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 an assessment of $18.87 per capita from each of the supporting communities. 

All of our operating revenue comes from the following:

Fiscal Year 2020-2021

Municipal Support – 32%
Endowment & Trusts – 45%
Fundraising & Gifts – 15%
Friends of Patten Free Library – 3%
Fines/Fees & Other – 5%

Learn more about supporting the library.

News & Updates

  • November 16, 2023
    Starry Night

    December 16 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Celebrate the seaso…