Children’s Room

Welcome to the Patten Free Library Children’s Room

Our Children’s Room is an enchanting place to visit with a friendly staff who love working with kids. We know our books and love finding just the right book for you. Our thoughtfully planned programs are some of the very best around; every week day morning you’ll find a Storytime and most afternoons we have awesome afterschool activities. We’re here to help raise passionate readers!


Kid's Blog

Enrich Your Homeschooling ~ Visit Us!

February 11, 2019

HERE’S WHAT AWAITS YOU:

1. 14,000 children’s books, including Board Books, Picture Books, Emergent Readers, Early Readers, Beginner Chapters, Older Fiction, Pop-Ups, Non-Fiction, and a Parent Section.

2. Inter-library Loan

3. The Book Hold

4. Audio/eBooks

5. DVDs and CDs

6. Magazines

7. Two catalog stations; two Internet stations; two AWE (non-Internet interfacing) Learning stations; four iPads; one laptop

8. Library Classes/Research Skills/Tours

9. Parenting Issue Talks from professionals

10. Bookmark this awesome Patten Free Library Children’s website http://www.patten.lib.me.us/kids/

  • Books & Reading; Fun & Games; Homework Help; Monthly Flyer of family events; Parent & Teacher resources (including homeschooling); Kid’s Blog

11. Storytimes and Afterschool Enrichment Classes

  • Book Babies
  • Time for 2’s & 3’s
  • Lego League
  • Lego Robotics
  • Chess Club
  • Searching Science
  • Language Classes
  • Book Clubs
  • Book Buddies/tutoring
  • Family Games/Puzzle Days
  • Family Contra Dancing
  • Music Appreciation
  • Art History
  • Theatre Play Readings
  • Paws for Reading
  • Author Visits
  • Astronomy Club

12. Summer Reading Challenges/ All literature-based themed, i.e:

  • Hundred Acre Woods
  • Peter Pan
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Mary Poppins
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Narnia
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Jungle Book
  • Treasure Island

13. Library Extras

  • Storytime Room with educational tools, games, puppet theater, piano
  • Social meet ups
  • Online Mango Languages
  • Local Art Displays
  • Study room/Community Room
  • Teen Room
  • Unusual Things To Check Out:

*Telescope (1); Binoculars (4); Learning Language Backpacks (French & Spanish); American Girl Doll Literacy Kits (7); Science Activity Backpacks (7); Science Topic Book Bags (7)

14. Friends of the Library Annual Children’s Book Sale and Library Book Store

15. Museum Passes

 

Submitted by Carol McFadden, PFL Head of Children’s Services

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Children’s Events

Tue 23

Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 24

High Touch, High Tech Science Series

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Wed 24

STEM with Sarah!

July 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu 25

The Honey Exchange

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 26

Preschool Storytime & Craft

July 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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