Welcome to our junior area!

Our junior fiction and non-fiction books range from beginner chapter books to middle-grade novels. We also have a special display specifically for Maine Student Book Award books. 

Check out our great programs!

Lego Club - meets every Wednesday at 4pm

Join us every week for a new challenge - or just come and free play with the Legos. Challenges are usually STEM-based and geared towards kids ages 10 and up. Past challenges include race cars, egg drops, exploding volcanoes, zip-lines, and more! Can't make it to Lego Club? No problem! Legos are always available in our teen/junior fiction area for kids to play with during library hours.

 

[Note: the Legos are sometimes unavailable when we are holding special presentations so we can be respectful to the presenter.]

Robotics Club - meets last Wednesday of the month at 4pm

One Wednesday a month, in lieu of a large Lego challenge, Chris the volunteer visits the library to lead Robotics Club. During this time, participants build and program robots using Lego EV3 Mindstorms. Anyone who does not wish to be part of Robotics Clubs is still welcome to play with the Legos. A small Lego challenge will be available, as well.

Maine Student Book Award Books

Looking to read a Maine Student Book Award book? We have a special display of MSBA books located in our junior fiction area. MSBA books are also marked with a special bright pink sticker on the spine. 

Are you reading the MSBA books for school? Copies of review forms are available HERE to print, as well as at the library - just ask a staff member at the circulation desk! 

Staff Recommendations

This Maine Student Book Award book, told in verse, tells the true story of a small group of survivors after a torpedo hits their ship during WWII.

Lifeboat 12

by Susan Hood

This graphic novel features a diverse neighborhood of children who create an entire kingdom out of cardboard boxes. 

The Cardboard Kingdom

by Chad Sell

This creepy story, which is a Maine Student Book Award book, is perfect  for fall. Beware the Smiling Man and his army of scarecrows!

Small Spaces

by Katherine Arden