The Simpson Library offers a variety of books and programs for children and young adults.


Check out the fun MDI High School "All About Those Books" video.  

Story Times


Story Hour for Children


Simpson Memorial offers a Story Hour at 10:00 am on the second Saturday of each month from September to April.  In May it is the third Saturday of the Month. For summer programs, see the Summer Read area. 


Lap Story Time for Babies and Toddlers


The Simpson Memorial Library is offering a monthly 30-minute program for babies and toddlers up to three years of age on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am.  


 At Lap Story Time, parents or caregivers hold their infant or toddlers in their lap while participating in the program.              


Research has shown that children find it easier to read words they have already heard, so short stories, rhymes, music and puppets will be part of the program.  Toddlers are encouraged to bring a doll or stuffed animal to hold in their lap. This will help them participate in the program.


The last ten minutes of the program are for adults to have time to visit and time for play for the little ones.


This is a free program for children in Carmel and surrounding towns. 

New Books

Children's Books


  • Adventures in Vacationland    by Mark Scott Ricketts

  • I am Daisy by Lori C. Froeb

  • Princess Bedtime Stories 

  • Warriors: A Forest Divided by Erin Hunter

  • Marvel: Adventures Storybook:  Graphic Novel  

  • Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn, Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve, Eve of the Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne

  • Flat Stanley's World Wide Adventures #'s 5, 6 and 9 by Jeff Brown  


Young Adult Books
  • Maximum Ride: Forever  by James Patterson

  • TheMagyckl Papers by Angie Sage

  • The Lost: Wizard & Witch Runner by James Patterson


Summer Programs

Summer Read





Simpson Memorial Library wishes to extend our appreciation to the Golden Harvest Grange for hosting the Summer Reading Program.  

Thank you also to the Masons for hosting 
adult reading program events.

Thank you also to Tammy Worster for her assistance with the both the children and adult programs!

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8 Plymouth Road (Route 69)

Carmel, ME 04419


Tuesday  11am – 7pm
Thursday  11am – 7pm
Saturday  9am – 1pm

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