PATTEN FREE LIBRARY in Bath displays a selection of books that patrons can “adopt” to support the library’s annual fund.

PATTEN FREE LIBRARY in Bath displays a selection of books that patrons can “adopt” to support the library’s annual fund.

BATH — The Patten Free Library recently announced the return of its Adopt-a-Book program.

To take part, select a book title, fill out the brief form and present the items at the desk with $20 cash or check.

When a book has been adopted, it then may be borrowed for the first time. A bookplate with your inscription will be created for future readers of the book to see.

Funds raised through the program are counted as contributions toward the library’s annual fund; this year’s goal is $70,000.

The Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.


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