Kids & Teens

Upcoming Programming for Kids and Teens

February Vacation Programming! 

Junior Journalists – FREE Writing Camp

Join us at Skidompha from February 19th through the 22nd for a free journalism writing camp for grades 5 + 6. Get hands-on experience from a real life journalists – Maia Zewert from The Lincoln County News! Maia will lead you in writing exercises, teach you how to ask good interview questions, and help you put together your very own newspaper article!

To sign up, please email Kelsey Gibbs.


Write On: FREE Creative Writing Camp

Grades 7 – 12

February 19 – 22

11 am – 4 pm

Join us for our second annual Write On workshop! Write On is a collaboration with The Telling Room, a non-profit based in Portland that works to “empower youth through writing and share their voices with the world,” (, 2019). We’ll explore a number of creative paths into the writing process, bring characters on quests, write mini fiction pieces, different styles of poems, and stretch our storytelling muscles while having a whole lot of fun. Sign up early to reserve your spot; email Kelsey Gibbs ( 

EPOCH – Teen ‘Zine: Accepting Creative Writing / Art Entries! 

EPOCH – A Creative Magazine for Teens, by Teens

EPOCH Volume 3 is hot off the presses! Free copies are available at Skidompha Library.

Volume 4 submissions are due on: Friday, March 1, 2019.

EPOCH is a creative magazine that publishes artwork and writing by humans age 13 to 18. Have you written something you liked for a class (or in your journal?) Did you really get into an art assignment? Submit your best work via email to be considered for the next volume (Epoch Vol. 4).







The EPOCH Editorial Team is small but mighty. We review writing and art submitted by our teen peers. We arrange (aka “curate”) the best-of-the-best into the next volume of EPOCH! We learn, hang out, eat snacks, talk about life, and discuss writing and art. We meet throughout the year at Skidompha Library based on group availability. If that sounds fun: APPLY, APPLY, APPLY!

To apply, send an introductory email with the follow information:
Subject: Epoch Editorial Board

Send to Kelsey at Skidompha Library:
Your name, grade, age, and school
A writing and/or art skill you HAVE
A writing and/or art skill you want to IMPROVE
A writing and/or art sample

Please email Kelsey to apply / sign up.

TODDLER TIME AND BOOK BABIES (ongoing for ages 0 to 3)

We are on a temporary storytime hiatus for the beginning of January 2019. We will have Children’s Librarian Applicants running storytimes on Tuesdays at the end of January. We hope to be able to offer staff-led storytimes again in February. We encourage families to gather and read with each other at the normally scheduled storytimes – Tuesdays and Wednesday at 10 am.

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB (grades 6 – 8)

Girls Who Code is a club for 6th to 8th grade girls dedicated to gender balance in tech. 

The Midcoast Girls Who Code club is led by Dr. Julia Brown and Dr. Catherine Mitchell; they meet weekly on Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 in Porter Hall.
To sign up, participants should visit the Girls Who Code website at


Girls face many challenges that can thwart their ability to develop a strong, honest voice to express who they are. This “girl & grown-up” book group will read books together and use them as a “starting point for open and honest dialogue.” This group will be lead by Karen Mook. [Visit for more information on the goals and resources provided by this program.]
There will be three book clubs this fall:
  • Fourth + Fifth Grade Girls (this group is full)
Sign up is required as space is limited. Please email the development office HERE and include “Resilient Girls” in your email subject line.