Upcoming Events

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting
Students in Grades 6-12: Join us for our TAB meetings on Tuesdays at 3:00 pm.
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Teen Book Club
Wednesdays at 3:00pm. For Grades 6 thru 9 who love to read, write, create, illustrate and talk about books!
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Active Programs

Teen Book Club

Do you love to read...talk about books...write? If so, check out our Teen Book Club! We meet every Wednesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.


TAB LogoTeen Advisory Board (TAB)

Next meeting is January 7. Our TAB group meets every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Members organize fun teen events at the library and help with other volunteer efforts too!


Scarborough Teen Writers Group LogoScarborough Teen Writers Group

Join this welcoming writing group for students in grades 9 to 12. Third Monday of the month from 3:00pm to 4:30 pm starting October 21.


Minecraft Discover logoMinecraft Miner Day

Explore the library's own dedicated Minecraft server during our monthly Minecraft Miner Days - the 4th Sunday of every month!


Dungeons and Dragons logoDungeons and Dragons

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS. Come and join a D&D adventure with Sarah, our library's very own dungeon master.


After School Policy

The Scarborough Public Library welcomes students after school who are attending one of our many youth programs, looking for a quiet place to do homework, or using library services.

We offer the following reminders and suggestions and encourage you to share this information with your child.

  • The Library is a public facility and should not be used as an alternative to afterschool care.
  • Children under the age of 10 cannot be in the Library without the supervision of an adult.
  • Library staff do not monitor the comings and goings of students in and out of the building. The responsibility for the safety and behavior of children visiting the library rests with the parent/ guardian or assigned chaperone.
  • We require that students keep personal belongings with them at all times.
  • If a student is exhibiting inappropriate behavior, he/she will be asked to leave the Library and its grounds.
  • The Library is not responsibile for monitoring what a student accesses on his/her computer or mobile device.
  • We close at 5:00 pm on Mondays and Fridays and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students must be picked up prior to that time as they cannot remain in the building and there is no protected area outside to wait on cold, snowy, or rainy days.

The Library is committed to working closely with school administrators and other community partners to create a safe, nurturing environment for students. We thank you for your help and cooperation in making this possible.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Louise Capizzo, Youth Services Manager, at 396-6278 or lcapizzo [at] scarboroughlibrary.org or Nancy Crowell, Library Director, at 396-6266 or ncrowell [at] scarboroughlibrary.org

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Calendar

Yesterday

  1. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • Every Fourth Sunday of the month. 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.

Tomorrow

  1. Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • Our TAB group meets every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Members organize fun teen events at the library and help with other volunteer efforts too! For more information about joining, contact Youth Services, 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Wednesday, February 26th

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • If you are in Grades 6 and up and like reading books, talking about books, writing about books, illustrating book themes, and creating fun skits, this book club is for you! For more information, contact Youth Services at 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Tuesday, March 3rd

  1. Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • Our TAB group meets every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Members organize fun teen events at the library and help with other volunteer efforts too! For more information about joining, contact Youth Services, 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Wednesday, March 4th

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • If you are in Grades 6 and up and like reading books, talking about books, writing about books, illustrating book themes, and creating fun skits, this book club is for you! For more information, contact Youth Services at 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Friday, March 6th

  1. TAB Mystery Night
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • There's something mysterious happening in the Library! Join our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) for a fun evening of mystery and intrigue. This event is limited to 20 attendees, so be sure to sign up early. To register: email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or call: 883-4723, option 3

Tuesday, March 10th

  1. Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • Our TAB group meets every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Members organize fun teen events at the library and help with other volunteer efforts too! For more information about joining, contact Youth Services, 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Wednesday, March 11th

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • If you are in Grades 6 and up and like reading books, talking about books, writing about books, illustrating book themes, and creating fun skits, this book club is for you! For more information, contact Youth Services at 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

Friday, March 13th

  1. Dungeons & Dragons
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 02:45pm
    • Join Sarah and fellow character adventurers to gain powers, strength, and skills. Together you’ll explore how to take characters from their first adventures to legendary heroes...and maybe pit characters one-on-one against each other. Sign ups are requested but not required. Call 883-4723 opt. 3, or send an email to kids@scarboroughlibrary.org.

Monday, March 16th

  1. Teen Writers Group
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Teens
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • The Scarborough Teen Writers Group (STWG) for grades 9-12 is offered in collaboration with Portland Writers Group Maine (PWGM). Gatherings are held the third Monday of the month from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in October, November, December, March, and May, and the second Monday in April. Each gathering will introduce different ways to inspire your work—from prompts and storyboards, to online tools like Twine, an online tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

      To register, email Renee at writerwrenee@gmail.com, or you can email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or call the Library at 883-4723 option 3.