We are opening the book drops beginning Monday, May 18, the first step in a phased re-opening process. The book drops will be unlocked for returns from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Please return Patten Free Library items ONLY! For the health and safety of our community, the Library will remain closed while we work out the next phases of the re-opening plan. No fines will accrue during the returns phase; please stagger your returns and DO NOT leave any materials outside the book drop if it is locked. Thanks for your cooperation!