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2014 - 2015

patten free library annual report

More than you’ll ever know

Thank you! What an exciting year we had together at the Library! The Teen Library Council transformed our basement into a Halloween Haunted Insane Asylum, scaring 80 daring visitors and raising over $200 for teen programming. For three weeks during the holiday season our patrons made anonymous donations to pay off $675 in fines and restore borrowing privileges for some of our youth cardholders as part of the first annual Giving Tree event. In May Library supporters headed over to Gelato Fiasco to enjoy a delicious treat served up by Patten Free celebrity scoopers and raised nearly $500 for the Library. We strive to be a hub of intellectual and cultural life in our community. In order to do that, we have to listen to what inspires and intrigues you. Our youth and adult programming reflects these interests with attendance soaring over 10,000 this past year! Recently, when George Mitchell gave a talk on his new book, the community room was standing room only – we had to turn away 20 people at the door! One former Morse High School student drove five hours home from vacation to attend the talk. Events like these remind us of how important our role is. Although the Library is more than just books, we recognize the importance of maintaining a varied selection of items for our patrons to explore. In the last year we added 5,946 new items to our collection in the form of books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks. And our interlibrary loan program connected patrons to over 26,000 items from 188 different libraries throughout the state. We couldn’t do any of this without the support, generosity, and curiosity of you, our donors and patrons. Together we raised a little over $76,000 for the annual fund for our 2014-2015 fiscal year and thousands more through individual fundraising events. Because of you, we are able to continue to grow and meet the needs of our community. Thank you for being our inspiration and for making the Patten Free your Library.

Lesley Dolinger Director

Mary Ellen Kazimer President, Board of Trustees

It is our mission to transform lives, inspire lifelong learning, preserve local history, and build community through joyful, creative exploration and dialogue.

Board of Trustees

Twelve members of the Board are elected from the Board of Corporators and represent all municipalities served by Patten Free Library: the City of Bath and the Towns of Arrowsic, Georgetown, West Bath, and Woolwich. Officers Mary Ellen Kazimer, President Julia DeBery, Treasurer Polly Goldman, Vice President Julie Rice, Secretary Trustees Stephen August Louis Ensel Ruth Lawson-Stopps David Barber Spencer E. Gray, Jr. Mary Swain Barbara Boyce Catherine Jacobs Juanita Wilson-Hennessey Megan Fuller, RSU1 Representative Susan Bauer, City of Bath Representative Sukey Heard, Arrowsic Town Representative


Director Lesley Dolinger Adult & Lending Services Leslie Mortimer, Department Head Pamela Barry Debbie Burleson Laurel Cox Beverly Gilbert Kathryn McCoig Linda Millert Johnna Stanton Mary Ellen Wilson Krista Woodbridge Bookkeeper Josephina Gasca

Children’s Services Carol McFadden, Department Head Paula Price Ashley Smith Development Samantha Ricker Outreach & Instruction Roberta Jordan History & Genealogy Room Robin Haynes, Department Head Peter Goodwin Technical Services Adam Bohanan, Department Head Carrie Hawks

Corporators These elected members represent the Library to the community in a positive and active way, with the potential to become Trustees. Robert Allen Bruce Goodwin Jennifer Oddleifson Rev. Michael Ambler Sally A. Gray Aaron Park Jean Anthony Spencer E. Gray, Jr. Joyce Pye Stephen August Camilla Healey William Racine David Barber Roger Heard Wendy Reed Rev. John Beaven Linda Hoch Julie Rice Bonnie Beck Susan Hummer Sheryl Ritchie Susan Beegel Catherine Jacobs Henry Simpson Storrs Bigelow Marie James Stephen Singer M. L. Blanchard Grace Jones Caelie Smith Scott Boak Paul Kalkstein Rosemarie Spalding Barbara Boyce Peggy Kapisovsky Judy Stallworth Steve Brackett Mary Ellen Kazimer Margie Sunderland Louise Bryant Francis King Mary Swain Laura Lee Chadwick Mary King Ken Textor Juliana Cliffe William F. King, Jr. Jeffrey Thompson Lloyd F. Coombs Sam Lambert Judy Tilson Karren Cowing Ruth Lawson-Stopps Jim Tolan Catherine Cyrus Shirley Lewis Margaret Totten Sally Davis Janine Lipfert Joanna Van Orden Julia DeBery John Limpert, Jr. Brian Verville Evelyn W. Desmond John Marsh, Jr. Danielle Wagenhauser Judith Dillon Vanessa Mayer Sandra Weiss Leona Dufour Russell Maylone Howard Whitcomb Fotini Eberhard Arthur Mayo, III Gene Wiemers Margaret Edwards Elizabeth McCurdy Hans van Willigen Beverly Emero Helene McGlauflin Lawrence Wilson Louis Ensel Avery Hunt Meyers Juanita WilsonDavid Fluharty David Miller Hennessey Andrea Galuza Gene Moll Linda Wood R. Allen Gaul Maria Morris Kathryn Young Lynne Gilliam Jane Morse Gwen Zaborowski Polly Goldman Leonard Mulligan John Zittel

John Patten Society Generosity has been the hallmark of Bath area citizens for generations. The John Patten Society is the latest embodiment of that spirit. Created by the Board of Trustees in 2003, it honors individuals who have shown exemplary leadership by contributing to the Library’s Endowment Fund. Gifts that qualify an individual for membership include a donation of $5,000 or more, designating the Library in one’s will, or including the Patten Free Library in planned giving. Through such gifts or bequests, each Society member follows the visionary legacy of Capt. John Patten who laid the groundwork for what is today’s Patten Free Library. Susan Beegel William & Louise* Bellows Crispin* & Nancy Connery Daniel R. Donovan* Catherine Dupuis-Tait Irene & Steve Gardner Sally & Terry Gray Mr. & Mrs. Spencer E. Gray, Jr. Mary N. Guild* Roger & Sukey Heard Linda & Ted Hoch Marnie & Paul Kalkstein James M.* & Lavina S.* Kemp Barbara R. King* K. Jane & Herb* Kresser Susan & Daniel Levey Arthur & Martha Mayo Beryl* & Ken* McPherson Annie & David Miller JohnH.* & Jean L.* Morris James A. Peavey

Suzette Perkins Richard & Constance Porter Joyce Pye James L. Rice* Edwin S. Rich Charles* & Shirley Richelieu James & Michelle Rines Charles W.* & Bertha I.* Spear Martha E. Steen Ken & Melissa Textor Elena D. Vandervoort Sandra & David Weiss Andrew & Katie Winglass In Memory of Miriam Woodruff*


Friends of the PFL raised over $40,000 from events such as the Annual Heritage Days Book Sale.

The Children’s Room’s Happy Diffendoofer Day brought young readers together to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Our expert staff helped with 10,501 reference questions and processed 112,742 circulation transactions.

Bestselling novelist, and Maine resident, Lily King spoke at the Friends of the PFL’s annual meeting.

Donors helped raise $1100 to install a vibrant new garden designed by Landcrafters Landscaping.

Children’s programs like our Paws for Reading and the Girls Book Club had 6,128 attendees.

We added 5,946 new books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks to our collection.

The kick-off to our 11th Annual Town History Series focused on ancient Native American artifacts found in Georgetown.

The Teen Library Council’s Haunted House fundraiser was just one of dozens of young adult programs.

Patrons borrow 26,114 Interlibrary Loan items from 188 libraries throughout Maine.


Adult Programming Bohemian Rose History Room Friends of the PFL Cafe Cremé Anonymous (1) Robert & Roberta Jordan Closet to Closet Bath Historical Society KM Robbins Construction Domino’s Pizza Patricia Bonner Mary Ellen Kazimer Dot’s Ice Cream Susan Beegel Alistair Keith-Hardy Dunkin Donuts (Bath) Georgetown Historical Linda Lawson Friends of the PFL Society Robert Lobis Frosty’s Donuts Muriel Hendrix Susan Lubner Island Treasure Toys Richard Hulbert Helene McGlauflin J’Adore Consigment Rie Larson Sharon Drake Real Estate Mae’s Cafe Ruth Mitchell Stinson Avery Lawson- Mario’s Pizza Frank & Judith Moriarty Stopps Mary Jo & Karl Steiner Paula Price Brad Terry Mustard Seed Bookstore Raymond James & Assoc. Annette Vance Dorey Now You’re Cooking Eugene Reynolds Pam & Mike Wischkaem- Olympia Sports Karen Richard per Orange Leaf Wayne Robbins Pamela’s World Barry Rodrigue Annual Dinner Pitter Patter Sagadahoc Preservation Beale Street BBQ Pizza Hut (Brunswick) Inc. Susan Beegel Sea Dogs Summer Read- Donald Spear Bert’s Oil Service ing Walmart Foundation Best Thai II Shaw’s (Bath) Paul I. Wren Family Betsy’s Hair Salon & Spa Stable on Front Barbara Boyce Starlight Cafe John Cakouros Book Fund Cahill Tire, Inc. The Cabin Restaurant Garrott Katherine Chiu Larry & Katherine Totten Dawn Karen True Winslow Georgetown Pottery Witch Spring Hill Ice Polly Goldman Cream Matching Gifts Spencer E. Gray, Jr. Yankee Lanes IBM Sarah Greenier General Electric Marnie Hackenberg Community Garden Hawkes Farm Stephen & Marcia August Oracle Corporation Sukey Heard Christine Bowker Henry & Marty Barbara & Steven Boyce Periodicals Bath Animal Hospital John Jones Catherine Cyrus Savings Institution Mary Ellen Kazimer Debora & Robert Dixon Bath Susan Beegel Main Street Bath David Fay Construction Maine Maritime Museum Martin & Olivia Glaubitz Frohmiller & Lynne Gilliam Mustard Seed Books Polly & David Goldman Dana Roger & Sukey Heard Now You’re Cooking Terry & Sally Gray Now You’re Cooking Obsession Charters Ken & Suzy Gregg Rogers Ace Hardware PFBF CPAs Rebecca Hagan Shelter Institute Richard & Shelley Hanna L. Manlius Sargent Skillins Greenhouse Roger & Sukey Heard Saturday Club Elaine Reed Marie & John James Jimmy Reed Donald & Ellen Kornrumpf Access Health Armentrout Select Realty The Cabin Restaurant John & Anne Marsh PFL Board of Trustees Tom Edwards James A. Peavey Bath Savings Institution Bath Area YMCA Phil & Bev Reynolds Howard & Susan Bonis Skillins Greenhouse First Federal Savings Children’s & Young Adult Gerald & Carol Stergio Programming John & Margie Sunder- Friends of the PFL Frohmiller Construction Amato’s land Just Framing Bath Area YMCA Mid Coast Hospital Bath Garden Club Endowment Midcoast Orthodonics Bath Natural Market James & Lavina Kemp Now You’re Cooking Bath Print Shop Reed & Reed Bath Rotary Club General Operating Henry & Victoria Simpson Bath Trolley Anonymous (1) Mr. & Mrs. John Zittel Susan Beegel Friends of the PFL Betsy’s Salon & Spa

Annual Fund

L. Manlius Sargent Rogers Ace Hardware Joseph Seigh Bill Savedoff & Amy Smith Major Benefactor Dugan & Lynn Shipway Don & Hope Seeley ($1,000 & Above) John & Margie Mae & Gene Sprouse, Anonymous (2) Sunderland In Memory of Cynthia White David & Nancy Barber David & Sandra Weiss Mary & Ray Swain Susan Beegel Fran & Gwen Zaborowski, Thorne Family Jeremy & Quinn Blaiklock In Memory of Edna White Francie & Jim Tolan Gregory Gensheimer Polly & David Goldman Sponsor Sustainer Terry & Sally Gray ($250-$499) ($100-$249) Roger & Sukey Heard Anonymous (3) Anonymous (1) Julia Kahrl Bath Savings Institution Mike & Sally Adair Mary Ellen Kazimer & Barbara & Stephen Boyce Eric & Polly Anderson Andy Barber Barbara & J. Collins Pat & Andy Andrews Patrick & Edna McTeague Julia DeBery & Brent Bartlett Design John Morris, Perow Jane & Roderic Beaulieu In Memory of Jean Morris Frank & Judy Dillon John & Margaret Beaven James & Michelle Rines Lesley Dolinger Bonnie Beck David I. J. Wang Gordon Dunsmore Lori Benson & Ken Linda & Dan Wood Betty & Launy Fitzjarrald Borgendale John & Sheila Zittel Anne & Walter Gamble Robert & Carol Bernier Cory Gardiner & Terry Storrs & Suzanne Bigelow Benefactor Kungel H.M. & M.L. Blanchard ($500-$999) Sara T. Graves Howard & Susan Bonis Stephen & Marcia August Lynne & Harold Handler Mike & Alison Bonney William Bellows Elizabeth Hilpman Frances Morse Bowen Catherine Cyrus & Bill Randy Howell & Peg Wendy & Walter Briggs Clark Duhamel Daniel & Marie Feder Foundation Marie & John James Burchstead First Federal Savings & Peggy Kapisovsky & Mark Jeremy Burden, DDS Loan Farrow Rick & Juliana Cliffe William & Charlinda Gray Peter & Jody Larkin Anne Clifford James Haddock Richard & Shirley Lewis Nancy Coffin, Bill & Sally Haggett Carolyn Lockwood In Memory of Edna White Anne & Steve Hammond Robert & Connie Loring & Louise Conant Ted & Linda Hoch McChesney John & Jane Conover Colby & Mary K. Kavanagh Linda & Greg Millert Lloyd & Collette Coombs K. Jane Kresser Now You’re Cooking Margaret Leitch Copeland Russell Maylone & Sandra Dill & Kitty Paiste, Karren & Don Cowing Whiteley In Honor of Jane, John & CR & Marla Davis Arthur & Martha Mayo Betsey Morse Scott & Sally Davis Judy & George Metcalf Eugene Reynolds Loraine Deleon Annie & David Miller Shirley Richelieu, Jim & Sally DeMartini Jane P. Morse In Memory of Charles Evelyn Desmond Thomas & Julie Rice Richelieu Elizabeth Dickson

June & David Dorion Teresa & Joe Dowd Jim & Joan Drake Peter & Susan Dublin Leona & George Dufour Charles Durfee & Jennifer Oddleifson Tom & Maggie Edwards Mari & Daniel Eosco Josephine Ewing David Fay, In Honor of Colin Fay

Martha Fehsenfeld Kay & Graham Finney First Federal Savings Thomas Fisher III,

In Memory of Cynthia White

Sue E. Fitzgerald Lewis & Jean Frank A. Myrick Freeman Michele Gaillard & Michael Kreindler Andrea & Jeff Galuza Nancy & Larry Garside Susan George Dana & Lynne Gilliam Bill & Sandy Gilson Bruce Goodwin & Katherine Ewing Peter Goodwin & Danielle Westcott Homer J. Grace Bob & Kathy Gravino Spencer & Elizabeth Gray Chris & Maria Grill David & Gretchen Guise Matthew & Amina Hanna Lois A. Hart Sarah S. Harvey Camilla Glynn Healey Candice J. Hernandez David G. Hughes Elizabeth & Thomas Hughes Susan & Jim Hummer Nathaniel & Polly Hyde Hyde School Ruth Innes

Catherine & Jeff Jacobs Steven & Paula Jacunski Linda & Jim James David & Ellen Japikse,

Allen L. Miller John & Betsey Morse Kim Mueser & Susan McGurk In Memory of Edna White Leonard Mulligan Sandra Johnson & Al Franklin & Linda Newton Cerutti, Bronda & Alfred Niese In Memory of Michael Grill Susan & Peter North Grace Jones Robert B. Page Sam Jones & Rebecca Pastel Painters of Maine Halbrook James A. Peavey Robert & Roberta Jordan Andrew & Kim Perry Frances Y. Kakos Keith & Kathleen Perry Peter & Nancy Kaye Robert & Gene Proctor Janet Kehl Margaret G. Quadrino Rob & Amy Kerr Nancy Rabasca Evelyn King Rawson Family Mary King Gordon & Wendy Reed William F. King Edwin Rich Constance Kniffin & John Bill & Mary Earl Rogers Lemon George & Shirley Roth Bishop Chilton & Dr. Merritt Sargent, Michael Knudsen In Memory of Barbara Donald & Ellen Sargent Kornrumpf Philip & Patricia Shannon Linda Lawson Henry & Victoria Simpson Ruth & Don LawsonStephen & Marina Singer Stopps Ann & Henry Sklar Judy & Steven Lipetz Charles & Jill Small Nathan & Janine Lipfert Derek & Caelie Smith, Robert Lobis & Judy In Memory of Ken & Beryl Wolfe McPherson Mae’s Café Joan M. Smith Richard & Mary Jo Adam Sonnenschein Maguire Frances L. Soverel, Mark & Jessica Mahnke In Memory of Sue Blood Darcy Marentette Diana Staring & Lawrence Marcia Marks Hobel John & Anne Marsh Skip & Lucy Stinson Robert & Amy Masciola Barry Sturgeon Vanessa & Andrew Mayer Stephen & Linda Thayer, Richard & Pamela Mayo In Honor of Noah Badham Dana & Elizabeth Thayer McCurdy Bethany Thomas Helene & Bruce Anne & Jack Thompson McGlauflin Katherine & William Ralph & Florence Merry Thompson, Avery Hunt Meyers In Memory of Cynthia White

Roger & Margaret Tillotson Joanna Torow Larry & Katherine Totten Richard & Margaret Totten John Van Orden Hans & Rika van Willigen Elena D. Vandervoort Frank & Claire Vigneau Betsy Frost Warren-Davis Kathryn Wetzel Young Katherine & Mark Wheeler Gene Wiemers & Nancy Jennings Stephen Williams David & Olivia Williamson Erin Wilson Larry & Betty Wilson Stephen & Joyce Wilson Juanita WilsonHennessey James B. Young Contributor (Up to $99) Anonymous (9) Martha Adams Helen Allisot,

In Memory of Diana Barter

Jean M. Anthony Robert & Candice Barker,

In Memory of Cynthia White

Tom & Judy Barrington Roland & Irene Barter Michael & Nancy Basofin, In Honor of Lesley Dolinger

Bath Area Food Bank,

In Memory of Ernesto Silva

Bath Regional Tech,

In Memory of Ernesto Silva

Carrie Bell-Hoerth Erma Berry Lynn C. Beutell Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Bisson William & Noreen Blaiklock

Howard Bliss,

Peggy Flynn

Kate & Scott Boak Steve & Kimberly Brackett Carol M. Briggs George & Ellen Browning Louise Bryant Paul Burgess & Polly Moutevelis-Burgess Susan & Franklin Burroughs Karen Bussey Edward & Claudia Campbell Rosemary Campbell June & Stuart Carlisle Laura Lee Chadwick John & Peggy Chapman Nancy Jean Coffin Marsha Conover Tessie Crain,

Bill & Karen Gallagher Josephina Gasca R. Allen & Barbara Lee Gaul Jim & Susan Gillies Mary Graham,

In Memory of Ernesto Silva Anne Fowler

In Memory of Edna White

Jenny Gray Jenn & Doug Gray Sean Grey Aldisa & John Gunnell Marnie Hackenberg Richard & Shelley Hanna Joan & Douglas Hardy Rex & Lila Harrison Barbara Hart Brian & Ginny Hatch Vera Herath,

In Memory of John Cakouros In Memory of Cynthia White Jillian & Rodger Herrigel

Deborah Crawford Daniel Cullen,

John & Sheila Hewitt Dick & Meryl Hill In Memory of John Cakouros Joanne & Stephen Constance Cummings Hollenbeck Charon Curtis Bill & Sally Howell Stewart Day Dahlov Ipcar Sue & Peter Day Sally L. Jackson Adair Delamater Kennon & Sabra Jayne George & Lois Dole Eldie Johnston Barbara Dolinger, Joanna & Griffith Jones In Honor of Lesley Dolinger Marion Jones, Paula R. Dooley In Memory of William Jones John & Linda Dranchak Mildred Goss Jones Paul Dumdey Madeline Joyce, Roger S. Duncan In Memory of Ernesto Silva John & Abby Dunlap Alfred K. Jung Robert & Fotini Eberhard Natalie Kempner Jean Eberle Elizabeth King Steven & Joyce Eliopoulos Jeffrey King Beverly Emero Charlotte Kirkpatrick Lou Ensel & Jennifer Ruth B. Knight DeChant Frank & Dalene Lackaff Eddye Eubanks Elizabeth Lee Cindy & Mike Fahay Sarge & Jane Legard Alfred Fick Jack & Maggie Leonard Capt. & Mrs. Don Fiske Janice Levitt

John Limpert, Jr. Robert & Judy Linville,

In Honor of Liv, Gaffney & Fletcher McDonough

Debbie Locke Susan Lubner Henry & Carol Lukas Erik Lund Eileen MacAdam Diane Marchetti Thomas & Ellen Masucci Tom & Sheila McCandless McElman, Inc. Gretchen McNamara Antoinette Mercadante M.E. Merser J. Philip Miller & Courtnay Malcolm Richard Moister, In Memory of Cynthia White

Gene S. Moll Eric Monberg Robert Mosher,

In Memory of John Cakouros & Joan Mosher

Bonnie Nelson,

In Honor of Emily Nelson

Terry Nordmann & Barbara Reinertsen Elizabeth Oliver Thomas O’Loughlin, In Memory of Cynthia White

Anne & G.M. Page,

Sharon Steele

Avanel Payne Dan Peterman Laura Phelps Frances B. Pinney,

George & Dottie Swanson Anita Sweet Ken & Melissa Textor Audrey Tinkham John & Cathie Todd Seymour Toll Joanna Van Orden Sarah Volkert John W. Vorhees Dulcianne & Whit Vye Alan & Elizabeth Walton,

In Memory of Frances Perry Mary Jo & Karl Steiner

In Memory of Edward St. John Nealley

Carl & Lil Pinson Joyce M. Pye,

In Memory of John Cakouros

Carol Proctor Bill & Diane Racine Henry & Monica Recknagel Dick & Marion Redlon Barbara Richards Jason & Sheryl Ritchie Linda Robert Judith Rosner Carole Rouillard Mary Anne Schneider Bruce Schwab Carl & Faith Scovel Nicholas Sewall Louise Sharp Linda Skernick & Yves A. Feder Dianne & Mark Smith Ruby Smith Judith Stafford, David Cowing, Jay & Jillian Testa

In Memory of John Cakouros

Linda Warner Thom Watson Marilyn & Fred Weinberg Joe & Lois Welsh Howard Whitcomb & Ann Merrill Arthur White Brian Whiter Linda A. Williams Pamela & Michael Wischkaemper Amos & Monica Wright Sara Wright Kathy Yates Cheryl A. Young Albert & Judy Zabin Carl Zeis

“...the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.” ― Carl Sagan

Friends of Patten Free Library Friends of Patten Free Library are concerned citizens who understand the importance of advocacy and support for the excellence of their library. This year Friends came from over 170 households in our community and beyond. Together this volunteer organization raised over $40,000 for PFL. This was raised from hard work at the Annual Heritage Days Book Sale, the Children’s Book Sale held during the National Children’s Book Week, a Holiday raffle, and the library bookstore, which experienced the best year since the Friends opened it down the hill from the Patten Free Library in 2007. Some of the Friends’ funds went to the Teen Writing Contest, Children’s programs, Saturday Club sponsorship, and a Memorial Book Fund in the name of a wonderful active member of the Friends. Come see the library bookstore at 194 Front Street in Bath from Monday- Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. At the bookstore you can donate books, find gently used books, CD’s, puzzles and enjoy a great relaxing place to browse. The Friends donates books to other organizations such as the Salvation Army, and the Bath Food Bank for their children’s Book Cart. The Friends’ Annual Meeting is Monday October 5th at 7 pm and is open to the public. Renowned author with Midcoast Maine roots, Sigrid MacRae, will be the speaker about her book A WORLD ELSEWHERE – An American Woman in Wartime Germany, published 2014. Friends’ news is updated on Julie Rice President of Friends of Patten Free Library

Facts and Figures 68,420 ........................Adult Materials Circulated 5,273...........................Young Adult Materials Circulated 39,043.........................Children’s Materials Circulated 10,501.........................Reference Transactions 26,114.........................InterLibrary Loans 22,633.........................Adult Public Computer Users 2,386...........................Children’s Public Computer Users 2,445...........................Adult Program Attendance 1,559...........................Young Adult Program Attendance 6,128...........................Children’s Program Attendance 169,406.......................Patron Visits 872..............................New Library Cards 6,942...........................Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks Circulated 1,753...........................Patrons Using Downloadable Services

Grants Community Health Information Partnership (CHIP) Grant - $400 Health, nutrition, and wellness books for children Maine Humanities Council - $870 Discovering Great Artists eight-week program for children Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust Grant - $3,500 Books, DVDs, audiobooks, iPads, and online subscriptions for young adults


Patten Free Library Financials 42% Endowment & Trust 34% Municipal Contributions 14% Fundraising 6% Friends of PFL 3% Fines & Fees 1% Other Income


65% Personnel 15% Building Maintenance, Utilities, Insurance 9% Collections & Programming 7% Technology 4% Other Operating Revenue

Endowment & Trust Income Municipal Contributions Fundraising Friends of PFL Fines & Fees Other Income Total Income

$300,295 $239,158 $99,146 $42,795 $19,470 $9,044 $709,908

Operating Expenditures Personnel $459,772 Building Maintenance, Utilities, Insurance $105,529 Collections & Programming $61,977 Technology $47,624 Other $31,961 Total Expenses $706,863 Net Operations $3,045. This amount goes into a Capital Reserve Account.

33 Summer Street Bath, Maine 04530


2014-15 Patten Free Library Annual Report  

Here is our Library's Annual Report!

2014-15 Patten Free Library Annual Report  

Here is our Library's Annual Report!