summer in kennebunkport



Be sure to stop by during Library hours and do a paper doll craft to add to the display! Fun for the whole family!

Thursday, July 6, 10 AM. Flower Power Plant Pots! As part of our summer reading program, children are invited to decorate their own little plant pot perfect for a seedling or succulent with stickers, gems, and magic markers. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 AM. Peter Boie Magic Show! Mind-blowing magic and side-splitting comedy. Peter first became fascinated with magic at the age of eleven when he stumbled across a magic book at his local library. He now travels around the country performing his award-winning magic that will defy your reality. An award-winning show for “groovy” people of all ages. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, July 15, 10 AM. Chris Van Dusen Author Event! At the Maine Classic Car Museum, 2564 Portland Road, Arundel. We are so excited to invite Maine Author/Illustrator Chris Van Dusen to visit with us at the Maine Classic Car Museum. Chris will be at the Museum from 10:00 to 12:00 to read from one of his many books and sign copies of If I Built a Car! See the museum cars that made history, build your own car, and take home a cool car craft. There is no charge for children. Adult admission is $12 per person.

Tuesday, July 18, 1 PM. Sparks Ark! What do a boa constrictor, a barred owl, and a hedgehog have in common? They will all be here at the Graves Library to meet You! See them and other animals up close and hear their amazing stories of rescue. Sparks Ark has over 30 years of experience with wildlife and domestic animals. Fun for the whole family! Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, July 20, 10 AM. Banjo Jimmy!  The groovy events continue for our summer reading program, join us to sing along with Banjo Jimmy as he performs some Beatles tunes and other family favorites! There will also be a musical craft for kids. All ages are welcome to this rain or shine event. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, July 27, 10:30 AM. Groovy Book Tote! Local artist Marguerite Genest will lead the class as we paint groovy designs on a cotton tote bag. What design will you choose? For school aged students to young adults. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Friday, July 28, 10 AM. Car Wash Story Time! We are so excited to partner with the Maine Classic Car Museum again this summer for a very special story time. Music, stories, songs, buckets & sponges! Be prepared to get wet! What car will the Maine Classic Car Museum bring? For toddlers to preschoolers. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, August 2, 10:30 AM. Lyndsey & Her Puppet Pals! Stories from her giant hand puppets will delight all. Have a blast as your watch her interactive show! For children of all ages, please pre-register.

Thursday, August 10, 10 AM. Stuffie Sleepover! Is your stuffed animal looking for an adventure? Come to our outside stuffie storytime. Then leave your stuffie for a library sleepover adventure. Pick them up after and hear about their experience. Ages 4-10, limit of 14 children.

Wednesday, August 16, 10:30 AM. Yummy Groovy Snacks! Learn how to make yummy and fun graham cracker garden treats. Fruity flowers, blueberry bugs, and more! All supplies are provided, and pre-registration is required.

Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport. For further information, please call 967-2778 or visit our website at