Early Literacy & Youth Services


Kara Reiman, Kara.Reiman@maine.gov
Children's Literacy Specialist

Online Story Resources

Online Story Resources

Virtual & Online Resources

Music for storytimes

Maine Day by Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar

Information and link to calendar request form

Get Connected

Maine's Best Loved Storytime Books

60 Best Loved Storytime Books chosen by Maine Librarians + 40 Suggestions
These are books that received the most votes from Maine librarians, some suggestions of other books to try for storytime success, and a list of favorite storytime authors. [Jan 2018]

Maine Storytime Favorites - Long List
List of every title submitted for the favorites vote.

Maine Children's Authors/Illustrators

List of Maine authors who have written books for kids and teens.

Summer Reading

Maine is a member of the national Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). The State Library and Maine Humanities Council partner together to administer our statewide CSLP program.

Public, volunteer, and tribal libraries in Maine have the choice to use the CSLP theme, slogan, and resources to plan their local summer reading program, create their own summer reading program from scratch, or a combination of both. School libraries and other organizations in Maine that wish to use the CSLP summer reading program theme, slogan, or resources must partner with their local public library or the State Library.

Take & Make Kits