Where in the world is Loose Parts?

Spotted! Loose Parts series in Camden, Maine Public Library.

On a recent vacation Jim Handrigan, Redleaf Press’ art director, stopped in at Camden’s Public Library. What greeted him was an awesome display in their children’s section featuring the Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children and Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers.

Check out the castle and dragons!

Camden Library hosts amazing recurring programs like:

Lego Club—Kids of all ages BYOLegos, or use the library’s, pick a spot and build.

Babbling Books for Busy Bodies—Stories for toddler and pre-school ages. This is an informal read-aloud program, wiggling and playing is just fine!

Book Time for Babies, Ages Birth-2—Join for songs, finger plays, read-alouds and more! A great opportunity for babies to interact with other babies of different ages.

Thursday – Saturday Story Times—Come join the magic and wonder of reading through books, rhymes, songs, flannel board stories, finger plays, puppets, dramatic play and thematic crafts.

They also hold individual events like the Midcoast Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, September 9 at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Faire is a gathering of not only innovators and tinkerers, but also artists, do-it-yourselfers, craftspeople, and more. In short, any and all “makers” of all ages. Find out more here.

We love to see libraries thriving. They add so much to our communities, and to the lives of young children.

What is your favorite library program?

Jim’s son loves Loose Parts!

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One Response to Where in the world is Loose Parts?

  1. Thanks for the awesome press about some of our events for kids at the library and we love these books. This Sept. we’ll be starting our Tinker Tuesday club back up monthly for kids 4th- 8th grade centered around STEAM hands-on activities and we will be leading a Girls Who Code club for 6th – 12th grade girls. We are also starting a tiny tinkers group for kids ages 4-3rd grade.

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