Events and Programs

Fall-o-Ween Festival.

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 6-12.

Babysitter Training Course.

This course will provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to give care safely and responsibly for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills and be the best babysitter in their neighborhood. They will learn how to generate a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Open to ages 11 to 15. This is an eight hour course split up over three sessions. Participants must attend all three sessions.

Wednesday, November 3: 4-7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 10: 4-7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 17: 4-7 p.m.

To learn more information and to sign up for the course click here.  Sign ups open Friday, October 15.

Teen Library Council. 

This group of high school students creates, promotes, and participates in Library sponsored events for young adults. Grades 9-12

Teen Grab and Go Kits. 

Kits contain instructions and everything needed for this week’s project. Pick up at the curbside pickup table or in the teen room. Available every 1st and 3rd Friday while supplies last. For grades 6-12.

Drop in Chess in Library Park.

Chess sets provided and all skill levels and ages welcome. To get on our email list for reminders and updates, click here.

Annual Writing Contest.

Open to all students in grades 7-12 who live in the library service area or or attend an R.S.U. 1 school, Chop Point School, Hyde School, or Chewonki Middle School.  Cash prizes awarded in short fiction and memoir in two age categories (7-9, 9-12). Click here to see the most current submission guidelines.

Some of the 2019 Writing Contest winners.

Library Laser Tag, 2018


Teen Gingerbread Houses, 2020
Haunted Patten 2019 at the Masonic Lodge

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