Welcome to the Teen Page

We have designated technology, social, and study spaces reserved exclusively for our teen customers, as well as teen specific print and nonprint materials. We offer homework help and terrific book recommendations in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

An Important Note to Parents/Guardians: The new school year brings added after school activity to the Library. We are here to support sutdents in their academic needs, and encourage them to consider joining our weekly teen programs (see below). We also have expectations of the students when they are here, as the Library serves many other members of the public during these hours. Please review our After School Policy and the hours we are open, and share this information with your child. 

Prompt pick up is also important; library staff is not on site after hours, and there is no covered area outside for students to wait. If you have any questions, call Youth Services or email: kids [at] scarboroughlibrary.org or call: (207) 883-4723, option 3. We look forward to working together to make this a great acedemic year.

Upcoming Events

Teen Writers Group
October 22 at 3:30pm. Click on "Learn More" to get all the details about this great monthly teen writers group!
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Teen Lock In
October 26 6pm - 8:30pm. Middle School students in Grades 6 through 8: Take over the Library for a fun night of “Halloween Carnival” activities.
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Active Programs

Teen Book Club

Do you love to read...talk about books...write? If so, check out our Teen Book Club! We meet every Wednesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.


TAB LogoTeen Advisory Board (TAB)

Our TAB group meets every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Members organize fun teen events at the library and help with other volunteer efforts too!


Scarborough Teen Writers Group LogoScarborough Teen Writers Group

Join this welcoming writng group for students in grades 6 to 12. Fourth Monday of the month from 3:30pm to 5:30 pm starting September 24, 2018


Minecraft Discover logoMinecraft @ The Library

Explore the library's own dedicated Minecraft server during our monthly Minecraft Miner Days.


Dungeons and Dragons

Join Sarah and fellow adventurers to explore magical worlds, take on challenges, and become heroes!


Calendar

Yesterday

  1. Teen Advisory Board Meeting
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm

Today

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • Come read and talk about books that you choose and do fun book-related activities: skits, games, reader's theater, video--whatever! For students in Grades 6 and up.
      For more information, contact Youth Services (207)883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Monday, October 22nd

  1. Teen Writers Group
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • The Scarborough Teen Writers Group (STWG) for grades 6-12 is offered in collaboration with Portland Writers Group Maine (PWGM). Teen writers will have the chance to receive feedback on their work and comment on others’ writing. All genres are welcome, including fantasy, sci-fi, poetry, and nonfiction. Each workshop will include a short session about topics such as point of view, voice, characterization, and critiquing skills. Gatherings are held the fourth Monday of each month from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

      To register, email Renee at writerwrenee@gmail.com, or you can email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or call the Library at 883-4723 option 3.

Tuesday, October 23rd

  1. Teen Advisory Board Meeting
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm

Wednesday, October 24th

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • Come read and talk about books that you choose and do fun book-related activities: skits, games, reader's theater, video--whatever! For students in Grades 6 and up.
      For more information, contact Youth Services (207)883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Friday, October 26th

  1. Teen Lock In
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • Middle School students in Grades 6 through 8: Take over the Library for a night of “Halloween Carnival” themed activities planned by our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Doors will open at 6:00 pm, then we’ll “lock in” everyone at 6:30 pm for two hours of games and special activities! Pick up is at 8:30 pm. Haunted stacks, arcade-style games, karaoke, snacks...and more are in the works! Pre-Register by 5:00 pm October 24. Minimum of 25 must be registered. Call Youth Services at 883-4723 option 3 or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Sunday, October 28th

  1. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • New Schedule: Every Fourth Sunday of the month starting January 28, 2018! Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!.” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in! Please remember that children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.     

Tuesday, October 30th

  1. Teen Advisory Board Meeting
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm

Wednesday, October 31st

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • Come read and talk about books that you choose and do fun book-related activities: skits, games, reader's theater, video--whatever! For students in Grades 6 and up.
      For more information, contact Youth Services (207)883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Tuesday, November 6th

  1. Teen Advisory Board Meeting
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm