Southwest Harbor Library offers winter programs for children

SOUTH-WEST HARBOR – The Southwest Harbor Public Library offers winter and early spring programs for children, including bingo games, early literacy kits, a stop-motion animation class, and a Lego contest.

Search and find in the library
The library children’s room is filled with artistic and fun creatures of all sizes. Kids can explore the room and take on the seek-and-find challenge to win a small prize. Options to download the challenge online and complete it virtually will be available at www.swhplibrary.org. Prizes may be claimed in-house or via curbside pickup. No registration is required. The hunt began on January 19 and will continue until February.

Winter Reading Bingo
Stop by the library or download a winter reading bingo card for babies, kids, and teens from the library’s website. Fill in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, or fill out your entire card and submit it in person or via email for a chance to win prizes. No registration is required. Bingo cards are available from February 14 to March 31. A draw will take place on April 1.

Early Literacy Packs
The library will distribute early literacy kits for babies and toddlers ages 0-4. The kits will include activities and literacy extensions correlated with a selected book. As part of the Literacy Pack launch, librarians will read the book virtually, which will be available on the library’s website and YouTube channel. The first pack will be available on February 15, with new packs available every month until May. Registration is mandatory.

Virtual introductory course in animation and stop motion

Children in grades 3-6 can learn the basics of animation and stop motion with a four-part Zoom course. Students will receive course materials in advance (to be picked up at the library or curbside). To create stop motion, students will need to use their own technology at home, such as a cell phone, tablet, or laptop. While it’s helpful to have this technology at your fingertips during the course, it’s not mandatory, as the majority of the course will focus on introducing and teaching the tools and skills needed to operate. independent animation and the creation of stop motion. Classes will take place on February 28 and March 7, 14 and 21, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.

Lego contest and display

Kids can create their own book-themed Lego scene and take their creations to the library to enter the Lego contest and display their masterpieces. Legos can be borrowed from the library. First, second and third place winners receive a prize, with categories being judged by age group. Entries will be accepted from April 1st, with the last day to participate being April 8th. The Lego creations will be exhibited throughout the month of April. Registration is mandatory.

For more information or to register for programs, email [email protected], go online to www.swhplibrary.org or call (207) 244-7065.