Kids & Teens

Upcoming Programming for Kids and Teens

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

Submissions for Volume 3 are closed. We expect printed versions of EPOCH: Volumber 3 will be available in January 2019 at Skidompha.

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. 3).



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.

BOOK BABIES (ongoing for ages 0 to 3)

Join Mr. Mark in the Children’s Area every Wednesday at 10 am for songs, stories, and movement for children ages 0 through 3 and their caretakers. Stay afterwards to socialize and play with friends new and old. (All ages welcome!)

TODDLER TIME (ongoing for ages 2 to 5)

Join Mr. Mark in the Children’s Area every Tuesday at 10 am for songs, stories, and movement for children ages 2 through 5 and their caretakers.Stay afterwards to socialize and play with friends new and old. (All ages welcome!)

ADVENTURE BOOK CLUB (grades 4 – 5)

Mr. Mark is starting a 4th and 5th Grade after-school adventure book club. Advance sign up required; space is limited to the first 10 participants. Visit the Children’s circulation desk at the Library or call 207-563-1058 for more information. All participants will receive a free copy of the first book, The Silver Crown by Robert C. O’Brien. Meetings will be on Tuesday afternoons at 4 pm in the Skidompha Children’s area.


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 Drs. Julia Brown and Catherine Mitchell; they meets weekly on Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 in Porter Hall. 
To sign up, participants should visit the Girls Who Code website at


RESILIENT GIRLS BOOK CLUB (grades 2 – 3; 4 – 5; and 7 – 8)
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:
  • Second + Third Grade Girls – First meeting is Wednesday, November 7 from 4 to 5 pm (Carpenter Room)
  • Fourth + Fifth Grade Girls (this group is full)
  • Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Girls – First meeting is Monday, November 5 from 4 to 5 pm
Sign up is required as space is limited. Please email the development office HERE and include “Resilient Girls” in your email subject line.