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 planned giving

Through such gifts or bequests, each 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. Thirty-five thoughtful individuals or couples joined these distinguished gentlemen in sustaining the future of Patten Free Library by becoming Charter Members of the John Patten Society in 2004. As more people hear of the Society, the membership continues to grow.

The Patten Free Library invites you to join the John Patten Society. Please contact:
Library Director Lesley Dolinger at or 207-443-5141 x15
for a brochure and assistance.

John Patten Society Members

Stephen & Marcia August
Susan F. Beegel – in memory of C. Miriam Woodruff
William & Louise* Bellows
Marshall Cohen & Barbara Footer
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
Paul & Marnie Kalkstein
Mary Ellen Kazimer & Andrew L. Barber
James M.* & Lavina S.* Kemp
Barbara R. King*
K. Jane & Herb* Kresser
Arthur* & Martha Mayo
Beryl* & Ken* McPherson
David & Annie Miller
John H.* & 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
Kathryn Kelley Winglass

* Deceased

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