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 programs are open to the public and free of charge.

Looking for a good book to read? Our trained staff excels at matching books with your child's ability and interests. Click on our "Book Matching" icon in the center of this page to learn more!

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

Upcoming Events

Minecraft Miner Day, Scarborough Public LibraryMinecraft Miner Day
Our Minecraft Site is under construction! We'll resume play on Sunday, June 30! See complete website listing for details.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Dungeons & Dragons Parent Info Night, Scarborough Public Library Dungeons and Dragons Parent Night
May 28 from 6pm - 7pm. Parents of students Grades 7 and up: Do you have a kiddo interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Come to our D&D Parent Info Night led by Sarah,

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Bee Parks and the Hornets, Summer Reading Celebration, Scarborough Public LibraryBee Parks and the Hornets
June 12 at 6pm at Wentworth School Cafe. We're kicking off the summer with an awesome performance by Bee Parks and the Hornets!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
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Bee Parks and the Hornets, Summer Reading Celebration, Scarborough Public LibraryBee Parks and the Hornets
June 12 at 6pm at Wentworth School Cafe. We're kicking off the summer with an awesome performance by Bee Parks and the Hornets!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
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Active Programs

Minecraft Discover logoMinecraft @ The Library

Explore the library's own dedicated Minecraft server during our monthly Minecraft Miner Days - the 4th Sunday of the month!


Pajamarama LogoPajamarama

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

Join Sarah on Saturdays at 11am for stories and music.


Family Story Time LogoFamily Story Time

Bring moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles - whoever is "family" to you - for stories and songs with Sarah. Thursdays at 10:30am.


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.


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.


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Sunday, May 26th

  1. Minecraft Miner Day (Canceled)
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • Miner Day is canceled this month due to the Memorial Day Weekend. We'll be back in the mines on June 30th.

Tuesday, June 4th

  1. 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

  2. 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

Tuesday, June 11th

  1. 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, June 12th

  1. Bee Parks and the Hornets Band
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • It's Summer Reading Program time. Join the Library for a family celebration! The Wentworth School Café will be buzzing with energy as Bee Parks and the Hornets perform a rockin’ music concert. Puppetry and audience participation will get everyone up and moving. With a playlist of original songs that promote kindness, equality, self-confidence, social justice, and environmental awareness, Bee and the band will take us on a musical adventure that will open up spirits and imaginations. Want to catch a little of that energy now? Check out their website and this awesome video! This event is funded by the Friends of the Library and free to attend!

Sunday, June 23rd

  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, June 25th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
  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

Tuesday, July 2nd

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
  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

Tuesday, July 9th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
  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. Family Craft Night
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 06:30pm

Tuesday, July 16th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
  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