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

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

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. 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.

Tomorrow

  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, November 20th

  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, November 21st

  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

Monday, November 27th

  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, November 28th

  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 30th

  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, December 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.

Monday, December 4th

  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, December 5th

  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

  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