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.
Anonymous (2) 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 Diane Blizzard Connie and Bob Bock Elizabeth J. Boogusch, M.D. Reade and Martha Brower John Burns and Natalie Travia Silvio Calabi and Sue Bramhall Camden Brain Injury Support Group Julie Cawley* Susan Stasiowski and Dan Cheever Sheila and Thomas Clark John and Ellen Claussen Dianne R. Conover
Susan Conrad, in honor of Susan Fitzgerald 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
Mary Elligott 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 Lisa Gorman Janny Goss Susan* and Bob 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 Jeff Tucker and Leonard Kizner Kathryn and Andrew Klaber Elinor Klivans Nancy and Parker Laite, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Lane
Susan and Jeff Lewis
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 Joseph D. Messler, Jr. Allison Middleton Andrew and Elizabeth Moran 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 Paul O’Brien 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 Sarah Ruef Lindquist Mary R. Saltonstall and John K. Hanson Jr.
Russell and Ann Scott Mario and Sarah Serafini 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 Keiko and Matthew Storin Charles and Lois Thomsen Benjamin Todd, on behalf of Susan Todd Galen and Susan Todd Leslie Tranchell 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