Take a blank puzzle piece home starting Oct 15 and return it by Nov 30. Use the piece as a blank canvas to share something you love about your community; be it your town, your state, your family, or the place or activity that makes you feel most at home. Use whatever media you prefer: paint, draw, collage, 3-D mixed media- as long as it fits on your puzzle piece anything goes! Please be sure to fill out the nametag on the back of the puzzle piece.
The complete puzzle will be on display in December at the Patten Free Library.
Open to all ages. Family and other collaborations welcome.
Photo credit: Central Arkansas Library System
Friday, October 29 at 3:30 p.m.
The perfect ghoulish occasion to kick start your Halloween! Be prepared to resurrect a ghoulish zombie doll into your very own creation! All ages are welcome but children 8 -12 will enjoy it the most.
Pre-registration is required. Use the button below or call 207-443-5141 extension 16.Register for This Event
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Sunday, October 24 from 3-5 p.m.
Join Patten Free Library and the Teen Library Council for an afternoon of spooky fun! Music, candy, games and more! Bring your previously decorated or carved pumpkin and win a prize. Costumes encouraged! For grades 7-12.
1st prize and 2nd prizes will be named in each of six categories:
Grades 7-9: Short Fiction and Memoir
Grades 10-12: Short Fiction and Memoir
NEW! Adult: Short Fiction and Memoir
Entries will be judged by a panel of library staff, trustees, local teachers, and Teen Library Council members. First ($100) and second prize ($50) gift certificates will be awarded in each category. Winners will be honored at a reception in January 2022; winning entries will be published on the Library website.
Entries accepted September 7 through December 3, 2021.
All submissions must include the following information in a cover page (print) or in the email body (electronic):
Teen Writing Contest c/o Patten Free Library
33 Summer Street
Bath, ME 04530
Questions? Call or email Hannah Lackoff
207-443-5141, ext 21
A family friendly book festival and celebration of children’s literature featuring author panels, workshops, and more. More information (including author lineup) visit bathbookbash.org or on social media @bathbookbash.
There’s a lot you can do with your library card from the comfort of your home. The list below tells you all you need to know about using the library’s digital resources, how to contact us, and provides recommended links for your education, entertainment, or amusement.
Need WiFi? You can access ours from your car in our parking lot, or from the Library’s back terrace.
Worried about overdue books? Don’t be! Our book drops are open 24/7, and we are accepting materials from other libraries. All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours.
Need a library card? If you live in our service area, click here and fill out a request form. We will mail you a card.
Who to Contact
General inquiries? Email Lesley Dolinger at email@example.com.
Questions about your account? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
General reference questions? Email email@example.com.
Ideas and resources to support distance learning for your Pre-K through 5 children? Email Katy Dodge at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’s compiled a huge list of links and on-line resources. Click here to access her recommendations.
Links and Resources
Every day, people of all ages and backgrounds turn to the Patten Free Library to find jobs or go online, to get help with homework or complex research projects, to start on a business plan, connect with their kids or simply find a space to relax. For every person who visits our library, there is a story. We want to collect and share those stories. Is the library important to you? Do you have a story to tell? Share it here.
Thanks to the support of the City of Bath, Patten Free Library is open on Mondays from 12pm to 8pm. Now every week you have more opportunities to take advantage of all we have to offer.
In May, the Teen Library Council partnered with the Brunswick-based organization Manomet to launch an environmental poster contest centered on the theme “Earth Day, Everyday.” RSU 1 students in grades seven through twelve were given the opportunity to create and submit posters with a message focusing on practices and innovations that promote sustainability. Manomet awarded cash prizes for the winning entries, which were announced in June on the last day of school.
From over thirty entries, judges at Manomet recognized the following posters and artists:
Finalists (Grades 7-9)
1st place: Isabel Strelneck, Bath (“Skip the Turnpike, Take Your Bike”)
2nd place: Iris Hennin, Woolwich (“Stop Food Waste”)
3rd place (tie): Delaney Pascuzzo, West Bath (“Buy Local”)
3rd place (tie): Nola Vallade and Zoe Brush, Georgetown (“Join the Fight Against Plastic Waste”)
4th place: Emily Tetzlaff, Bath (“Earth Day Everyday”)
Finalists (Grades 10-12)
1st place: Emily Adams, Bath (“Protect Your Skin”)
Honorable mention for content and message:
Kerlin De Jesus, Bath
Miranda Burpee, Phippsburg
Aiden Shields, Bath
Honorable mention for artistic quality:
Wren Tetreault, Bath
Audrey Crews, West Bath
Isabel Strelneck, Bath
To see images of the finalists’ posters, click here.