Youth Programs

Special Programs

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Tournament Tuesday Video Game Tournaments & Snacks

  • Date: Tuesdays, February 20 & 27 
  • Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Makery
  • All Ages

Get your game on and have some fun competing against players of all ages. We will provide the controllers, snacks, and prizes

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Reading Hour with Sofie the Spinone Italiano Canine Reading Buddy

  • Date: Saturdays, March 2, 9 & 16
  • Time: 11:00 AM - Noon
  • Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room

Come read your favorite story to our canine reading buddy Sofie the Spinone. This girl is a gentle friend and a good listener that loves to spend time with kiddos that are learning to read! 

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Schooling From Home: Fiction Book Club: The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks

Mystery, art appreciation, and adventure are just some of the themes in this page-turning thriller. A young boy who has forgotten almost everything about himself and finds himself sitting in the National Gallery of Art!  Participants will enjoy this museum mystery and learn about famous paintings and artists along the way.

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Lotus Lantern

Make a traditional Korean lotus lantern and learn about the lotus & the lantern festival in a short documentary at the end of the class. This program is part of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project. The workshop will be presented by a member of the KSCPP via Zoom.

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Spring Fling @ the Library!

  • Date: Wednesday, March 27
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: 4+

At Spring Fling @ the library, kids and their caregivers will have a fun afternoon playing games, creating crafts & playing with STEM toys. Children age 9 and under must be accompanied by someone 15 years or older.

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Park, Read, & Play @ Hereth Park

  • Date: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27, May 4 & 11
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Hereth Park
  • Ages: 4+

Check out books at our Library On the Go Outreach Vehicle & explore STEAM activities & toys for children of all ages!

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Make It @ the Library Tote Bag

At this Make it @ the Library class, participants will create a custom Lewiston City Library tote bag.  We will be using iron-on vinyl and the Cricut heat press on a canvas bag.  

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Gaming Jamboree

  • Date: Tuesday, April 19
  • Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Event Space
  • Ages: 10+

Enjoy a few hours of gaming however you desire! We have board games of all kinds, an XBox on the projector, a Wii on the side, and a VR setup in the middle of the room! VR time is limited to 10 minute sessions.

Regular Programs

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Wiggles & Giggles Story Time

  • Date: Wednesdays, February 21, March 20 & 27, April 3, 10, 17 & 24
  • Time: 11:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Event Space
  • Ages: 0-6

Stories, songs, and dance will be the highlight of the day for kiddos and their caregivers at Wiggles & Giggles Story Time. Come join Debbie & Colleen for a fun filled, educational story time that will keep you smiling all day long! 

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Tournament Tuesday Video Game Tournaments & Snacks

  • Date: Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16 & 23
  • Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Event Space
  • Ages: 10+

Get your game on and have some fun competing against players of all ages. We will provide the controllers, snacks, and prizes.

Image of a woman looking through a spyglassGenre Quest 2023-24

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!

Monthly Schedule:

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.Promotion for 2023 Genre Quest Historical fiction is a story that takes place in the past and features historical events, customs, and social norms.

March - Science Fiction

Science Fiction (SciFi) 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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