We are celebrating Earth Week (Earth Day – April 22, Neighborhood Forest Day – April 26, and Arbor Day – April 28) this spring by participating in the 14th Annual Neighborhood Forest free tree program, whose aim is to provide free trees to kids every spring.
Please fill out the following online registration form by February 28th to receive a free tree (6-12 inches in size) during Earth Week (April 22-30). Exact species will be revealed in early April.
You will also have the option to purchase additional trees and tree-related educational products (via the registration form). The purchases will help fund more free trees for kids. These other products will be shipped by Neighborhood Forest.
Trees will be delivered to the library on or around Earth Day (April 22nd) and we will notify you to arrange pick up.
Planting and care instructions, as well as species information will be emailed a few days prior to the trees arriving and will be available in the “Resources” section of the Neighborhood Forest website. If you have more questions, please check out the Parent FAQs.
Since 2010, Neighborhood Forest has engaged over 1,000 institutions, reached over 250,000 families and planted over 90,000 (mostly urban and residential) trees through the hands of children and parents across North America.
We are excited to be participating in this wonderful program that teaches kids stewardship through the magic and wonder of planting and watching trees grow.
Register to receive a free tree for Earth Day to plant with your child:
(In the Teacher box on the form, you can put the child’s teacher’s name, or use Sue.)
Thank you for your support and participation! For more information about this program, please visit www.neighborhoodforest.org or www.facebook.com/neighborhoodforest
Friday mornings from 10:30-11:30
Downstairs in the Children's Room.
Music, movement, stories, and more, for children and their caregivers. Families are welcome to join in!
Weather cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page.
Take and Make Kits
New kits become available in the Children’s Room twice a month and weekly during the summer. These kits are aimed at ages 4-9 and their caregivers, though they may be fun for older or younger ones as well. These kits are for projects you can do at home, and often have a STEAM theme, and they include instructions and supplies.
Carver Memorial Library encourages everyone, kids, adults, teens, and families, to take on our Reading Challenges! We encourage you to read widely and explore the library and the world around you. This summer the theme is “Tails and Tales,” celebrating animals. The challenges this year are Animals, Fairytales, Maine History, Searsport, and STEAM.
To complete each challenge, log reading and activities to earn an embroidered patch/badge. Independent readers read 3 books (appropriate to your reading level) and do 3 activities related to the theme. Family readers/children being read to/pre-readers read 5 books and do 3 activities.
All the details and log sheets on our Patch challenge page.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Carver Memorial Library is proud to support the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!
The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages family bonding while helping young children to develop the skills that will help them become successful lifelong readers.
Come to the Library to pick up your first log, and every time you complete 100 books for a progress sticker and a new log. After finishing 1000 books, the participating child will receive an embroidered patch and a book plate inscribed with their name in a selected picture book in the library collection!
All the details on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten page.
Carver Memorial Library
12 Union Street / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974
M. 10-5, T. 10-6, W.-F. 10-5, Sat 10-1