The Camden Public Library is planning for its future: a community that creates young readers, inspires lifelong learning, and is graced by a building and parks that together have earned the distinction of being a National Historic Landmark.
Our library is a reflection of our town. Its reputation is one of civic pride, an engaged citizenry, and a literate community. Americans check out an average of eight books a year – in Camden, the average is more than 20. And unlike many municipalities across the country where all or most of the library’s budget comes from the town’s coffers, more than half of our library’s revenue comes from the generosity of our citizens.
Despite our success, each year we scramble to fill a budget gap of 10% – and to date, we have been successful. But we are thinking and planning for the future, and want to ensure that our lights stay on and our lantern on the hill remains lit for all.
We believe in creating community through lifelong learning. From babies to older adults, we help people connect. We do this by delivering nationally-recognized services, hiring engaging staff who make us feel like we are a part of something special – and, yes, we have lots of books, too. Want to help the Camden Public Library remain this amazing jewel for generations to come? Please join us.
The Campaign for the Future will help us ensure that our library will remain our vibrant center of public life, in times of need and times of abundance.
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Rebecca Beardsley, in memory of Ralph DorityChristopher and Charlotte* Beebe
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Jason BurwenSilvio Calabi and Sue BramhallCamden Brain Injury Support Group
Camden Rotary ClubJulie Cawley*Sheila and Thomas ClarkJohn and Ellen ClaussenDianne R. Conover
Susan Conrad, in honor of Susan Fitzgerald
Mark and Jen Coursey
Samuel CrouchLeslie Curtis and Don PeccerillCheryl Oliveri-Daly and Dan DalyJohn and Barbara DavidsonDavis Family FoundationKathy and Jack DeupreePhil Dinkins and Ed LallyDeb and Jeffrey DodgeDave and Kate DoubEd and Vicki Doudera
Ron and Mary A. Elligott
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David and Karen Giansiracusa
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Elizabeth R. HenryEstate of Vera J. HillBob Carter and Sue HopkinsDavid and Lucinda HutchisonRich and Hildy ItkinDave and Nancy JacksonJames and Betty Jacobs Family Charitable TrustPatricia and Rendle JonesJanis and Peter KesserBen KimballJim and Catherine KinsellaKathryn and Andrew KlaberElinor KlivansNancy and Parker Laite, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Lane
Susan and Jeff Lewis
Sarah Ruef Lindquist
Robin and Tamara LloydEstate of Leonard Owen LooknerColleen Lowe
Rodney LynchNikki MaounisMartha MartensRosalee and David McCulloughDennis and Judith McGuirkAlison McKellar and Vincent JonesPatrisha McLeanMitchell and Jan McMillen
Nathaniel S. and Sally Ann MerrillJoseph D. Messler, Jr.Allison MiddletonAndrew and Elizabeth Moran
Jeremy MorganCaroline Morong, in support of the Ann H. Symington EndowmentTaylor MudgeJim and Pat NelsonDonald and Alice Noble FoundationArthur Norton* and Jennifer P. MarksElaine and Paul O’Brien
Bob Olfenbuttel Gerald and Kimberly OpielaJennifer ParmaleeKeith and Priscilla PattenMike and Missy PerlisBetsy Perry and Neale SweetSue Penberthy PfauGale Picker and John Larsen, Brant FoundationMike and Kate PierceRothwell and Leigh Pool
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Jack and Claire Sanford
Russell and Ann ScottMario and Sarah Serafini
Timothy ShawRobert V. Shotwell Estate
Ellen C. L. Simmons and Family
Michael and Patricia SkalingJ.P. and Kaki Smith
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Robert TroccoliJeff Tucker and Leonard Kizner
Peter C. Van Alstine
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