"Walking through Patterson Library's doors and inhaling that welcoming aroma of wood, marble and books fills me with nostalgia. As a girl, sitting on the floor among the stacks, perusing book after book, I had no idea that the Patterson would continue as such an important part of my life. Today, I financially am able to help our library maintain its excellent collection, support ongoing programs and develop new opportunities. I am proud to be a Patterson Society contributor to such an important community treasure."
Joan Caruso
President, Board of Trustees

WHO CAN JOIN?

The Patterson Society offers an inclusive amount of tiers for membership. Individuals, families, and businesses are encouraged to join. The membership form to join the Patterson Society is attached below.

WHO WE ARE

From 1896 to present, the Patterson Library has faithfully provided the community of Westfield and its surrounding areas with outstanding collections, programming for all ages, various types of exhibitions, state-of-the-art technology, library staff and a magnificent facility.

The Patterson Society was created in 1990 to support the Patterson Library in its quest to meet the informational needs of its community of users. The Patterson Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the interests and welfare of the Patterson Library as a cultural and educational asset. To accomplish this mission, the Patterson Society donates and raises funds for purchasing library materials and sponsoring programming.

 

WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?

The Patterson Library is an association library, which means that, as an institution, it does not directly collect taxes from the public. Both the town and village of Westfield graciously give us funds that make up just under a third of our budget. The second third is funded through our endowment and capital funds for building upkeep. The final third comes from grants, gifts and donations. This is where the Patterson Society comes in to continue the legacy of Hannah Patterson’s vision of Westfield having a library of beauty and excellence.


You're invited to join us!

  • 25-100 free copies from the library’s photocopier/printer
  • Admission to the pre-sale of the annual used book sale.
  • Invitation to all social and fundraising events sponsored by the Patterson Society.
  • The satisfaction of contributing to the longevity of this prized institution.
 


Tiers of Support

SUPPORTER
Donations $25
Benefit: 25 free copies

BENEFACTOR
Donations $50+
Benefit: 50 free copies

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
Donations $100+
Benefit: 50 free copies & 1 major event ticket

TRUSTEE’S CIRCLE
Donations $200+
Benefit: 50 free copies & 2 major event tickets

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE
Donations $2,000+
Benefit: 100 free copies & 2 major event tickets

PITTER-PATTERSON SOCIETY
Exclusively for ages 1-17, $10 Annually
Benefit: Supports youth materials & programs

Patterson Society Fact Sheet (PDF File)
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