Library Scouts encourages kids to learn new skills, be creative, and collaborate while helping them get to know the library! Kids learn something, create something, and then share what they’ve learned or made to earn a badge.
Library Scouts follow their curiosity to learn and create something related to a topic of interest to them, and then fill out a Trail Map to record their journey.
Kids can come to the Youth Services desk and let us know what they’re curious about, and we’ll get them started on their own Trail Map with ideas about where to find information, what to make, and how to share their new skills, creation, or knowledge. Or, download one of the blank Trail Maps here and fill it in.
As long as they complete activities in each of three categories: Learn, Create, and Share, they complete the Trail.
Don’t see a Trail Map that fits your Scout’s topic? Choose the Trailblazer Map and we’ll help them design their own badge!
Library Scouts is intended for kids 9-14 to work on independently, but younger kids can also participate with the help of a grown-up.
After completing the Trail, Library Scouts earn a badge as a keepsake reminder of what they accomplished. After filling out a Trail Map, come to Youth Services to get your badge!
Funding for Library Scouts was provided by The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).