Kids & Teens

Upcoming Programming for Kids and Teens

April 2019 School Vacation Programming! – Children’s Theater Workshop

Join us at Skidompha from April 15th through April 17th for a free children’s theater workshop. Please see a staff member in the children’s section for more information!

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

EPOCH – A Creative Magazine for Teens, by Teens

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 accepting submissions (Epoch Vol. 5).

EPOCH Volume 3 was published in January 2019. Free copies are available at Skidompha Library. Volume 4 is now closed for submissions. We are hard at work with our editors to put together the next issue! We accept submissions on a rolling basis for future issues. Please submit your work for EPOCH Vol. 5 by October 14, 2019. 





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.


Skidompha hosts two weekly storytimes for our youngest library patrons and their families. Jessie, our Children’s Librarian, leads songs and stories every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 11 am. (Storytimes are loosely designed for children ages 0 – 5.) All are welcome – free and open to the public! We hope you can join us!

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB (grades 5 – 8)

Girls Who Code is a club for 5th 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.