Thank you to all our tremendous VOLUNTEERS who made our Heritage Days Book Sale so successful! We could not have done it without so many, including the Navy crew of the USS Hudnor, members of the Bath Sunrise Rotary and countless other faithful volunteers who strongly support the Friends’ efforts to support the Patten Free Library!
And a HUUUGEE THANK YOU to our extraordinary coordinator of the event – Marcia August! She ran the event with such precise organization!
And thank you to all for coming to shop, and to support the Friends and in turn, the Patten Free Library!
Updates will be posted at a later date! Thank YOU!
Next Friends’ meeting – Tuesday August 28th at 4 pm in the upstairs Board room
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!
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:
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
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.
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!