Local Authors

You published a book! Congratulations!  We are so lucky to live in an area with so many local authors.  If you want us to consider adding your work to our collection, please note the following:


  • All items on our shelves are selected based on our Materials Selection Policy. This means that we cannot add every book, even when donated, to our collection.
  • All materials submitted must be properly bound and professionally published.
  • The Patten Free Library does not typically add self-published books to the collection except in cases of high local interest.
  • Whenever possible, materials will be selected based on review(s) from professional journals, and/or reviews published in local media. Read our Materials Selection Policy.


Donate a copy of your book for our consideration

Request that we purchase your book

Submit an author talk program proposal

Contact the History Room regarding items of historical interest

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