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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