Teen Collection and Resources

The Collection

Books, Audiobooks, and DVDs
Come browse our Teen Space, where you’ll find YA fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, HiLo books, magazines, audiobooks, and DVDs. The collections can be searched using our Minerva catalog or peruse our monthly list of newly added teen titles.

Comics, Manga, and Anime
In addition to our print collection of comics and manga, we have two iPads for use in our Teen Space which provide in-house access to our online comics, manga, and anime subscriptions.

Downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks
Your Patten Free Library card provides you with access to the Maine Infonet Download Library, an online collection of digital books and audiobooks. If you have a library card and a reading device, tablet, or smartphone, you are ready to read and/or listen. Ask any of the librarians at the Information Desk for assistance in getting started. Or try these tutorials:

Downloading eBooks on your iPad, android device, or Kindle Fire

Downloading Audiobooks

Can’t Find What You Want in Our Collection?
If we don’t have the title you want, it can usually be ordered easily from another Maine library using the catalogs of Minerva or MaineCat. Call or stop by the Information Desk, and we’ll show you how to place requests in these catalogs. When the book is ready for pick-up, you get a call or an email. It’s simple.

Reader Resources

BookMatch: A Personalized Reading Service for Teens
Our Teen Librarians will create a personalized reading list for you, based on the genres and titles that you’ve liked in the past. Download and print the BookMatch paper form or fill out the on-line form.

Looking for other reading recommendations?
Check out our Teen Space Blog archive for the latest on award-winners, “read-alikes” for your favorite books, and book-to-movie news. Or click on one of the links below to see current and historical winners of these popular Awards:

Alex Award
Honors 10 adult books that appeal to a Young Adult audience. Selected annually by the American Library Association.

Edgar Award
Honors the best Young Adult mystery. Selected annually by the Mystery Writers of America.

Maine Student Book Award
Annual Readers’ Choice Award generated through student votes.

Printz Award
Honors a Young Adult book which demonstrates exceptional literary merit. Selected annually by the American Library Association.

RITA Award
Honors the best Young Adult romance. Selected annually by the Romance Writers of America.

Teens’ Top Ten
Annual Readers’ Choice Award generated through world-wide teen voting.