Welcome to Youth Services!

Picture of Family Place Library logoThe Scarborough Public Library, a designated Family Place Library, believes that literacy begins at birth and continues for a life time of learning. The Library offers a full array of programming for different ages and interests throughout the year that supports and encourages family engagement. Our pograms are open to the public and free of charge. Our popular summer reading program is generoulsy funded by the Friends of the Scarborough Library.

Looking for a good book to read? Our trained staff excels at matching books with your child's ability and interests.

Have questions about our children's programs and services? Please contact the Youth Services Department, 883-4723, option 3 or by email: kids [at] scarboroughlibrary.org

For parents: The Library is a very popular destination after school. Please take a moment and read our After School Use letter.

 

Active Programs

Minecraft Discover logoMinecraft @ The Library

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


Pajamarama LogoPajamarama

Starting October 3! Storytime and crafts in pajamas for ages 4 and up every first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm - presented by Sarah.


Saturday Story Time logoSaturday Story Time

Story time comes to the weekend!  Join Sarah on Saturdays at 11am for stories and music.


Family Story Time LogoFamily Story Time

Starting October 5! Bring moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles - whoever is "family" to you - for stories and songs with Sarah.


Coding with Bots LogoRobot Coding Competition

Learn about simple robotics and coding with our fun little robots.


Toddler Time LogoToddler Time

Our weekly story time for toddlers is offered Tuesdays at 10:30am. Picture books, rhymes, songs, and movement for ages 18 months and up 


Baby Lapsit LogoBaby Lapsit

Our weekly story time for the library's "wee ones" is offered Tuesdays at 9:30am. Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, and finger play for children up to 18 months.


Youth Calendar

Yesterday

  1. Parent & Child Workshop
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • This special "drop in" workshop will be offered from 9:30am to 11:00am in place of our regular Tuesday story times on October 17. It is free to attend, and no registration is required. As a designated member of the Family Places Libraries network, we embrace the fact that literacy begins at birth, and libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. Our play-based workshops offer “exploration stations” featuring developmental toys you can enjoy with your child(ren). Our guest, Chelsea Beliveau, a dedicated student/instructor of yoga for over 15 years will mingle through the room to share ways parents and wee ones can use yoga to align mind, body, and spirit - together! FMI, contact the Youth Room at 883-4723 option 3.

Tomorrow

  1. Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Bring moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles—whoever is "family" to you—to our Family Story Time with Sarah, offered every Thursday at 10:30 am in the Youth Room. This program is for children ages 3 and up.

Saturday, October 21st

  1. Saturday Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

Monday, October 23rd

  1. Wonder League Robotics Team
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • Youth ages 6-12: Join our Library Wonder League Robotics team and learn real-world coding challenges using our Dash & Dot robots. Teams will participate in three rounds of missions to become eligible for a Wonder Workshop Invitational Round in Spring 2018. To participate, call Tom Corbett at 883-4723 ext. 6271 or email tcorbett@scarboroughlibrary.org. Parents of children under 10 must remain in the library.

Tuesday, October 24th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • Every Tuesday: Baby Lapsit - Meeting Room 9:30 AM
      Ages birth to 18 months with an adult
      Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, finger play with Marilyn.

      Learn More

  2. Toddler Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Every Tuesday: Toddler Time - Meeting Room 10:30 AM
      Ages 18 months and up with an adult
      Picture books, rhymes, songs, and movement with Marilyn.

      Learn More

Thursday, October 26th

  1. Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Bring moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles—whoever is "family" to you—to our Family Story Time with Sarah, offered every Thursday at 10:30 am in the Youth Room. This program is for children ages 3 and up.

Saturday, October 28th

  1. Saturday Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

Monday, October 30th

  1. Wonder League Robotics Team
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • Youth ages 6-12: Join our Library Wonder League Robotics team and learn real-world coding challenges using our Dash & Dot robots. Teams will participate in three rounds of missions to become eligible for a Wonder Workshop Invitational Round in Spring 2018. To participate, call Tom Corbett at 883-4723 ext. 6271 or email tcorbett@scarboroughlibrary.org. Parents of children under 10 must remain in the library.

Tuesday, October 31st

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • Every Tuesday: Baby Lapsit - Meeting Room 9:30 AM
      Ages birth to 18 months with an adult
      Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, finger play with Marilyn.

      Learn More

  2. Toddler Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Every Tuesday: Toddler Time - Meeting Room 10:30 AM
      Ages 18 months and up with an adult
      Picture books, rhymes, songs, and movement with Marilyn.

      Learn More

Thursday, November 2nd

  1. Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Bring moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles—whoever is "family" to you—to our Family Story Time with Sarah, offered every Thursday at 10:30 am in the Youth Room. This program is for children ages 3 and up.