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.

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

An Important Note to Parents/Guardians: The new school year brings added after school activity to the Library. We are here to support sutdents in their academic needs. Children under age 10 cannot be in the Library without the supervision of an adult. We also have expectations of the students when they are here, as they Library serves many other members of the public during these hours. Please review our After School Policy and the hours we are open, and share this information with your child.

Prompt pick up is also important; library staff is not on site after hours, and there is no covered area outside for students to wait. If you have any questions, call Youth Services or email: kids [at] scarboroughlibrary.org or call: (207) 883-4723, option 3. We look forward to working together to make this a great acedemic year.

 

Upcoming Events

Minecraft Miner Day, Scarborough Public LibraryMinecraft Miner Day
Our December event is scheduled for December 16. 1pm to 2pm for Beginners, then all levels from 2pm to 4pm. Drop In!

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Kids Movie Double Feature, TAB, Scarborough Public LibraryKids Movie Double Feature
December 18 for Grades 4 thru 8. Nightmare Before Christmas will be shown at 3:15pm, and Princess Bride will play at 6:00 pm. Come to one or both!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 3:15pm
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Active Programs

Minecraft Discover logoMinecraft @ The Library

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


Pajamarama LogoPajamarama

Storytime and crafts in pajamas for ages 4 and up every first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm - presented by Sarah.


Saturday Story Time logoSaturday Story Time

Story times will be on break from December 16 through January 6. Join Sarah on Saturdays at 11am for stories and music.


Family Story Time LogoFamily Story Time

Story times will be on break from December 16 through January 6. Bring moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles - whoever is "family" to you - for stories and songs with Sarah. Thursdays at 10:30am.


Rhymin' Time Storytime logoRhymin' Time Story Time

Story times will be on break from December 16 through January 6. 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.


Baby LapsitBaby Lapsit

Story times will be on break from December 16 through January 6. 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.


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Today

  1. Thursday Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am

Saturday, December 15th

  1. Saturday Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

Sunday, December 16th

  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, December 18th

  1. Kids Movie Double Feature
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 03:15pm
    • Our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) has planned a fun way to start getting into “vacation mode” for students in Grades 4 thru 8. They’ve gone back in the film vault to select two favorite movies for a double feature: Nightmare Before Christmas and Princess Bride. Nightmare Before Christmas will be shown at 3:15pm, and Princess Bride will play at 6:00pm. Come to one...or both! Popcorn and beverages will be included.  A reminder that parents/guardians of children under 10 must remain in the Library during the movies. You’re welcome to attend the screening(s). These events are free to attend! FMI, contact Youth Services at kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or 883-4723 option 3.

Thursday, December 20th

  1. Thursday Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am

Thursday, December 27th

  1. Thursday Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am

Thursday, January 3rd

  1. Thursday Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am

Tuesday, January 8th

  1. 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

  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, January 10th

  1. Thursday Family Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am

Saturday, January 12th

  1. Saturday Story Time
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.