The Patten Free Library is a private 501c3 library and does not receive any Federal or State aid. Each year we send a funding request 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 town meetings. Currently, we receive a donation of $18.13 per capita from each of the supporting communities. 

All of our operating revenue comes from the following:

Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Municipal Support – 34%
Endowment & Trusts – 45%
Fundraising & Gifts – 15%
Friends of the Library – 4%
Fines/Fees & Other – 2%

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