Welcome to Youth Services!

It's summer - and that means it's Summer Reading Program time @ the Library! Click here to get to our Summer Reading Program Page. Have questions? We're here to help! Contact the Youth Services Department, 883-4723, option 3 or by email: kids [at] scarboroughlibrary.org.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet Story Time with Mike Shaw and a big truckMeet and Greet with Mike Shaw
July 25 at 10:30am. Our weekly Meet and Greet is a story time and show-and-tell in one! Meet Mike Shaw and check out a BIG truck.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:30am
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Meet and Greet Story Time with Mike Shaw and a big truckMeet and Greet with Mike Shaw
July 25 at 10:30am. Our weekly Meet and Greet is a story time and show-and-tell in one! Meet Mike Shaw and check out a BIG truck.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:30am
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Screenshot showing coding in MinecraftMinecraft Programming Opening Day
Come join us for our first day exploring real coding using Minecraft. Registration required.

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 1:30pm
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Game Night, Mathnasium, All AgesMathnasium Game Night
July 31 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for all ages. Mathnasium will bring fun logic and strategy games to play together - and we'll add classic board games too!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:30pm
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Meet and Greet, Mike Thurlow, Story TimeMeet and Greet with Mike Thurlow
August 1 at 10:30am. Our Meet and Greet visitor will be Fire Chief, Mike Thurlow...and a fire truck!

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:30am
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Active Programs

Baby LapsitBaby Lapsit

Join Marilyn for this story time for our littlest library visitors filled with Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, and finger play.  Tuesdays at 9:30am. Ages birth to 18 months with an adult.


Coding with Bots LogoCoding with Robots

Learn about simple robotics and coding with our fun little robots on two Friday afternoons in July. Registration re-opened for the 19th!


Crafty Tuesdays LogoFamily Craft Night

This fun “drop in” craft time offers family time to unplug, unwind, and explore your artistic side together!


Meet and Greet bannerMeet and Greet

Special guests from around town will read a story and share something special about what they do!


Minecraft Discover logoMinecraft @ The Library

Our next Minecraft Miner day is Sunday, June 30 - then we'll take a break in July and August. See the Youth Tech page for "Youth Tech with Tom" events planned for the summer! Explore the library's own dedicated Minecraft server during our monthly Minecraft Miner Days - the 4th Sunday of the month!


Learn to Code with Minecraft logoMinecraft Coding

Practice some real computer coding by creating a plug-in for Minecraft.


Pajamarama LogoPajamarama

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


Pen Pals Exchange logoPen Pals Exchange

Join our Pen Pal Exchange and make new friends around the country!


Reading Buddies logoReading Buddies

Register your child for a 20 minute reading session with a trained Big Buddy from high school.


R.E.A.D Therapy Dogs logoReading Therapy Dog Session

Register your child for a 15 minute session to read to a gentle therapy dog


Rhymin' Time Storytime logoRhymin' Time Story Time

Join Marilyn for our weekly story time for toddlers offers picture books, rhymes, songs, and movement. Tuesdays at 10:30am. Ages 18 months and up with an adult.


CalendarClick to view calendar of events

Tuesday, July 23rd

  1. Baby Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • Nursery rhymes and movement activities with Marilyn

  2. Rhymin' Time Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, finger play with Marilyn. Every Tuesday - Rhymin' Time Story Time Meeting Room 10:30 AM Ages 18 months to 3 years with an adultLearn More

Wednesday, July 24th

  1. Reading Buddies
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • Little Buddies up to Grade 5 sign up to read for 20 minutes one-on-one with specially trained Big Buddies - teens in high school. Call Youth Services to sign up. 883-4723, option 3.

Thursday, July 25th

  1. Meet & Greet Mike Shaw
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Special Guest: Mike Shaw - Director of Scarborough Public Works. Special guests from around town will read a story and share something special about what they do! Complete list of all guests available on our Meet & Greet page.

Friday, July 26th

  1. Reading Therapy Dogs
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Many of you know Gracie—a therapy dog who has visited us many times with her owner, Pat Touri. She will be joined by Emmie and her owner Mindy Beller to offer children who are reluctant readers with a powerful way to improve their reading skills: reading to the dogs in a private, cozy nook created just for them. To register your child for a 15 minute session, call 883-4723 opt. 3, or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Sunday, July 28th

  1. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • 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, July 30th

  1. Baby Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • Nursery rhymes and movement activities with Marilyn

  2. Rhymin' Time Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, finger play with Marilyn. Every Tuesday - Rhymin' Time Story Time Meeting Room 10:30 AM Ages 18 months to 3 years with an adultLearn More

Wednesday, July 31st

  1. Reading Buddies
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • Little Buddies up to Grade 5 sign up to read for 20 minutes one-on-one with specially trained Big Buddies - teens in high school. Call Youth Services to sign up. 883-4723, option 3.

  2. Mathnasium Game Night - All Ages
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • Kiddos. Teens. Adults. Mathnasium Game Night from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm for all ages! Who says math can’t be fun? We’ve invited Mathnasium to bring a variety of logic and strategy games for all skill levels that everyone can play together...and we'll add some classic board games too! FMI, email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or call 883-4723 option 3.

Thursday, August 1st

  1. Meet & Greet Mike Thurlow
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Special Guest: Fire Chief Mike Thurlow. Special guests from around town will read a story and share something special about what they do! Complete list of all guests available on our Meet & Greet page.

Friday, August 2nd

  1. Reading Therapy Dogs
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Many of you know Gracie—a therapy dog who has visited us many times with her owner, Pat Touri. She will be joined by Emmie and her owner Mindy Beller to offer children who are reluctant readers with a powerful way to improve their reading skills: reading to the dogs in a private, cozy nook created just for them. To register your child for a 15 minute session, call 883-4723 opt. 3, or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Tuesday, August 6th

  1. Baby Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • Nursery rhymes and movement activities with Marilyn

  2. Rhymin' Time Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, finger play with Marilyn. Every Tuesday - Rhymin' Time Story Time Meeting Room 10:30 AM Ages 18 months to 3 years with an adultLearn More

  3. Pajamarama
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • Pajamas in the library? Absolutely! Children ages 4 and up are invited to wear their coziest pajamas and bring their favorite thing to cuddle for this special story time filled with books and crafts, presented by Sarah. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required by calling the Youth Room at 883-4723 option 3, or emailing kids@scarboroughlibrary.org