Summer Reading Program

Youth pre-school thru Grade 5: We're offering a Universe of Fun @ the Library this summer! Parents: Keep your children motivated to READ and LEARN during school vacation! This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories. Readers can explore challenges, earn badges, and track reading through printed reading logs—or virtually through a new digital platform called Beanstack. Both offer great ways for families on the go to stay connected with the Library.

Registration starts June 10. Children will earn a badge for signing up AND receive a free ticket to a Sea Dogs game. All this summer fun is made possible through the generous financial support of the Friends of the Scarborough Library. See our listing of special events below!

Upcoming Events

Kid Giddy Banners of Hope

Banners of Hope, Kid Giddy, Scarborough Public Library, Summer Reading

Kerry Goulder, founder of Kid Giddy, will guide children ages 8 and up in creating personalized Banners of Hope. Parents/guardians are asked to join them as sewing is involved. The Banners of Hope Project features fabric-based banners that express messages of hope and encouragement in an artistic format. The banners will hang in the Youth Room over the summer.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

Family Craft Night

Family Craft Night, Summer Events, paper airplanes

Join us for an evening of “unplugged” together time and creativity! Sarah has planned a fun Family Craft Night with an airplane theme...paper airplanes to be specific. Use folding techniques to create a variety of gliding paper airplanes. Register to attend by emailing kids [at] scarboroughlibrary.org or call 883-4723 option 3.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:30pm

Family Rag Doll Workshop

Rag Doll Workshop, Karen Richards Toothaker, The Rag Doll Gift

We're very excited to welcome Karen Richards Toothaker back to the Library! Join Karen as she shares her picture book The Rag Doll Gift—then create a rag doll with your child(ren) using fabric and other materials provided by Karen. Appropriate for families with children ages 5 and up, although younger children are also welcome with parent’s help. To register, call 883-4723 opt.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:30pm

Mathnasium Game Night

Game Night, Mathnasium, All Ages

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 [at] scarboroughlibrary.org or call 883-4723 option 3.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:30pm

Starlab with Chewonki

Starlab, Chewonki, Scarborough Public Library

Stop by the Library and explore the Universe in Chewonki’s inflatable Starlab - appropriate for children Ages 5 and up. This "Open House" format will let families view a 15 mintue presentation between the hours of 5pm and 7pm. Before or after visiting the Starlab, kiddos can make a star spinner with Sarah at our expanded Family Craft Night. We’ll also stream a special "Story Time from Space" video in the Youth Room hosted by an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS).

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 5:00pm