Teen Programming

Online Programming For Teens

Even though we can’t hang out in the teen room yet, we are open for in-person browsing and adding new materials to the collection all the time. Skidompha staff have also been hard at work finding creative ways to continue library programming virtually.

Here are a few ways that YOU can connect with Skidompha Teen Programming online:

Teen Open Craft Time

Fridays, 3:15 p.m. in the Skidompha Courtyard.

Open to teens ages 13 -18. Supplies provided!

Teen Chess

Tuesdays, 3:15 p.m. in the Skidompha Courtyard.

Open to teens ages 13 – 18. No experience necessary.


We will post up-to-date resources for teens ages 13 to 18 here as well as on Skidompha’s Teen Services Facebook Group. Join the group to stay up to date.

Homeschool Library Skills Program:

Skidompha is pleased to offer a new program designed to meet the needs of Maine homeschool families. Families with children in grades 1-12 are required to include library skills as a part of their annual curriculum; we have developed a six-part course tailored to children’s developmental needs at different levels. This program may be completed in person or virtually. Please contact children’s librarian Jessie or teen librarian Kristi for more information or to register. 

Please note the course will include the following sessions:

  • Tour of the library
  • Checking materials out
  • Genre
  • Other available resources
  • Check-in session

Each session will consist of informative and interactive portions. Children will also receive a special punchcard to keep them engaged and checking books out from the library at least ten times during the course of the school year. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a form to submit along with their annual portfolio. 

This program is free of charge and available to all Skidompha members. Don’t have a library card yet? Signing up is simple—stop by to learn how.


EPOCH – Teen ‘Zine

EPOCH is a creative magazine that publishes artwork and writing by teens age 13 to 18.

Have you written something you liked for a class or for yourself? Did you really get into an art assignment? Submit your best work via email to be considered for the next volume accepting submissions.

We will be accepting submissions for Volume 8 in February 2022. We accept submissions on a rolling basis for future issues. Please submit your work for future issues of EPOCH via email.

poetry / prose / fiction / non-fiction 

photography / artwork / comics / drawings / miscellany

Please email submissions to: epoch@skidompha.org. Be sure to include your name, grade, and school.