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.

 

Active Programs

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 on Friday mornings in July. Registration required.


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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Tomorrow

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • 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. Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 7-11)
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • Ages 7-11 must register. Call 883-4723, opt. 3 or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org
      Sarah and Dungeon Masters will lead you through magical worlds and mystical challenges.

Sunday, August 26th

  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, August 28th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • 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

Tuesday, September 4th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • 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

Tuesday, September 11th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • 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. 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

Thursday, September 13th

  1. Thursday Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 11:00am

Tuesday, September 18th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • 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

Thursday, September 20th

  1. Thursday Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 11:00am

Sunday, September 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, September 25th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • 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