About Us

About the Library:

The Patterson Library is a vital part of our community serving over 70,000 visitors per year. We offer a diverse collection of over 25,000 items on our shelves including reference materials, fiction & non fiction books for adults & children, public computers, a children’s room, an extensive DVD & music CD collection and many cost saving online subscription services. In addition we offer a wide array of adult and children’s programs covering everything from Story Times, to presentations on cooking and computers to finance, local history, travel and recreation and so much more. These are just a few of the wonderful services the Patterson Library provides for our patrons and community.

The Patterson Library is easily accessible and has ample parking.

You may order, renew and reserve materials in person, by phone or from this website. Your requested materials are delivered to the Patterson Library – from public and academic libraries throughout the region – often in just a day or two. We will call or email you when your materials arrive.

The book and media drops on the side of the library entrance are open 24 hours a day for your convenience. You may also return items at the satellite drop at the Putnam Lake Market on Fairfield Drive in Putnam Lake.

Public computers and high-speed Internet access are available in the library for your use. For homework and research help, our reference staff can assist you with your information needs in person, by phone, via e-mail or fax.

Check the Patterson Library newsletter or our Events Calendar for a schedule of Story Times, Adult Programs, Board of Trustee Meetings and other programs and events for children and families.

The mission of the Patterson Library is to provide reference services and programs to promote informed citizenship and life-long learning. The Library is committed to meeting the personal and professional needs of the community’s residents.

The library serves all residents of Putnam and Dutchess Counties, and library cards are issued upon proof of residency. Stop in to get your card today!

Board of Trustees:

The Patterson Library is a non-profit organization serving the Town of Patterson under the NYS Education Department. The Patterson Library Board of Trustees is looking for Patterson residents to become new members. Men and women of all ages are encouraged to join the board as it expands the Patterson Library facility and services to meet the growing needs of our community.

Trustees attend regular meetings, usually held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the library, plus additional committee meetings. Prior library knowledge is not necessary, but experience in law, finance, fundraising or other non-profit organizations is very helpful. The regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to the public.

Interested individuals may call the library at 878-6121 for an application, download it or pick one up at the Patterson Library on Route 311.


Trustee Information and Application

Current Board of Trustees:
President – Donald Ferraro
Vice President – Pat Rock
Treasurer – Ruth McGoldrick
Secretary – Judy Ferraro
Members: Patricia Atkinson (Past President), Rebecca Cutrera, George M. Disbrow, Marna Howarth, Denise Montana, Karen Powers


Stephanie Harrison

Annual Reports

Read our 2017 Annual Report
Read our 2016 Annual Report
Read our 2015 Annual Report
Read our 2014 Annual Report
Read our 2013 Annual Report
Read our 2012 Annual Report
Read our 2010 Annual Report


Patron Code of Conduct
Program Policy
Computer Use Policy
Library Access for Minors Policy
Borrowing Policy


Application for Employment
Volunteer Application