Funding

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 2018-2019

Municipal Support – 32%
Endowment & Trusts – 47%
Fundraising & Gifts – 13%
Friends of the Library – 5%
Fines/Fees & Other – 3%

Learn more about supporting the library.

News & Updates

  • March 27, 2020
    Virtual Teen Space

    We may be closed, but we still want to provide access…