Welcome to Youth Services!

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet Story Time with Robbie Moulton and police carMeet and Greet with Robbie Moulton
June 29 at 10:30am. Meet Scarborough Police Chief, Robbie Moulton, and see a police car close up at our next Meet and Greet.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:30am
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Meet and Greet Story Time with Robbie Moulton and police carMeet and Greet with Robbie Moulton
June 29 at 10:30am. Meet Scarborough Police Chief, Robbie Moulton, and see a police car close up at our next Meet and Greet.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:30am
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Janet's Book Group, Grades 4 and 5, FrindleJanet's Book Group
Janet's Book Group for Grades 4 & 5 meets Thursday June 29 thru July 20!

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
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R.E.A.D. Therapy DogsR.E.A.D. Therapy Dog
Fridays from 10:30am to 11:30am. Reading Therapy Dogs help new readers gain confidence in reading aloud!

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:30am
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Meet and Greet Story Time with Mike Shaw and a big truckMeet & Greet with Mike Shaw
July 6 at 10:30am. Our weekly Meet and Greet is a story time and show-and-tell in one! Meet Mike Shaw and check out a BIG truck.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:30am
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Active Programs

TAB LogoTAB Sponsored Events

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!


Youth Summer Reading 2017 Build a Better WorldYouth Summer Reading

Avoid the summer slide! Sign up for our Summer Reading Program and explore fun ways to "Build a Better World!"


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 a little coding while playing with Minecraft.


Janet's Book Group logoJanet's Book Group

Are you in the 4th or 5th grade? Do you love to read? Want to meet new friends who also like to read? If your answer is "yes!", join Janet's Book Group. It meets Thursdays at 3:00pm June 29 thru July 20. To join in, call the Youth Services Department 883-4723 option 3 or email: kids [at] scarboroughlibrary.org


Coding with Bots LogoCoding With Robots

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


Crafty Tuesdays LogoCrafty Tuesdays!

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


Countdown to Kindergarten LogoKindergarten Readiness Center

Have a kiddo starting school in the fall? Drop by our Kindergarten Readiness Center during library hours.


Meet and Greet bannerMeet and Greet

Special guests from around town will read a story and share something special about what they do!


Pen Pals Exchange logoPen Pals Exchange

Join our Pen Pal Exchange and make new friends around the country!


R.E.A.D Therapy Dogs logoR.E.A.D Therapy Dogs

Register your child for a 15 minute session to read to a gentle R.E.A.D. Therapy Dog


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!


Youth Calendar

Yesterday

  1. Summer Reading Program
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • This year's theme invites everyone to "Build a Better World." We’re creating some fun challenges that will encourage children to explore ways they can make a difference in their homes, in the community, and in the world!

Today

  1. Summer Reading Program
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • This year's theme invites everyone to "Build a Better World." We’re creating some fun challenges that will encourage children to explore ways they can make a difference in their homes, in the community, and in the world!

  2. Meet and Greet: Robbie Moulton
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Welcome to our weekly summertime Meet and Greet - a story time and show-and-tell all in one presented by a special guest! We're kicking off this series with our special guest Robbie Moulton, Police Chief for the Town of Scarborough. After reading a story, everyone will have a chance to see a police car up close!

  3. Janet's Book Group
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • Kiddos entering Grades 4 thru 5 in the fall can join this fun book group. What will they be reading? Frindle by Andrew Clements Pre-registration required. Call the Youth Room at 883-4723 option 3, or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org.

Tomorrow

  1. Summer Reading Program
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • This year's theme invites everyone to "Build a Better World." We’re creating some fun challenges that will encourage children to explore ways they can make a difference in their homes, in the community, and in the world!

  2. Coding with Robots
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • The library has brought in some fun robots to help introduce simple robotics and coding to our younger patrons. This summer the library's Systems Librarian, Tom Corbett, will offer a four-week coding class for grades 1-6 starting on June 30th. Graduates wanting to continue their "robot studies" can then join one of our library teams and participate in a national robot coding competition this Fall. Register at http://www.scarboroughlibrary.org/youthtech

  3. R.E.A.D. Therapy Dogs
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Many of you know Gracie—a special 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 we’ll be creating just for them. To register your child for a 15 minute session, call 883-4723 opt. 3, or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org.

  4. Code With Minecraft
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • Want to learn how to code while having fun with Minecraft? This summer the library will be offering a four-week coding class for Grades 5 to 8 on Friday afternoons, June 30 thru July 21. This is a multi-part series. Attendance is required for each event. Bring your own Minecraft account or use one from us while at the library! Register at www.scarboroughlibrary.org/youthtech.

Saturday, July 1st

  1. Summer Reading Program
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • This year's theme invites everyone to "Build a Better World." We’re creating some fun challenges that will encourage children to explore ways they can make a difference in their homes, in the community, and in the world!

Sunday, July 2nd

  1. Summer Reading Program
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • This year's theme invites everyone to "Build a Better World." We’re creating some fun challenges that will encourage children to explore ways they can make a difference in their homes, in the community, and in the world!

Monday, July 3rd

  1. Summer Reading Program
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • This year's theme invites everyone to "Build a Better World." We’re creating some fun challenges that will encourage children to explore ways they can make a difference in their homes, in the community, and in the world!

Tuesday, July 4th

  1. Summer Reading Program
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • This year's theme invites everyone to "Build a Better World." We’re creating some fun challenges that will encourage children to explore ways they can make a difference in their homes, in the community, and in the world!

  2. Summer Story Times
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • For ages birth to 3. Taking our cue from the more casual summer schedule, we’re offering a story time for infants and toddlers that will include stories with Marilyn and “discovery stations” for some play-based fun!

Wednesday, July 5th

  1. Summer Reading Program
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • This year's theme invites everyone to "Build a Better World." We’re creating some fun challenges that will encourage children to explore ways they can make a difference in their homes, in the community, and in the world!

Thursday, July 6th

  1. Summer Reading Program
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • This year's theme invites everyone to "Build a Better World." We’re creating some fun challenges that will encourage children to explore ways they can make a difference in their homes, in the community, and in the world!

  2. Meet and Greet: Mike Shaw
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Who's joining us for our next Meet and Greet story time and show-and-tell? Today's visitor will be Mike Shaw, Director of Public Works here in Scarborough. Mike will be bringing a b-i-i-i-g truck for kiddos to explore!

  3. Janet's Book Group
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • Kiddos entering Grades 4 thru 5 in the fall can join this fun book group. What will they be reading? Frindle by Andrew Clements Pre-registration required. Call the Youth Room at 883-4723 option 3, or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org.

Friday, July 7th

  1. Summer Reading Program
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • This year's theme invites everyone to "Build a Better World." We’re creating some fun challenges that will encourage children to explore ways they can make a difference in their homes, in the community, and in the world!

  2. Coding with Robots
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • The library has brought in some fun robots to help introduce simple robotics and coding to our younger patrons. This summer the library's Systems Librarian, Tom Corbett, will offer a four-week coding class for grades 1-6 starting on June 30th. Graduates wanting to continue their "robot studies" can then join one of our library teams and participate in a national robot coding competition this Fall. Register at http://www.scarboroughlibrary.org/youthtech

  3. R.E.A.D. Therapy Dogs
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • Many of you know Gracie—a special 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 we’ll be creating just for them. To register your child for a 15 minute session, call 883-4723 opt. 3, or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org.

  4. Code With Minecraft
    • Calendar: Scarborough Public Library Youth Services
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • Want to learn how to code while having fun with Minecraft? This summer the library will be offering a four-week coding class for Grades 5 to 8 on Friday afternoons, June 30 thru July 21. This is a multi-part series. Attendance is required for each event. Bring your own Minecraft account or use one from us while at the library! Register at www.scarboroughlibrary.org/youthtech.