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.

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

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. Children under age 10 cannot be in the Library without the supervision of an adult. We also have expectations of the students when they are here, as they 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

February Staycation, Animal Tracks, Field Journals, Scarborough Land TrustTracking Animals with the Land Trust
February 20 from 10:30am to Noon. Explore animal tracks with Hannah Chamberlain from the Scarborough Land Trust.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:30am
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Staycation Dungeons & Dragons, Scarborough Public LibraryStaycation Dungeons and Dragons
February 21 11:30am to 12:30pm Ages 7-11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm Ages 12 and up. Join Sarah for this popular adventure game.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:30am
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Minecraft Miner Day, Scarborough Public LibraryMinecraft Miner Day
Sunday, February 24. 1pm to 2pm for Beginners, then all levels from 2pm to 4pm. Drop In!

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Minecraft Parents Info Night
Come to the library for an informative session on Minecraft targeted to parents of 3rd through 5th graders.

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm
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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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Yesterday

  1. Parent/Child Workshop
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • This play-based event replaces our regular Tuesday story times and offers "exploration stations" featuring developmental toys that help children build skills in dexterity, creativity, and sharing. No registration required...just drop in!

  2. Family Rag Doll Workshop
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • Join Karen Richards Toothaker as she shares her picture book The Rag Doll Gift - then make your own rag doll to take home! Appropriate for families with children ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Today

  1. Animal Tracks Ages 5-10
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • For Ages 5-10. Scarborough Land Trust Stewardship Director, Hannah Chamberlain, will present a story time about animals in winter, followed by a “Make Your Own Animal Tracks Field Guide” activity. After the program, kiddos will be invited to join Hannah for a walk around the Library grounds to find real critter tracks! To register, call 883-4723 opt. 3 or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org.

Tomorrow

  1. Thursday Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
  2. Dungeons & Dragons, ages 7 - 11
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 11:30am
    • Ages 7 - 11. Join fellow adventurers to explore magical worlds, take on challenges, and become heroes. Sarah will be running short games to give new or experienced players a taste of the game. Registration required.

Saturday, February 23rd

  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.

Sunday, February 24th

  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, February 26th

  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

Thursday, February 28th

  1. Thursday Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am

Saturday, March 2nd

  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.

Tuesday, March 5th

  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

Thursday, March 7th

  1. Thursday Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am