Funding

The Patten Free Library is a private 501c3 library and does not receive any Federal or State aid. Each year we send an appeal to the City of Bath and the Towns of Arrowsic, Georgetown, West Bath and Woolwich to be included as a Warrant article at their annual budget meetings. Currently, we receive a donation of $17.00 per capita from each of the communities. 

All of our operating revenue comes from the following:

Fiscal Year 2018-2019

Municipal Support – 32%
Endowment & Trusts – 47%
Fundraising & Gifts – 13%
Friends of the Library – 5%
Fines/Fees & Other – 3%

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