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Camden library champions reading superpowers

Children’s Book Week is May 3-9
Apr 21, 2021
Courtesy of: Camden Public Library During Children’s Book Week at the Camden Public Library, May 3 to 9, Children’s Librarian Miss Amy will transform into a new book character every weekday.

Camden — The Camden Public Library is celebrating the superpower of reading during Children’s Book Week, May 3 to 9, supported by First National Bank. Children’s librarian Miss Amy will host weekday story times and crafts online, as well as special outdoor activities on the library’s grounds. Every weekday morning of Children’s Book Week, Miss Amy will portray a different children’s book character for readings posted to the library’s Facebook page and the Miss Amy Hand YouTube and Instagram pages. In the afternoon, participants can enjoy videos of hands-on crafts.

On Monday, May 3, the library will host its first in-person Maine Student Book Award Meeting outside on the upper lawn at 5 p.m. The group is open to all fourth to eighth graders.

On Tuesday, May 4, at 10 a.m., parents and children are invited to Zoom Chat and Story Time with Miss Amy to talk about books or share recent artwork. Email your request to to attend. The Tinker Tuesday S.T.E.A.M activity will also appear on YouTube and Instagram.

On Wednesday, May 5, children of all ages are invited to join Miss Amy for in-person Outdoor Story Time in the Camden Amphitheatre (weather permitting) with masks and social distancing. Meanwhile, Booktime for Babies will run online. Activities on Thursday, May 6, include Booktalks for Tweens and Teens, along with Creative Art Afternoon via ZOOM. Email for the link.

Miss Amy is unveiling Make-and-Take Crafts for Kids to run throughout May. Participating families can pick up their craft kits at curbside pickup on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays all month. To sign up, email with the age of each child.

The library is also inviting a few superheroes to step forward to help acquire new children’s books by donating to the Stock the Stacks drive at

“For every $10 we receive to Stock the Stacks this week, we will bring in a brand-new children’s book for our community members to enjoy,” Maounis said. “With so much time spent at home these days, the need for new materials is extraordinarily high. This is a great way to don your cape and bring some great new stories to your young neighbors.”

For details on Children’s Book Week programs or Stock the Stacks, visit



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