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More than you’ll ever know

Patten Free Library transforms lives, inspires lifelong learning, preserves local history, and builds community through joyful, creative exploration and dialogue.

Board of Trustees President: Stephen August Vice-President: Mary Ellen Kazimer Treasurer: Julia DeBery Secretary: Allison Hepler Susan Bauer City of Bath Council Representative Anita Brown RSU 1 Representative

Juliana Cliffe Richard Donaldson Georgetown Town Representative Spencer E. Gray, Jr. Paul Kalkstein Richard Kessler Ruth Lawson-Stopps Julie Rice Michelle Rines Margie Sunderland Juanita Wilson-Hennessey

Current Staff Director Lesley Dolinger Adult & Lending Services Leslie Mortimer, Department Head Pamela Barry Debra Burleson Laurel Cox Beverly Gilbert Elizabeth Hartsig Carrie Hawks Max Karp Kathryn McCoig

Linda Millert Paula Price Andrea Terry Mary Ellen Wilson Bookkeeper Josephina Gasca Children’s Services Carol McFadden, Department Head Sarah Maciejewski Ashley Smith Amanda Walden

Development Director Samantha Ricker Outreach & Instruction Roberta Jordan History & Genealogy Room Robin Haynes, Department Head Peter Goodwin Technical Services Shannon Bowring Jill Piekut

Corporators These elected members represent the Library to the community in a positive and active way, with the potential to become Trustees.

Rev. Michael Ambler James Atherton Stephen August Bonnie Beck Susan Beegel Storrs Bigelow Mary Louise Blanchard Barbara Boyce Steve Brackett Walter Briggs Josi Brune Louise Bryant Laura Lee Chadwick Juliana Cliffe Joanna Conathan Lloyd F. Coombs, Jr. Karren Cowing C.R. Davis Sally Davis Julia DeBery Evelyn W. Desmond* Leona Dufour Fotini Eberhard Margaret M. Edwards Carrie Emmerson

Louis Ensel Mari Eosco David Fluharty Andrea Galuza R. Allen Gaul Lynne Gilliam Bruce Goodwin Robert Gravino Sally A. Gray Spencer E. Gray, Jr. Roger Heard Allison Helper Keith Hinds Linda Hoch Randy Howell Susan Hummer Catherine Jacobs Marie James Grace C. Jones Paul Kalkstein Peggy Kapisovsky Mary Ellen Kazimer Richard Kessler Mary King William F. King, Jr.

Sam Lambert Ruth Lawson-Stopps Shirley Lewis Jack Limpert, Jr. Janine Lipfert Carolyn Lockwood John C. Marsh, Jr. Vanessa Mayer Russell Maylone Elizabeth McCurdy Helene McGlauflin James McGowan Peggy Mellen Avery Hunt Meyers David L. Miller Maria Morris Leonard (Red) Mulligan Jennifer Oddleifson Aaron Park Diane Paterson James Peavey Joyce Pye William T. Racine Wendy Reed Barbara Reinertsen

Julie Rice Michelle Rines Sheryl Ritchie Hank Simpson Stephen Singer Caelie Smith Judy Stallworth Brian Stanton Margie Sunderland Mary Swain Ken Textor Jim Tolan Margaret Totten Leslie Trundy Brian Verville Sandra W. Weiss Hans van Willigen Juanita Wilson-Hennessey Linda Wood Kathryn Young Gwen Zaborowski Leah Zartarian John Zittel *deceased

The John Patten Society Individuals who have shown exemplary leadership by contributing to the Endowment Fund.

Stephen and Marcia August Susan Beegel In Memory of Miriam Woodruff* William and Louise* Bellows Marshall Cohen and Barbara Footer Crispin* and Nancy Connery Daniel R. Donovan* Catherine Dupuis-Tait Irene and Steve Gardner Sally and Terry Gray Spencer and Elizabeth Gray, Jr. Mary N. Guild* Roger and Sukey Heard

Linda and Ted Hoch Marnie and Paul Kalkstein Mary Ellen Kazimer and Andrew Barber James M.* and Lavina S.* Kemp Barbara R. King* K. Jane and Herb* Kresser Arthur* and Martha Mayo Beryl* and Ken* McPherson Annie and David Miller John H.* and Jean L.* Morris James A. Peavey Suzette Perkins Richard and Constance Porter

Joyce Pye James L. Rice* Edwin S. Rich* Charles* and Shirley Richelieu James and Michelle Rines Charles* and Bertha* Spear Martha Steen* Ken and Melissa Textor Elena D. Vandervoort Sandra and David Weiss Kathryn Winglass *deceased

Patten Free by the Numbers



People attending programs

Visits to the library


Reference questions answered


eBooks & audiobooks downloaded

103,254 Total items borrowed

13,307 People used our public computers

Friends of Patten Free Library The Friends represent a group deeply committed to the mission of the Library.

This year as usual, the Friends of Patten Free Library were busy raising funds for PFL while having fun and engaging the community. The organization raised nearly $35,000 primarily from three main fundraising events: the annual Heritage Days Book Sale, the annual Children’s Book Sale during National Children’s Book Week, and sales at the library bookstore, our year-round, cozy, well-stocked store just down the hill from the PFL. The 2017 Heritage Days Book Sale resulted in over $13,000 raised and the Children’s Book Sale in May raised $530 and landed many books in new homes. For the fiscal year 2017-2018, the library bookstore's net income totaled $21,272, the fourth highest since we opened 11 years ago in 2007. From the monies we raised this year, we contributed $38,272 to the library’s operating budget and also sponsored the Annual Teen Writing contest, children’s summer reading program events, the Morse High School Academy’s Little Free Library program at area elementary schools, and a stipend for noted author Rinker Buck who spoke at last year’s Annual Friends’ meeting. Our events and fundraising efforts wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated volunteers who come from our community and are the reason we can so successfully contribute to PFL. Don’t forget the library bookstore is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ages welcome! Keep up-to-date with Friends’ ( and check out our bulletin board at the library. And if you’re not a member yet, please consider joining us!

Annual Fund Donors It is with this support from individuals and businesses that the library is able to meet the needs of our community and patrons.

MAJOR BENEFACTOR $1000+ Stephen and Marcia August Dr. Susan Beegel Jeremy and Quinn Blaiklock Sharon and Theodore Drake Fidelity Charitable Gregory Gensheimer, M.D. Terry and Sally Gray Roger and Sukey Heard James and Mabel Jacobs Family Trust Paul and Marnie Kalkstein Mary Ellen Kazimer and Andy Barber Carolyn Lockwood Patrick and Edna McTeague James and Michelle Rines Dennis and Patricia Ruppel L. Manlius Sargent Don Seeley Margie and John Sunderland Tabell Family Foundation Laurel Walsh and Justin Schuetz John and Sheila Zittel BENEFACTOR $500-$999 Anonymous (2) Lesley Dolinger Gordon V. Dunsmore Edgard and Geraldine Feder Foundation First Federal Savings & Loan James Haddock and Kathryn Kenyon William and Sally Haggett Ted and Linda Hoch Randy Howell and Peg Duhamel Julia Kahrl Colby and Kay Kavanagh Richard Kessler and Pamela Cox K. Jane Kresser Sam Lambert and Marie Sheffield Peter and Jody Larkin Peggy and Tim Mellen Judy and George Metcalf

David and Annie Miller Jack and Susan Parker David and Martha Kleinschmidt Reifschneider Thomas and Julie Rice William Savedoff and Amy Smith Roman Wasilewski Sandra and David Weiss Katherine and Mark Wheeler III Linda and Dan Wood SPONSOR $250-$499 Anonymous (2) James and Barbara Atherton Lori Benson and Ken Borgendale Wendy and Walter Briggs Rick and Juliana Cliffe Julia DeBery and Brent Perow Anne Dunham and Michael Danehy Charles Durfee and Jennifer Oddleifson Betty and Launy Fitzjarrald Andrea and Jeff Galuza Susan and James Gillies III Peter Goodwin and Danielle Westcott Catherine and Jeff Jacobs Peggy Kapisovsky and Mark Farrow Russell Maylone and Sandy Whiteley Robert and Connie McChesney Linda and Greg Millert Louise and John Moore Susan and Peter North Now You're Cooking Kitty Paiste Keith and Kathleen Perry Richard and Marion Redlon Eugene Reynolds Bill and Mary Earl Rogers Mary Anne Schneider and Charles Eldridge III Lael and Chris Schwabe

Joseph Seigh Dugan and Lynn Shipway Mary and Ray Swain George and Dottie Swanson Francie and Jim Tolan Erin R. Wilson and Family Juanita Wilson Francis and Gwen Zaborowski Gary and Leah Zartarian SUSTAINER $100-$249 Anonymous (2) Martha Adams Michael and Darreby Ambler Milena and Erik Banks Nancy Barber Bath Savings Institution Drs. Jane and Roderic Beaulieu Bonaday Beck Robert and Carol Bernier Storrs and Suzanne Bigelow Darice Birge H.M. and M.L. Blanchard Susan Bonis Mike and Alison Bonney Ellen and George Browning Daniel and Marie Burchstead Jeremy Burden D.D.S. Paul Burgess and Polly Moutevelis-Burgess Barbara and James Collins Loring and Louise Conant Joanna Conathan Lloyd and Collette Coombs Eunice Cox John and Rose Crosby David and Patty Crump CR and Marla Davis Scott and Sally Davis Catherine Davis Jayne and Paul DeJuliis Elizabeth Dickson Barbara Dolinger Jim and Joan Drake Nancy Robbins Draut

Peter and Susan Dublin Leona and George Dufour Paul Dumdey Tom and Maggie Edwards Josephine W. Ewing and Donald Hudson Cindy and Mike Fahay David Fay Alfred Fick Jr. and Jahn Starr Katharine and Graham Finney Sue E. Fitzgerald David Fluharty and Linda Hjortland Margaret Flynn Eunice Fraser Michele Gaillard and Michael Kreindler Anne and Walter Gamble Faith Cory Gardiner and Terry Kungel Nancy and Larry Garside GE Foundation Susan George and Miles Epstein Dana and Lynne Gilliam Bruce Goodwin and Katherine Ewing Homer and Joan Grace Sara T. Graves Robert and Katharine Gravino Elizabeth and Spencer Gray, Jr. Rev. Edward Greene Maria and Christopher Grill Mimi and Bob Hamilton Matthew and Amina Hanna Mike and Sue Hart Lois Hart Sarah Harvey Emily Herman and David Polito Candice and Ruben Hernandez Jillian and Rodger Herrigel Dick and Meryl Hill Josephine Howell Thomas and Elizabeth Hughes Susan and James Hummer Nathaniel Hyde and Polly Arnoff IBM Corporation Linda and Jim James Marie and John James Grace Jones John Van Orden and Jenny Jorgensen Peter Kaye Janet Kehl and Damian Sokol Rob and Amy Kerr

Evelyn King Mary King Constance Kniffin and John Lemon Donald and Ellen Kornrumpf Lynn and George Kuttruff Ruth and Don Lawson-Stopps Elliott Miller and Elizabeth Lee Bill and Amy Lent Jack and Maggie Leonard Ralph and Shirley Lewis John Limpert Jr. Nathan and Janine Lipfert Erik Lund Mark and Jessica Mahnke Darcy Marentette John and Anne Marsh Vanessa and Andrew Mayer Cybele Maylone Hugh Maynard and Faith Woodman Martha Mayo Carol McBride and Harald Prins Tom and Sheila McCandless Dana and Elizabeth McCurdy Helene and Bruce McGlauflin Jim and Jeanne McGowan Ralph and Florence Merry Avery Hunt Meyers Allen Miller Eric Monberg John and Betsey Morse Leonard C. Mulligan Robert V. Muse Pia and Will Neilson Kim and Nick Nichols Terry Nordmann and Barbara Reinertsen Janis and Edward Nowak Robert Page Diane Paterson Avanel Payne Andrew and Kimberly Perry Frances Pinney Robert and Gene Proctor Margaret G. Quadrino Nancy Rabasca William and Diane Racine David Rawson and Karen Freedman Henry and Monica Recknagel Wendy and Gordon Reed Samantha Ricker and Dayne Dennett

Michael and Claire Robinson Carole Rouillard Madeleine and Richard Birns Merritt Sargent and Anne Ferguson Philip and Patricia Shannon Jason Shaw and Rebecca Roche Henry and Victoria Simpson Steve and Marina Singer Ann and Henry Sklar Charles and Jill Small Caelie and Derek Smith Joan M. Smith Adam Sonnenschein Frances Soverel Dr. and Mrs. James Spencer Diana Staring and Lawrence Hobel Skip and Lucy Stinson Barry Sturgeon Pat and Walter Taggert Stephen and Linda Thayer C. Roger and Margaret Tillotson Larry and Kathy Totten Richard and Margaret Totten Karen and Kim Townsend

Hans and Rika van Willigen Elena Vandervoort Frank and Claire Vigneau John Vorhees Lambert Walker III Joseph Davis and Betsy Frost Warren-Davis Kathryn Wetzel Young Arthur White Ellen Whiting Eugene Wiemers and Nancy Jennings Stephen Williams and Lisa Reece David and Olivia Williamson Stephen and Joyce Wilson Andrew Winglass Kate and Eric Winne Elizabeth Wiseman Paul and Mary Lee Wren James B. Young Carl Zeis

CONTRIBUTOR Up to $99 Anonymous (3) Donna Allen Amazon Smile Catherine W. Anderson Anna's Water's Edge Restaurant Pamela and Roger Barry Michael and Nancy Basofin Cynthia Baughman

Brian and Virginia Hatch John and Sheila Hewitt Keith Hinds Joanne and Stephen Hollenbeck Steven and Paula Jacunski Sabra Jayne Eldie Johnston Joanna and Griffith Jones Marion Jones

We have an ever-expanding calendar of events that are open to all teens and tweens (grades 7-12) residing in our service area.

Lynn Beuttell Edwin and Brenda Bisson William and Noreen Blaiklock Roger Bogart Susan and Franklin Burroughs Karen Bussey Laura Lee and Robert Chadwick John and Margaret Chapman Audrey and Henry Cheetham Beth Connors, Jason and Alden Perow Karren and Donald Cowing Deborah Crawford Constance Cummings James and Sally Demartini George and Lois Dole Paula Dooley June and David Dorion John and Linda Dranchak Jacqueline and Dwight Dwinal Robert and Fotini Eberhard Wayne and Glenis Elliott Carrie and Dean Emmerson Martha Feehan Josephina Gasca R. Allen and Barbara L. Gaul Daniel Gehan Jenny M. Gray Marnie Hackenberg David and Georgia Hall Steve Hammond Richard and Shelley Hanna Joan and C. Douglas Hardy Eileen and Tim Harkins Barbara and Cory Hart

Alfred Jung Elizabeth Kadehjian Jeffrey H. King Charlotte Kirkpatrick Linda Lawson Janice R. Levitt Bob and Judy Linville Debbie Locke Henry and Carol Lukas Eileen MacAdam and Carr Ross Marcia Marks Ellen and Tom Masucci Richard and Pamela Mayo John and Gretchen McNamara Robert and Avis Meade Antoinette Mercadante

Anne and G.M. Page Herbert and Harriet Paris James Peavey and Kathy Smith Gerald and Gail Pepin Dan Peterman Megan Rice Michael and Mary Rice Martha Rich Sheryl and Jason Ritchie Nancy Rogers Judith Rosner Robert and Virginia Santerre Dennis Sayce and Sarah Mahoney Marianne Senechal Nicholas Sewall Deborah Showalter George Siatos Laurie Small Reginald and Judith Smart Dianne and Mark Smith Judith Stafford and David Cowing Dixie Stedman and J.R. Phillips Sharon Steele and Cindy Young Mary Jo and Karl Steiner Robert L. Swain Victoria Tanko Ken and Melissa Textor Pauline Thibodeau Anne Thompson John and Cathie Todd Seymour Toll Joanna Torow and Kris Berglund United Way Gary and Linda Varney

The Patten Free Singers offer free choral performances to the library community twice a year.

Mary E. Merser Susan Mikesell Philip Miller and Courtnay Malcolm Edward and Joyce Morse Robert Mosher James and Jane Newcomb Elizabeth Oliver

Dulcianne and Whit Vye Alan and Elizabeth Walton Thomas Watson Marilyn and Frederic Weinberg Joe and Lois Welsh Brian Whiter Pamela and Michael Wischkaemper

TRIBUTES In Memory of Emily Allen Donna Allen Wayne and Glenis Elliott

In Memory of Chee-Chee Kakos Anne and G.M. Page Lois A. Hart

In Memory of Ruth and Edwin Rich Martha Rich

In Honor of Steve August

In Memory of Kenneth and Beryl McPherson Caelie and Derek Smith

In Memory of Hope Seeley Elizabeth Dickson

Robert and Katharine Gravino In Memory of Leanna Burnham James and Jane Newcomb In Memory of Barbara Cornell Paula Price In Memory of Samuel and Lorraine Crosby John and Rose Crosby In Memory of Evelyn Desmond Gwen and Frank Zaborowski In Honor of Lesley Dolinger Michael and Nancy Basofin In Memory of Wendy Everham Catherine Anderson Janis and Edward Nowak In Memory of William Jones Marion Jones

GENERAL OPERATING Bath Historical Society City of Bath Frank A. Givin Charitable Trust Friends of the Patten Free Library Town of Arrowsic Town of Georgetown Town of West Bath Town of Woolwich SATURDAY CLUB AARP of Maine Armentrout Select Realty Bath Elks Lodge Bath Garden Club Bath Savings Institution Susan Bonis Chocolate Church Arts Center First Federal Savings & Loan Five Islands Lobster Co. Friends of the Patten Free Library Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark Frohmiller Construction Inc. Gelato Fiasco Homeschoolers of Maine Richard Kessler and Pamela Cox LuLaRoe

In Memory of Edward and Joan Mosher Rob Mosher

In Memory of Estelle Siatos George Siatos In Honor of Mary Swain Robert Swain

In Memory of Dill Paiste Kitty Paiste

In Memory of Jack Thompson Anne Thompson

In Honor of Elizabeth Porter Sharon and Theodore Drake

In Memory of George van Hazinga Edward Greene

In Memory of Claire Reynolds Eugene Reynolds In Honor of Thomas and Julie Rice and Family Michael and Mary L. Rice In Honor of Julie Rice Jack Limpert, Jr.

Maine Maritime Museum Russell Maylone and Sandy Whiteley Mid Coast Hospital Midcoast Orthodontics Midcoast Senior College Now You're Cooking Sagadahock Real Estate Henry and Victoria Simpson John and Sheila Zittel TEEN SPACE AND REFERENCE RENOVATIONS Anonymous (2) Bath Savings Institution Susan Bauer Dr. Susan Beegel Susan Bonis Carol M. Briggs Daniel and Marie Burchstead Cosmopolitan Club Catherine Cyrus and William Clark Julia DeBery and Brent Perow Sharon and Theodore Drake Leona and George Dufour Catherine Dupuis-Tait Fidelity Charitable First Federal Savings & Loan

In Memory of Dr. Hans Waecker Martha Feehan In Honor of Dylan, Seamus and Aubrey Samantha Ricker and Dayne Dennett

Elizabeth and Spencer Gray, Jr. William and Sally Haggett Ted and Linda Hoch K. M. Robbins Construction Colby and Kay Kavanagh Mary Ellen Kazimer and Andy Barber Richard Kessler and Pamela Cox Lisa Ledwidge Pia and Will Neilson James Peavey and Kathy Smith David Rawson and Karen Freedman Thomas and Julie Rice James and Michelle Rines Mary and Ray Swain Tabell Family Foundation The Alfred M. Senter Fund The Mustard Seed Bookstore Jim Thelan Katherine and Mark Wheeler III Melanie and John Willey Juanita Wilson Linda and Dan Wood Loren and John Wright Sara Wright

EVENTS/MATERIALS/ PROGRAMS Anonymous (3) Amato's Sandwich Shops Michael and Darreby Ambler Linda Appleman Shapiro Armentrout Select Realty Greg E. Babine Henry H. Baecker Bangkok Garden Judith Barrington Bath Animal Hospital Bath Area YMCA Bath Brewing Company Bath Natural Market Bath Printing Company Bath Savings Institution Bath Sunrise Rotary Bath Sweet Shoppe Beale Street BBQ Dr. Susan Beegel BEK Inc. Bert's Oil Service Betsy's Hair Salon & Spa Bohemian Rose Patricia Bonner Brackett's Market Brunswick Hotel & Tavern Robert L. Buck Bull Moose Music Byrnes' Irish Pub Cafe Creme Cahill Tire, Inc. Patricia Caton Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine City of Bath Coastal Bar and Bistro Coastal Journal Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Lorena Coffin Country Farm Furniture Laurel Cox Claire Damon Debora and Robert Dixon Domino's Pizza Dorothy Louise Kyler Foundation Dot's Ice Cream Leo B. Dougherty Irene and Joseph Drago Sharon and Theodore Drake Dunkin' Donuts Ebb & Flow Edgard and Geraldine Feder

Foundation Edward Jones Estate of Richard O. Card Eveningstar Cinema Family of John G. Morse, Jr. Family of Robert J. and Cynthia LeMoine Footer Fat Boy Drive-In Martha Fehsenfeld Henning Fernstrom Fiore Artisan Olive Oils First Federal Savings & Loan Flight Deck Brewing Friends of the Patten Free Library Frohmiller Construction Inc. Frosty's Donuts Penelope Garrett Georgetown Pottery Dana and Lynne Gilliam Andrew and Courtney Giovinazzi William and Charlinda Gray Gloria Gray Hampton Inn Jim Haught and Larry Kieft Roger and Sukey Heard Henry and Marty Restaurant & Catering Maria Holt House of Logan Hyde School Island Treasure Toys J'adore Consignment Reza Jalali John Ater Painting Kim Johnson LMT Just Framing Estate of Frances Kakos Paul and Marnie Kalkstein Mary Ellen Kazimer and Andy Barber Amy Kerr Richard Lacey Frederick Lancaster Landcrafters Lemongrass Library Bookstore Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine M. W. Sewall & Company Mae's Cafe Maine Humanities Council Maine Mariners Maine Maritime Museum Maine Red Claws Maine Red Claws Foundation Maine State Library Maine State Music Theatre Russell Maylone and Sandy Whiteley

Merrymeeting Bay Trust Midcoast Conservancy Midcoast Orthodontics Midcoast Symphony Orchestra Morse & Doak Builders, Inc. Leslie Mortimer Nest Jane Niles Pickett Now You're Cooking Descendants of Leonard Bostwick Patten Over the Moon Pamela's World Pitter Patter Portland Museum of Art Paula Price R.H. Reny Inc. Reny's Department Store Karen Richard Suzi Ring Run With Soup Mark Saba Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. Salt Pine Social Saltbox Pottery Sandbaggers L. Manlius Sargent Scarlet Begonias Seadog Brewing Co. ServPro Shaw's Supermarket Greg Simard Builder Linda Skernick and Yves Feder Skillins Greenhouse Smitty's Cinema Springer's Jeweler Starlight Cafe State Farm J.R. Phillips Mary Jo and Karl Steiner The Cabin The Great Impasta The Kennebec Company The Mustard Seed Bookstore Wendy Thompson Tranquility Day Spa Victoria Mansion Linda Vincent Walmart Foundation West Bath Historical Society White Mountain Wealth Management Witch Spring Hill Ice Cream John and Sheila Zittel

Patten Free Library Financials

Operating Revenue Endowment & Trust Income $383,261 Municipal Contributions $258,920 Fundraising $107,244

Municipal Contributions 32%

Fundraising 13%

Friends of PFL $38,272 Fines & Fees $18,934 Other Income $10,306 Total Income $816,937

Friends of PFL 5% Fines & Fees 2% Other Income 1% Endowment & Trust Income 47%

Operating Expenditures Personnel $545,995

Personnel 69%

Building & Maintenance, Utilities, Insurance $102,464

Building Maintenance, Utilities, Insurance 13%

Collections & Programming $67,187

Collections & Programming 8%

Technology $45,748

Technology 6%

Other $31,561

Other 4%

Total Expenses $792,955 Net Operations $23,982. $10,000 of this amount goes to Endowment and $13,982 goes into a Capital Reserve Account.

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Patten Free Library Annual Report 2017-18  

This is our library's annual report for 2017-18.

Patten Free Library Annual Report 2017-18  

This is our library's annual report for 2017-18.