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. Our popular summer reading program is generously 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.

 

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, Jim Nawrocki, Story TimeMeet and Greet with Jim Nawrocki, Train Conductor
June 28 at 10:30am. Our weekly Meet and Greet is a story time and show-and-tell in one! Meet Jim Nawrocki, Conductor on Amtrak Downeaster!

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:30am
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Meet and Greet, Jim Nawrocki, Story TimeMeet and Greet with Jim Nawrocki, Train Conductor
June 28 at 10:30am. Our weekly Meet and Greet is a story time and show-and-tell in one! Meet Jim Nawrocki, Conductor on Amtrak Downeaster!

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:30am
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Meet and Greet, Sarah the Librarian, Story TimeMeet and Greet with Sarah the Librarian
July 5 at 10:30am. Attend this Library-Themed Story Time with Sarah the Librarian!

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:30am
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Meet and Greet, Sarah the Librarian, Story TimeMeet and Greet with Sarah the Librarian
July 5 at 10:30am. Attend this Library-Themed Story Time with Sarah the Librarian!

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:30am
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Pajamarama, story time, crafts, PJs,July Pajamarama: Jellyfish
July 10 at 6:30pm. Kiddos ages 4+...wear your favorite PJs for a fun night of stories and crafts with a "Beach" theme!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
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Active Programs

2018 Summer Reading Program Libraries RockYouth Summer Reading

Avoid the summer slide! Sign up for our Summer Reading Program and explore ways "Libraries Rock!"


Minecraft Discover logoMinecraft @ The Library

Explore the library's own dedicated Minecraft server during our monthly Minecraft Miner Days.


Learn to Code with Minecraft logoMinecraft Coding

Learn some computer coding while playing with 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.


Coding with Bots LogoCoding with Robots

Learn about simple robotics and coding with our fun little robots.


Toddler Time LogoSummer Toddler Time

Join Marilyn this summer for our weekly story time for toddlers offers picture books, rhymes, songs, and movement. Ages 18 months and up with an adult.


Crafty Tuesdays LogoFamily Craft Night

This fun “drop in” craft time offers family time to unplug, unwind, and explore your artistic side together!


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


Baby Lapsit LogoSummer Baby Time

Join Marilyn for this story time for our littlest library visitors filled with Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, and finger play.  Ages birth to 2 years with an adult.


Summer Story TimeSummer Story Time

Taking our cue from the more casual summer schedule, we’re offering a story time for infants and toddlers (birth to Age 3) that will include stories with Marilyn and some play-based fun!


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Yesterday

  1. Summer Reading Kick-Off with Michael Menes
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • At the Wentworth Intermediate School Cafe, Kick-Off our summer reading program with master juggler and variety performer, Michael Menes. Funding provided by the Friends of the Scarborough Library.

Sunday, June 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.     

Monday, June 25th

  1. Summer Story Time Ages 4-6
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • Join Marilyn for this perfect pre=school story time filled with books and movement. Ages 4-6.

Tuesday, June 26th

  1. Summer Toddler Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Marilyn will present a mix of stories, movement, and discovery stations to build strength and observation skills in our littlest visitors. Every Tuesday:- Meeting Room 10:30 AMBirth thru age 3 with an adultLearn More

Wednesday, June 27th

  1. Open Play & Discovery
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • Parents of babies and preschoolers "Drop-In" and explore developmental toys through open play. A great opportunity to meet other families.

Thursday, June 28th

  1. Meet and Greet Summer Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Special guests from around town will read a story and share something special about what they do! (Hint: there will be some pretty cool "vehicles" involved!) Check the Summer Reading Program page on our website for a complete list of guests. For Families

Monday, July 2nd

  1. Summer Story Time Ages 4-6
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • Join Marilyn for this perfect pre=school story time filled with books and movement. Ages 4-6.

Tuesday, July 3rd

  1. Summer Toddler Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Marilyn will present a mix of stories, movement, and discovery stations to build strength and observation skills in our littlest visitors. Every Tuesday:- Meeting Room 10:30 AMBirth thru age 3 with an adultLearn More

Thursday, July 5th

  1. Meet and Greet Summer Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Special guests from around town will read a story and share something special about what they do! (Hint: there will be some pretty cool "vehicles" involved!) Check the Summer Reading Program page on our website for a complete list of guests. For Families

Monday, July 9th

  1. Summer Story Time Ages 4-6
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • Join Marilyn for this perfect pre=school story time filled with books and movement. Ages 4-6.