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 Library’s Board of Trustees in 2003, the John Patten Society honors individuals who have shown exemplary leadership by contributing to the Library’s Endowment Fund. Gifts which qualify an individual for membership in the Patten Society include:

A donation of $5,000 or more                                        
Designating Patten Free Library in a Will 
Including Patten Free Library in Legacy Giving

Through such gifts or bequests, each John Patten Society member follows the visionary legacy of Capt. John Patten who, with his brother George, laid the groundwork for what is today’s Patten Free Library.

The Patten Free Library invites you to join the John Patten Society. Please contact Development Director Samantha Ricker at or 207-443-5141 x19 for a brochure and assistance.

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John Patten Society Members

Steve and Marcia August

Susan Beegel

William & Louise Bellows

Dr. Charles Burden

Marshall Cohen and Barbara Footer

Crispin and Nancy Connery

Daniel R. Donovan

Catherine Dupuis-Tait

Irene and Steve Gardner

Sally and Terry Gray

Mr. and Mrs. Spencer E. Gray, Jr.

Mary N. Guild

Roger and Sukey Heard

Linda and Ted Hoch

Paul and Marnie Kalkstein

Mary Ellen Kazimer and Andrew Barber

James M. and Lavina S. Kemp

Barbara R. King

Jane and Heb Kresser

Daniel and Susan Levey

Ken Martin

Arthur and Martha Mayo

Beryl and Ken McPherson

David and Anne Miller

John H. and Jean L. Morris

Charles W. And Bertha I. Spear

Martha E. Steen

Elena Vandervoort

In memory of Miriam Woodruff