33 Summer Street - Bath, Maine 04530 - 207-443-5141
Home | Hours | Catalog | Reference | History Room | About the Library | Just for Kids

Children's Room
Story Times

Our STORYTIMES runs throughout the school year with a December and June break. It's a fun way to teach your child early socialization and literacy skills. Each age appropriate program is thoughtfully prepared and no registration is required. Parents and caregivers must be with their child during the programs. Our programs offer a wonderful way to make friends, too! After Storytimes, you're welcome to stay and play with our dollhouse, blocks, puzzles and storybook character toys. Climb aboard the little red sailboat, Time of Wonder, built in collaboration with the Library and the Maine Maritime Museum by area children and master boatbuilders. While you're here, get a library card and check out some of our wonderful picture books and baby board books to bring home!


Book Babies ~ Gather around with your little one on Wednesdays at 10:30am for twenty minutes of fun rhyming stories, fingerplays and songs. This special program is recommended for babies and toddlers, ages 6 months to 23 months. Children's author, Rosemary Wells says, "Read to your bunny often. It's twenty minutes of fun. It's twenty minutes of moonlight, and twenty minutes of sun."

Time for 2s ~ Help your two year old learn to focus on the stories, songs and puppets in this lively lapsit program. Join our circle of friends on Thursdays from 10:30am to 11:00am.

Preschool Storytimes ~ The Preschool Storytimes for children, ages 3 to 5 year olds, meet on Fridays from 10:30am to 11:15am. Don't miss the fun adventures filled with stories, songs, puppets and crafts.

Occasionally, we offer Saturday Storytimes and evening Pajama Storytimes.

Check our Calendar of Events for current schedule.

  • Teachers, please contact us to reserve a special field trip to the Library for your students. We offer an annual orientation visit to the Library, one per class. The visit can be designed to suit your class needs and can include stories, book talking, and/or library skills, as well as a special Library tour.

    Please contact Carol McFadden, Children's Librarian, at 443-5141 ext. 17 for more information.


    Last updated March 9, 2010
    copyright© Patten Free Library