BATH — Patten Free Library will continue to offer summer reading programs through August for students entering grades six through 12. The three programs offered this summer season are offered free of charge for The Library’s traditional incentive-based reading program “R.S.U. 1 Reads” runs through Aug. 31. For every book they read of at least 100 pages in length, participants can claim a small prize and raffle ticket by visiting the Library’s information desk to record the book(s). The final raffle is August 31, with gift certificates and prizes to be won.

“At the halfway point of the program, our summer reading participants have already read over 300 books,” says Roberta Jordan, an outreach and instruction librarian at the library who coordinates the summer reading program. “It could be a record-breaking summer if students continue to sign up and read.”

There is also one more movie left in the popular “Teen Summer Nights” movie series. On Wednesday, Aug. 3, the series will end with “Batman v. Superman.” It will be shown starting at 6 p.m. in the library’s air-conditioned Community Room. Admission and popcorn are free.

For students entering seventh through ninth grades, there is still time to sign up for a “Battle-of-the-Books” style competition to be held at the Library on Wednesday, August 10. To participate, teams of up to three students will read six titles chosen from this year’s Maine Student Book Award winners and compete in a game-show style competition, answering trivia questions about all six books. There will be gold, silver, and bronze medal prizes awarded to the winning teams. Participants can stop by the library to sign up (individually or as part of a team) and borrow copies of the books.



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