The Patten Free Library in Bath reopened to the public on Monday, July 27.

Per new library policy, all staff and patrons over the age of 2 must wear a face covering at all times while in the library building and must use hand sanitizer upon entry. Up to 10 patrons at a time will be welcome to come into the library for 30 minutes of browsing or computer activity. There will also be a self-service photocopier available.

The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, with curbside service available between 2-4 p.m. on weekdays. On Saturday, the library will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with no curbside service. Interlibrary loan services have resumed. Virtual services and programming will continue.

The Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room will be open by appointment only during the library’s operating hours. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Jill Piekut Roy at or 207-443-5141 x18.

Maine Street Design Co. is celebrating the reopening of the Patten Free Library with a limited edition Sea Bags tote featuring the library’s likeness. These large totes will include two books
donated by the Patten Free Library and a $5 gift certificate to the library bookstore donated by the Friends of the Patten Free Library. More information can be found at

Questions about Patten Free Library’s reopening can be addressed to Library Director Lesley Dolinger, at or 207-443-5141 x15.

The Patten Free Library serves the communities of Arrowsic, Bath, Georgetown, West Bath and Woolwich.

For more information about programming and services,  visit

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