News & Events

 

Next Friends’ meeting – Tuesday May 15th at 4 pm in the upstairs Board room

Agenda items include:

*recap of our recent Children’s Book Sale

*more details of the upcoming Heritage Days Book Sale – soon we will have the opportunity to sign up for volunteer slots online – watch the PFL eNEWS!

*hear update on our wonderful library bookstore

*we are always open to new ideas!

COME AND JOIN US – you will know some of the faces who attend regularly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for our Volunteers and Community Support! We had a successful  Children’s Book Sale during National Children’s Book Week!

Lots of Books are now in new hands and homes!

Children’s Book Sale to Celebrate National Children’s Book Week!

 

PHOTOS OF OUR ANNUAL MEETING ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 12th:

 

Bowdoin alumnus and New York Times bestselling author  RINKER BUCK joined us and shared details of writing about his epic journey along the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon with his brother (THE OREGON TRAIL: A NEW AMERICAN JOURNEY).  He was both entertaining and interesting with his telling about his travel by covered wagon and 3 mules along the Oregon Trail!

Books were available for sale by Mustard Seed Book Store at the event,  and many books were sold and autographed by author!

Here are some photos of his visit:

 

Rinker Buck introduction of his book – so showing map of the Oregon Trail!

 

Julie from Mustard Seed Book Store selling Rinker’s books and Rinker signing- many were sold that evening!

Author Rinker Buck

 

THE OREGON TRAIL
Author RINKER BUCK

Much personal time with Author Rinker Buck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good to keep this link on our site, so this NPR link is still available:  http://www.npr.org/2015/06/28/418211092/2-brothers-and-a-team-of-mules-tackle-the-historic-oregon-trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU!!!! 

The Friends of Patten Free Library thank the many volunteers who helped make the 2017 Heritage Days Book Sale a success for the Library and the entire community.

 

Together we recycled thousands of books and raised $13,400 to benefit the Patten Free Library.

Finding lots of great books at the 2017 Heritage Days Book Sale!

A special shout out goes to three community groups who helped make the event happen:

*****Jason Darling’s Morse High School Football team summer weightlifters*****

*****five USS Thomas Hudner Navy Sailors*****

*****The Sunrise Rotary Club of Bath*****

 

 

THANK YOU ALL! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!