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

Mindfullness Play Time, play stations, Scarborough Public Library, Mindfulness Play Time
June 25 from 9:30am to 11am. Enjoy play stations with your wee ones while educator Kate Williams-Hewitt shares ways to help your child resolve conflicts in a mindful way.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 9:30am
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Banners of Hope, Kid Giddy, Scarborough Public Library, Summer ReadingKid Giddy Banners of Hope
June 26 at 6pm. Ages 8 and up with adult. Create a Banner of Hope with Kid Giddy!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Meet and Greet Story Time with Robbie Moulton and police carMeet and Greet with Robbie Moulton
June 27 at 10:30am. Meet Scarborough Police Chief, Robbie Moulton, and see a police car close up at our next Meet and Greet.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:30am
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Meet and Greet Story Time with Robbie Moulton and police carMeet and Greet with Robbie Moulton
June 27 at 10:30am. Meet Scarborough Police Chief, Robbie Moulton, and see a police car close up at our next Meet and Greet.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:30am
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Minecraft Miner Day, Scarborough Public LibraryMinecraft Miner Day
Sunday, June 30: 1-2pm for beginners. All levels from 4-6pm. This is our last Minecraft Miner Day before we break for summer!

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Active Programs

Baby LapsitBaby Lapsit

We will be back July 2 thru August 16, 2019! 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 required.


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!


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

We will be back July 2 thru August 13, 2019! 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.


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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. Mindfulness Play Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • Join us for this special play-based family time from 9:30am to 11am. Bring your wee ones - from birth to age 5 - and explore developmental “play stations.” As you move through the stations, pre-school educator Kate Williams-Hewitt will share verbal exercises useful in mediating child conflict resolution and encouraging child to child communication.This event is free to attend.

Wednesday, June 26th

  1. Kid Giddy Banners of Hope
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • Kerry Goulder, founder of Kid Kiddy, will guide us in creating small Banners of Hope that will hang in the Youth Room over the summer. Fabric and supplies will be provided. Pre-registration required.

Thursday, June 27th

  1. Meet & Greet Robbie Moulton
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Special Guest: Police Chief Robbie Moulton. 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.

Tuesday, July 2nd

  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

Tuesday, July 9th

  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. Family Craft Night
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • 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@scarboroughlibrary.org or call 883-4723 option 3.

Thursday, July 11th

  1. Meet & Greet Sarah Coburn
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Special Guest: Sarah Coburn of Frith Farm. 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 12th

  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

  2. Youth Tech with Tom Gr. 1-4
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 01:30pm
    • Learn coding by training Bill, Widget, Jack, Jill and our other robots -- or bring your own Dash or Dot! Must be coming or going into Grades 1 through 6. Register at https://www.scarboroughlibrary.org/youthtech/events/series/coding-robots/coding-robots-registration-form. You can also email Tom Corbett at tcorbett@scarboroughlibrary.org with questions. Limited to 12 participants.

Tuesday, July 16th

  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. Family Rag Doll Workshop
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • 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. 3 or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org.

Thursday, July 18th

  1. Meet & Greet Julie Campilio
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Special Guest: Julie Campilio - Yoga Instructor. 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.