Monday        CLOSED

Tuesday        1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday     10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday          10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday        9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1290 Main Street

Washburn, ME   04786

(207) 455-4814

Lois Walton, Librarian

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Washburn Memorial Library wants to help by offering resources to educate,

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Washburn Memorial Library will remain closed through April 8th per our governor's request. As the time for that reopening gets closer we will be reassessing the need for longer closure. Please keep your books at home with you until we are open again. Remember that WML wi fi connection is available 24/7    #studyfromcar


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For all of the adults who are home from work - (or working from home) - You need to take a break at times.  Here are some resources just for you...



So, our schools and library are closed, but that doesn't mean you need to stop reading to your child!  There are so many resources available today.  Make sure you also check all of the resources Laura Hunter, principal, has offered in her letter from school.  You may be isolated, but you can still be entertained!  Check these out!  How to Keep Kids Reading
**Parents, if you need help with Google Classroom, please see this Guide.

Cloud Library - this link takes you right to the Washburn Cloud Library site

Click on this link to discover how to get a library card number and download the app to access an audiobook or ebook from the Maine State Library collection.  

Digital Maine Library

If you have never ventured here before, you are in for a treat.  Magazines, newspapers, the Maine Memory Network, Genealogy resources, Craft & Hobby ideas, and so much more.  You may want to go to Getting Started if you have never been here before.  Ancestry, which has only been available when you are in a public library, is now available at home.

Knitting - Do you like to knit?  We are going to start adding links that may give you some ideas and help.  Rita has started with a finger knitting site to get kids interested in knitting.  Stay-tuned.

Visit to download the SimplyE app for your device. After installing choose “Add a Library Later” to enable access to thousands of free titles.

Coloring pages from Museums

Milk Street Online Cooking School

Patrick Stewart Reads Shakespeare

Romance Book Cloud - unlimited free access

Tech Against Corona - an incredible listing of resources to use to maintain collaboration and work remotely from home.

Reading Resources for All Ages
ABC mouse is offering free membership while the schools are closed. Code : SCHOOL7771
Animorph Book series (all 54 books) free online to read
Audible Free Listening Collection - Stories help.  They keep young minds active, alert, and engaged.  These are available while school is closed.
Author Permissions - Book Reading Recordings
BrightFishReading -  an award-nominated reading program that improves vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.  Free until the end of the school year.
Brightly Resources - Reading Through It Together: Educational Resources & Activities to Use While the Kids Are at Home
Children's Books (Digital archived Historical copies) free to read online
Chris Van Dusen, Maine Author, Reads Bedtime Stories
David Walliams - Every day at 11am, he will be sharing an audio story from one of his best-selling World's Worst Children short story collections.
Growing Book by Book - an amazing list of online resources 
Junior Library Guild at Home -  click the school-level book stream of your choice and you'll be automatically logged in
Josh Gad, actor, reading stories online
The Learning Network - Activities for students include writing prompts, articles with questions, quizzes and crosswords, multimedia, and contests.  Offered by the New York Times
Let's Keep Reading:  This is a google doc which is  essentially a schedule of online author visits with read alouds, drawing tutorials and other literature-based activities for kids from the comfort of home. Enjoy! (credit: Olivia Van Ledtje). LivBits - scroll down the pages (7 right now) to find a favorite author!
Little House in the Big Woods Audiobook
Live Virtual Storytime with Pete the Cat!
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! 
Ranger Rick Digital Subscription - We are making all digital editions of our magazines free to the public through the end of June.
Read-alouds posted by author, Kate Messner - you’ll find a growing collection of resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (all shared with permission!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons. Be sure to check back often, as new resources will be added every day.​
Storyline Online - streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations
Time for Kids - digital edition free for the rest of the school year.  Sign up according to grade level.  Parents must fill in form.  
Tumblebooks: (auto-login via these links)
        •K-6 children’s eBooks
        •6-12 teen eBooks
        •All ages audiobooks
Field Trips & Online Resource Learning Sites
100 Activities to do at home during school closures
7 online education tools for parents who are homeschooling during the coronavirus outbreak
20 Virtual Field Trips to take with your Kids
12 Famous Museums to Visit Virtually
ABC mouse is offering free membership while the schools are closed. Code : SCHOOL7771
Amazon Prime Video - free family titles for Amazon customers
Art Lessons offered for free on YouTube - from HomeSchool Hideout
At Home Activity Kits for Kids at Home from Barefoot Books
BrainPop - a very fun way to explore learning in every subject.
Clarion West - TEENS - take note!! - From March 30 through April 24, Clarion West is offering a series of free online classes and writing sprints with an incredible line-up of instructors. Registration begins Friday, March 27 at 12pm PST. Classes are open for teens at any level and offered first come, first served. 
Carley and Adam Free Stem at Home Challenges and Resources
Chemistry - ACS unlocks activities, projects, videos and more through 4-17-2020.
Coloring Home     /  Free Coloring Pages from over 100 Museums
Community of Learning - In an effort to provide home-bound students educational content that is fun, interactive and professionally delivered, CILC will begin offering programs from champion Content Providers beginning Monday, March 23rd.  Targeted to students in grades K-6,  programs will cover topics in STEM, Social Studies, Literacy, and Art/Music from 8:30-2:30 CST.  All programs are free-of-charge and will be in webinar format.  Most of the programs will be recorded so that students can access them at any time after the live program.
Deaf Community Resources
Digital Learning in Special Ed - Mrs. D's Corner
DIY Activities to Bust Boredom
FutureSmart - FutureSmart, powered by The MassMutual Foundation, empowers students to effectively manage their finances, make sound decisions, and become stewards of their financial future through interactive exercises and real-life scenarios.​  Gain free access by choosing Homeschool/Parent in the form.
GoNoodle movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
Going Old School - more ideas without using a computer
Happy Numbers - Students can access Happy Numbers from any Internet-enabled device (even a smartphone!). They can start learning remotely today to ensure they don’t fall behind -- in just 15 mins a day, 4 times a week.  Sign up for free now.
Homebound Online ConferenceDuring the entire week of March 23-27, we are offering free webinar events for your children and for you. You will need to register for each webinar but there is NO FEE.
I Know It - online math practice
Kahn Academy - Build a deep, rock-solid understanding in math, grammar, science, history, SAT®, AP®, and more.  The very best for online lessons!
Lalilo - Lalilo is a free online tool for kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade teachers and students. Students work on adaptive exercises in phonics, word recognition, and comprehension.
Library of Congress - Digital Collections - spend some time exploring our history through photos, diaries, maps and more.  Enjoy Exhibitions highlighting special moments in our history.
Math: 60 Awesome websites for teaching and learning math - this list reflects free and discounted sites with $ indicating a subscription cost.  
Math Concepts Using Legos
Mindfulness Class for Kids -  Classes will be held on:Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
10am PDT / 1pm EDT.  Sign up for Zoom call-in instructions

We are designing these LIVE online mindfulness classes with K-5 students in mind – AND please know that students and adults of all ages are welcome to participate. We are aware that many families are away from school and work, and we hope this is a resource that families can enjoy together.

Music Education Games
Mystery Science - Lessons and activities for K-5
NASA - Explore NASA's online activities, e-books, podcasts and other content. The universe is waiting.​
National Geographic for Kids
PBS Kids
Reading Rockets - you'll find lots of ideas to immerse kids in language and stories, build background knowledge, and inspire creative play.
ReadWriteThink - one of the best places online to find writing and language arts resources.
Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
Tech for Learners - This is a huge listing of free offerings.  Apply the filters on the main page of listings to indicate grade level, content type, and product type.  Once you choose a program, you will get a synopsis of what is available at the site.  Scroll down the page until you see the link for the site.
Tumble Books K-6 math eBooks auto login
Virtual Farm Tours While You're Stuck at Home
Wonderopolis - Each day, the site invites visitors to explore an intriguing question about the world around us and includes activities that reinforce the content learned while building background knowledge and vocabulary skills.
Zearn - Math  K-5 curriculum – including 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation – is available for free during this time through no-cost individual accounts.