Scooping for Community!

Visit Gelato Fiasco on May 23, anytime from 11am to 11pm, and they will donate 50% of all purchases by our supporters back to our organization. Just let them know you support PFL when you make your purchase!
Gelato dishes, coffee, tea, waffle cones, Create-a-Pints, and Mystery Pints are eligible. Gifts, cookies, tax, gift cards, coffee beans, The Fiasco, freezer pints, and online orders are not.



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. 


Support PFL

Your support this year has helped us serve our community during an unsettled time.  We have been able to boost our WiFi signal and expand our outdoor seating.  We’ve engaged a batch of budding bakers with our virtual Edible Book contest. With a grant from the McKeen Center for the Common Good, we’re able to launch a Homebound Delivery service.  Your support will help us to maintain and expand the program.  Our Town History Series broke attendance records and our History Room programming has allowed us to connect with former neighbors living in distant states. Our Poetry Walk celebrating National Poetry Month was widely appreciated by community members. Our computer access and in-person support remains as popular as ever. Youth have been able to participate in story times, art lessons, nature experiments, take-home STEM and craft kits, and so much more. We have been able to create new connection opportunities because of your financial commitment to our mission. Will you help us with a gift today so that we may continue to innovate and serve our community? Learn more here about how you can help!



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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