Lewiston City Library and say you read a book from that month's genre. You will then receive an exclusive button featuring that genre as a prize! Happy Questing!

Promotion for 2023 Genre Quest

Monthly Schedule:

October - Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal 

Books of the Fantasy genre often feature mythical creatures, magic, and epic adventures where a character must rise to the occasion. Sub-genres of Fantasy are Horror and Paranormal. Horror is about terror, while Paranormal features mythical beings at the forefront of the story.

November - Nonfiction/(Auto) Biography

Nonfiction books are true stories based on real people, events, creatures, and concepts. Biographies are stories written about people and their real-life experiences. Autobiographies are an account of a person's life written by that person.

December - Graphic Fiction/ Graphic Nonfiction/Manga

These are novels told through both words and art; they are very similar to comic books! Graphic novels are just a format but can encompass all genres. Manga are Japanese comic books and graphic novels.

January - Classic/Literary   

Classic fiction has been given special recognition and has stood the test of time. Literary fiction is worthy of praise or reward and centers around style, depth, and is character driven. 

February - Romance/Historical Fiction

Romance novels are all about a central love story and relationships. Historical fiction is a story that takes place in the past and features historical events, customs, and social norms. 

March - Science Fiction

Science Fiction (Sci-fi) is a story that places imagined or actual science at the forefront due to its connection with society and humanity. 

April - Poetry

Books of poetry express feeling and ideas in the form of rhythm, meaning, and sound.

May - Periodicals

Periodicals can take the form of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, comic books, or literary journals that are published daily, weekly, or monthly. 

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