About the Friends

The Friends of the Patten Free Library provide significant financial support to the PFL – a total of nearly $500,000 over the past 18 years. This support comes primarily from the library bookstore and from the sale of donated books. All proceeds support library operations and activities. In 2020-2021 the Friends raised $30,464 for the Library. View additional annual reports to see the Friend’s contributions in years past.


The purpose of the Friends is to:

  • Promote the resources and services of the Library
  • Sponsor programs of general interest
  • Generate financial support for the Library

The Friends’ activities include:

  • Managing and staffing the library bookstore
  • Organizing and running the Annual Heritage Days Book Sale and the Children’s Book Sale
  • Planning additional fund raising efforts, programs, and social events
  • Supporting Library programs, including the Annual Writing Contest and Starry Night

We welcome new members.  Please Join Us!

Pick up a membership form at the Library, the library bookstore, or print it here. Return the completed form with your tax deductible dues ($15 for individual, $20 for family) by dropping it off at the Library or by mailing it to The Friends of PFL, 33 Summer St., Bath, ME 04530. For further information please contact President Marcia August.