In Honor of Roberta Jordan

Roberta at the Heritage Days parade

It is with great sadness that we announce that Assistant Director Roberta Jordan retired on December 16, 2022. Roberta has worked at PFL since 2008. She started in interlibrary loan, then moved to reference, then became the Outreach & Instruction Librarian and Teen Services Coordinator, and finally Assistant Director. She was instrumental in creating services and programs for teens (who can forget the fabulous haunted houses?) and has developed a technology program that includes Book-a-Librarian and outreach to residents of Bath Housing facilities. She is beloved by staff and patrons and will be deeply missed. 

If you would like to make a gift to PFL in honor of Roberta, please click here or mail a check to the Development Office. At Roberta’s request, funds given will be used to replace the ageing floor in the staff breakroom.

We wish Roberta well as she begins her new chapter.  

Radical Generosity

Practice Radical Generosity on GivingTuesday (November 30)

Citizen across the globe are invited to participate in a day of Radical Generosity on November 30, 2021.  What is radical generosity?  It’s the idea that giving is more than charitable, it’s an affirmation of human solidarity.  Consider an act of Radical Generosity towards Patten Free Library: 

  • Make Change For Patten
  • Make a Donation via our secure online donation portal
  • Create a Facebook Fundraiser to support books, programs, Homebound Delivery Service, and community connection.  Facebook will be matching $8,000,000.00 in donations on GivingTuesday! Learn more here.
  • Help us turn Bottles into Books – Donate via “CLYNK To Give”  Sign into your account and donate part or all of your balance to Patten Free Library
  • Visit our pop-up Book Exchange on Giving Tuesday – all extra books will be donated to the library bookstore, operated by Friends of Patten Free Library
  • Explore Volunteer Opportunities
  • Write a letter to your City Councilors or Board of Selectmen to let them know how important the library is for our community.  
  • Shop using AmazonSmile and designate Patten Free Library as your charitable organization of choice. 


Purchase a PFL Sea Bags Tote

Purchase this limited-edition bag to tote your books, beach gear, groceries, personal effects, etc. 15% of the proceeds support Patten Free Library. Learn more here.

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