We Need Your Help in This Defining Moment







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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Donald and Penny Abbott
David and Liz Albertson
Dr. and Mrs. Terence Albright
Skip and Kate Bates
Rebecca Beardsley, in memory of Ralph Dority
Christopher and Charlotte* Beebe
Pat and Cindy Behling
Keith and Diane Blizzard
Connie and Bob Bock
Elizabeth J. Boogusch, M.D.
Reade and Martha Brower
John Burns and Natalie Travia
Jason Burwen
Silvio Calabi and Sue Bramhall
Camden Brain Injury Support Group
Camden Rotary Club
Julie Cawley*
Sheila and Thomas Clark
John and Ellen Claussen
Dianne R. Conover
Susan Conrad, in honor of Susan Fitzgerald
Mark and Jen Coursey
Samuel Crouch
Leslie Curtis and Don Peccerill
Cheryl Oliveri-Daly and Dan Daly
John and Barbara Davidson
Davis Family Foundation
Kathy and Jack Deupree
Phil Dinkins and Ed Lally
Deb and Jeffrey Dodge
Dave and Kate Doub
Ed and Vicki Doudera
Penny Dunning
Ron and Mary A. Elligott
Laura Evans
Toni Federle
Jay and Antonia Munroe Fischer
Abigail and John Fitzgerald
Des FitzGerald and Lucinda Ziesing
Susan and Peter Fitzgerald
Susan and Shane Flynn
Don and Molly Foster
Jacob and Terry Gerritsen
David and Karen Giansiracusa
Maureen and Robert Gordon
Lisa Gorman
Janny Goss
Susan* and Robert C. Griffin
Claudia and Michael Griffiths
Jennifer Gromada and John Cummings
Nir and Molly Harish
Elizabeth R. Henry
Estate of Vera J. Hill
Bob Carter and Sue Hopkins
David and Lucinda Hutchison
Rich and Hildy Itkin
Dave and Nancy Jackson
James and Betty Jacobs Family Charitable Trust
Patricia and Rendle Jones
Janis and Peter Kesser
Ben Kimball
Jim and Catherine Kinsella
Kathryn and Andrew Klaber
Elinor Klivans
Nancy and Parker Laite, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Lane
Susan and Jeff Lewis
Sarah Ruef Lindquist
Robin and Tamara Lloyd
Estate of Leonard Owen Lookner
Colleen Lowe
Rodney Lynch
Nikki Maounis
Martha Martens
Rosalee and David McCullough
Dennis and Judith McGuirk
Alison McKellar and Vincent Jones
Patrisha McLean
Mitchell and Jan McMillen
Nathaniel S. and Sally Ann Merrill
Joseph D. Messler, Jr.
Allison Middleton
Andrew and Elizabeth Moran
Jeremy Morgan
Caroline Morong, in support of the Ann H. Symington Endowment
Taylor Mudge
Jim and Pat Nelson
Donald and Alice Noble Foundation
Arthur Norton* and Jennifer P. Marks
Elaine and Paul O’Brien
Bob Olfenbuttel
Gerald and Kimberly Opiela
Jennifer Parmalee
Keith and Priscilla Patten
Mike and Missy Perlis
Betsy Perry and Neale Sweet
Sue Penberthy Pfau
Gale Picker and John Larsen, Brant Foundation
Mike and Kate Pierce
Rothwell and Leigh Pool
Cyndi Prince
Theodore and Filomena Raia
Rick Rector
John and Cynthia Reed
Diana Rigg
James Rockefeller, Jr., and Marilyn Moss Rockefeller
Chris and Heather Rogers
Paul and Martha Rogers
Amy and Peter Rollins
Mary R. Saltonstall and John K. Hanson Jr.
Jack and Claire Sanford
Russell and Ann Scott
Mario and Sarah Serafini
Timothy Shaw
Robert V. Shotwell Estate
Ellen C. L. Simmons and Family
Michael and Patricia Skaling
J.P. and Kaki Smith
Stephanie Smith
Tyler and Kristen Smith
Brian Smullen
Tom and Jo Ellen Stammen
Susan Stasiowski and Dan Cheever
Keiko and Matthew Storin
Charles and Lois Thomsen
Benjamin Todd, on behalf of Susan Todd
Galen and Susan Todd
Leslie Tranchell
Robert Troccoli
Jeff Tucker and Leonard Kizner
Peter C. Van Alstine
John Viehman and Amy Jenner
Fred and Ann Waigand
Peter and Deborah Warren
Lucinda Watson
Don and Jean White
John and Lucy Williams
Martha L. Wolfe
Katherine Young
*In Memoriam.
As of July 12, 2021.
For Brick Garden donors, see Annual Report, p. 10.

First National Bank
Bangor Savings Bank Foundation
Allen Insurance and Financial
Camden National Bank
HARBOR BENEFACTOR  $5,000–$9,999
Camden Law
The Reny Charitable Foundation
Baird Private Wealth Management
Ken Gardiner, Edward Jones Investments – Camden
Hartstone Inn & Hideaway
Peter Ott’s On The Water
P.G. Willey & Co.
TREEKEEPERS LLC-Johnson’s Arboriculture
Viking, Inc.
Camden Coast Real Estate
DAAC Designs
Fresh & Co.
French & Brawn Market Place
Glendarragh Lavender
High Mountain Hall
Horch Roofing Inc.
Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty
Maritime Energy
Once a Tree
Page Gallery
The Smiling Cow
Waterfront Restaurant
Bay View Collection
Blackberry Inn
Camden Jewelry Company
Leslie Curtis Designs
Proforma Marketing Essentials
As of July 12, 2021.
For Business Brick Garden donors, see Annual Report, p. 10.
See the Camden on Canvas site to view business supporters of this 2021 Campaign for the Future benefit.