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June 2020

Curbside Pickup Is Here!

June 8 - August 30

Curbside hours are Monday through Thursday from 10am to 4pm, Fridays from 10am to 2pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm (NO SERVICE JULY 4). Library cardholders may request items from the PFL collection through the Minerva Library Catalog  https://minerva.maine.edu/, by emailing curbside@patten.lib.me.us, or by calling 443-5141 x11. Patrons will be notified when their items are ready. Please allow a 24-hour turnaround time. No more than 10 items can be borrowed at a time. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BAGS. There…

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Have You Tried Our Digital Magazines?

June 9 - August 4

RBDigital Magazines  features full-color, digital editions for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download. Patrons are able to select both new and back issues, adding them to personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits to the number of magazines checked out. And with personal notifications for favorite magazines, patrons never miss an issue! Just type in your library card number and follow the steps for creating an account. You’ll have immediate access to more than 50…

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Book Drops Are Open 24/7. Now Accepting Returns from Other Libraries!

June 9 - August 22

For the health and safety of our community, the Library will remain closed while we work out the next phases of the re-opening plan. Please DO NOT leave any materials outside the book drop if it is locked. Thanks for your cooperation!

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Summer Reading 2020 With Patten Free Library: June 8 through August 24

June 9 @ 8:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm

“Print or Screen: Read 15!” is the mantra for our summer reading program. This year, we are inviting everyone – children, young adults, and adults – to participate.  Help us build a community of readers by logging 15 minutes of reading every day.  There are many reasons to read a little bit every day, not the least of which is its impact on academic success. However, reading also reduces stress and helps develop empathy.  It’s a comforting routine. And even though…

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Library Pen Pal Club

June 9 @ 8:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm

We’d love to hear from you! Write a letter to the Library, and we’ll write one back! Staff will be wearing proper protective gear while handling mail. Attn: Library Pen Pal 33 Summer St. Bath, ME 04530 **Don’t forget to include a return address.

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Tween Library Club

June 9 @ 8:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm

Join Ms. Katy Thursdays at 4:00 to talk everything TWEEN! Totally Tween driven! Open to kids ages 9-12 who would like to take an active leadership role in advising Ms. Katy on what they would like to see in the library! Please register for the events by emailing Ms. Katy at kdodge@patten.lib.me.us Registrants will receive an email with login information about the event.

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How’s Your Week Going? Share Your COVID-19 Story

June 19 - September 12

We want to hear about how you and your family are doing while we’re closed. How’s Your Week Going? is an ongoing online storytelling event. Whether you live, work, or feel at home in Sagadahoc County, you’re invited to tell us a story about how the COVID-19 epidemic is affecting you and your community. The History Room will preserve your story for future generations of historians, genealogists, and library patrons who want to understand how local people experienced this historic moment.…

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Midcoast Maine Community Resources

June 19 - August 13

This list was compiled by Information Services Librarian Laurel Cox, who has been working at home during the shutdown. We hope you will find it useful. Hotlines 211 Maine Maine Crisis Hotline 1-888-568-1112 Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence 1-866-834-HELP (statewide domestic abuse helpline) National Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255 New Hope for Women Hotline 1-800-522-3304 (for anyone affected by domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking) Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine 1-800-871-7741 Other Important Hotlines COVID-19 Resources: Medical Info & Updates CDC Maine CDC…

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July 2020

History Room Live: Organizing Your Genealogy Research

July 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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15-Minute Read-Alouds for Middle Schoolers

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Have you been reading 15 minutes daily? Let us help you get started! Starting next Tuesday, June 30 at noon, we’ll be offering a weekly read-aloud, via ZOOM, for middle schoolers. Every Tuesday through the end of July. We’ve got some great short stories to share, and all you have to do is listen. Tick a square off on your reading log while you eat lunch! Get one step closer to earning Mockingbird Book Shop Gift card! To receive the…

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