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August 2020

Teen Writing Contest 2020: Submission Period is Open!

August 1 @ 8:00 am - December 4 @ 5:00 pm

We are excited to open the submission period for the 8th annual Teen Writing Contest as of August 1. Our very first group of Teen Library Council members came up with the idea for this program, and since that time the number and quality of submissions has grown.  We even have a past winner who is now a soon-to-be-published young adult author; more on this later! We love providing an opportunity for aspiring local writers to test their wings and…

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September 2020

Introducing Beanstack: On-Line Reading Programs for All Ages

September 1 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm

We now have on-line reading challenges available to all ages through our new “Beanstack” platform! It’s like a “Fitbit” for your reading habits! Register yourself or your children for Beanstack (click here) and you can: Try specific reading challenges; Log your book titles or reading minutes; Review favorite books and share them with others;  Earn virtual “badges” for reaching reading milestones.   Our current programs include: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (for babies, toddlers, and pre-school); Maine Student Book Award Challenge…

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October 2020

History Room Live: Costume Hour

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All are welcome to join us Fridays on Zoom to learn about local history and genealogy resources from the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room!

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Scary, But Not Too Scary, Storytime!

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ms. Katy’s Patten Free Library Virtual Halloween Storytime Special: Scary, But Not Too Scary, Stories! Friday, October 30, 2020 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Register here!: Ms. Katy’s Virtual Halloween Storytime Special!

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Harry Potter Halloween Trivia Trail

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

If you’re a Potter fan, come check out our outdoor trivia trail on Halloween. There will be eight Harry Potter-themed clues and puzzles in Library windows all around the building. Turn in the correct answers in the right order and you’ll have the combination to a lock box, which has (small) Halloween treats inside. For Potter fans of all ages, although some elementary math skills are required. Start the trail at the curbside pick-up table outside the Children’s Room entrance.…

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