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Seashells, Birds and Books

It may fool you from the outside ("just another old building") but step inside and prepare to be... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Upstate NY
Excellent library!

You can borrow movies and books. Friendly staff, with a beautiful gallery and kids area. Very quiet... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Westfield, New York
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The Patterson Library opened its doors on August 1, 1908. More than 100 years later, the building has maintained its grand architecture while providing 21st century opportunities for the community of Westfield. Also in the building, an art gallery...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
40 S Portage St, Westfield, NY 14787-1496
+1 716-326-2154
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The Patterson Library is the crown jewel of Westfield, New York! It is an amazing entity for a village the size of Westfield. It provides the surrounding area with a wealth of books on every topic as well as offers in depth computer access and...More

1  Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

It may fool you from the outside ("just another old building") but step inside and prepare to be amazed. A seashell collection like nothing you've ever seen, displays of stuffed birds (including a passenger pigeon), World War I posters and more await you. And, oh...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

What a wonderful place. We thought is was a converted bank, but learned it was built as a library. Very large, has an addition and lower lever full of exhibits including rare birds. Reading areas for adults and children. Worth a visit!

Thank dborling
Reviewed 26 June 2018

You can borrow movies and books. Friendly staff, with a beautiful gallery and kids area. Very quiet and relaxing!

Thank _owenreyda1
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The architecture of this library is truly worth stopping in to see. It is one of the finest in the county. Lots of history here and built by the Patterson family. Westfield is lucky to have this historic structure. An art gallery is in the...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have loved this library since I was a child. It reminds me of Jefferson's Monticello. This architectural beauty is exquisite and a lovely place to visit

1  Thank liblady7
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We come here fairly frequently for a variety of services. We've taken out books, videos and purchased used books. However we come mostly for the gallery which shows local artists and special programs. This past year we have taken art courses on drawing, painting, and...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I've been coming here every summer for almost my entire life. My children have gone through the summer reading program here. I always find something I want to read and love the art exhibits in the Octagonal Gallery. The staff is great, the decor beautiful....More

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My wife and I love to visit libraries as we travel the world. We find library employees to be friendly and helpful no matter the country. They appear to enjoy assisting visitors who are looking to improve their minds. We were so pleasantly surprised at...More

1  Thank Kanbaatar
Reviewed 15 June 2017

First off, this place is beautiful. Sitting across from a mansion and a large park, Patterson is the picture of old world beauty. This library is also so convenient. While living in Westfield, I never had a computer or internet access, and as a teenager...More

1  Thank Caitlin C
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Of course its quiet. But it has more then just books, There's a whole lower level for children' with costumes, and toys, computers, a craft room, and more. Great for children of all ages.

1  Thank Joan A
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