Your Library At Home: Programs

Your Library At Home: Programming

Just because we are not able to accommodate patrons in the building at this time, we still plan to continue much of our regular programming virtually or through our curbside pick-up service. Subscribe to our weekly eNews or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to get the particulars on any of these regular offerings.  And don’t forget to check our events calendar on the Library home page for additional programs, classes, and pop-up events. 

Programs for Adults

The Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room has several ongoing programs for your enjoyment, plus an incredible archive of past program recordings. These include the annual Town History Series, History Room Live, and “How’s Your Week Going?”: The Covid-19 Story Archive.  Click here for additional information and links to the archives. 

Online Reading Challenges through Beanstack. We offer online reading programs for all ages. And you can always use the “Stack Em Up” challenge to record and/or review all the books you read. For more information and to register for an account, click here

“Grab and Go” Craft Kits for Adults.  Our craft expert, Amanda, will prepare these kits once a month, and they will be available through the curbside table while supplies last. Subscribe to our eNews or follow us on social media to get the advance details. 

Monthly Trivia Nights. We had a great inaugural trivia night for adults in November. Beginning in January, we’re planning a monthly virtual trivia night, usually on Fridays.


Young Adult Programs

Teen Trivia Nights.The Teen Library Council has been offering Teen Trivia nights once a month through the fall.  Fun, informal, and entertaining. 


Children’s Programs

Amanda’s “Grab and Go” Craft Bags.  These weekly craft kits are typically for children in the four- to eight-year old age range. Occasionally, the craft bags will be geared towards middle-schoolers.  They are available while supplies last via the curbside pick-up table; the table is stocked by 2 p.m. on Friday afternoons. Follow us on Facebook for descriptions and pictures of each upcoming craft. 

Sarah’s STEM Activity Bags.  These kits are also geared for elementary-aged children, with some activities appropriate for middle school as well.  They are also available while supplies last via the curbside pick-up table, but these bags generally are available starting on Monday afternoons at 2 p.m. The weekly eNews will have a description of the kits just before they become available. 

On-Line Book Challenges Through Beanstack.  We offer a number of online reading programs for children, including:

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten 
  • Maine Student Book Award Challenge 
  • 2020 Chickadee Award Challenge

For more information, or to register for a Beanstack account, click here

Library PenPal Club. 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. Don’t forget to include a return address!  Send your letter c/o Library PenPal, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street, Bath, ME 04530.

Dial-A-Story. Call our number and listen to Ms. Katy read a story!  Dial 443-5141, ext. 17.




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