FY2022 Annual Report to Donors

Dear friends and supporters of Sturgis Library:

Thanks to our amazing staff – and despite lingering challenges posed by COVID-19 – Sturgis Library continued to thrive during our most recent fiscal year which ended June 30, 2022. 

Visitor activity remained strong across the board, including checking out print and nonprint materials; conducting genealogical and historical research, and accessing our special collections. We also experienced growing interest in our wide array of regular programs and special events. Program highlights included a presentation on Women Painters Throughout the Centuries; an interactive session called Talking Literature with four celebrated authors; and a discussion with the founder of Cape Cod Camino Way, which helps walkers explore history through the lens of social justice.

In addition, the Library made great strides in several important but less visible areas. We completed a major grant-funded project to replace our aging roof and install a new exterior drainage system. We on-boarded several new Trustees and promising staff members. We reviewed and updated the Library’s insurance coverage, and we conducted a successful search for a new external auditor. Last, but not least, we continued to plan for an ambitious wine, cheese and chocolate fundraising event scheduled for summer 2022.

Throughout the year, the Trustees and staff of Sturgis Library were profoundly gratified by your response to our Annual Appeal as well as to the many other events that we rely on to help fund our operations. The Library would not be what it is today without YOU, and we truly appreciate your support.

With best wishes for the holiday season,

John Littlefield
President, Board of Trustees


Sturgis Library is an independent nonprofit public library and research archive, not a Town department.  We receive less than half of our funding from the Town of Barnstable, and must raise the rest of our funds through donations, grants, event proceeds, bookshop sales, and other non-municipal sources.

Our donors give to the library in many ways:

  • Donations to our annual appeal
  • Bequests
  • Gifts of stock or securities
  • Gifts of vehicles through our vehicle donation program
  • Gifts of goods or services to our fundraisers
  • Donations of books, jewelry, and household items to our sales
  • Donations of family papers or historic materials to our research archives
  • Spontaneous donations in our donation boxes
  • Memorial and honorary donations
  • Gifts of time — volunteering for special Library projects or at Library events

If you are interested in supporting Sturgis Library, please click here or contact Library Director Lucy Loomis for more information.  You can reach her at 508-362-8448 or via email at director@sturgislibrary.org.


Major Accomplishments & Projects, July 2021 through June 2022

Sturgis Library Statistics  FY2022 

  • Collection size: 83,966 items
  • Total circulation of materials:  87,164
  • Use of ebooks and eaudio:  15,023
  • Electronic content usage (digital newspaper archive):  205,328 searches
  • Total visitors:  38,403
  • Total programs (Zoom and in-person):  280
  • Attendance at programs:  4,177

FY2022 saw Sturgis Library returning to a new normal after a year and a half of curtailed services and programs due to the pandemic.  All services were back in place without restrictions, masking requirements were dropped after a surge in the winter, and we saw patrons returning to the Library to stay, read, work, do research, tour the building, and more.

  • We offered engaging and well-attended programs to Library patrons of all ages.
  • We held a number of great fundraising events:
    • Hydrangea Festival Garden Tours
    • Annual plant and garden sale
    • Annual jewelry and accessories sale
    • Book sales
    • Holiday ornament sale
    • An August Online Auction
    • Everything But the Kitchen Sink Sale
  • Our new website, designed by Community Web Development, launched in July of 2021.
  • In partnership with the Town of Barnstable and Mass Audubon, we installed new “little free” libraries at Millway Beach and Long Pasture Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • We completed a number of Library improvements, including a new cedar roof on the historic portion of the building, replacement of an old bay window, exterior door replacement and repair, drainage work, and replacement of exterior signage.  These projects were funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund and the Barnstable Community Preservation Committee to fund the improvements.
  • With funding from the Rogers Family Foundation in memory of longtime residents Jean and Harry Hilton, we installed new native planting gardens in the front of the building, and a “culinary corner” near the entrance to the Library.  In addition, we installed a children’s garden in the side yard where children grew and harvested tomatoes, beans, marigolds, lettuce, and potatoes.
  • We welcomed new Library Trustees Frank Anigbo, Phil Nelson, and Andrew Maker, and said goodbye to long time Trustee Bev Parke.
  • We said goodbye to Assistant Director Corey Farrenkopf, who is now working at the Eastham Library, and welcomed new Reference & Adult Services Librarian Gabrielle Faria-Kalkanis.
  • We thank the Town of Barnstable for providing approximately 40% of our funding.  We raise the rest through donations, proceeds from events and sales, grants, and other non-municipal income.  Sturgis Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, not a Town department.
  • We also thank the Enoch Cobb Fund and Kirkman Trust Fund, both of the Town of Barnstable, for providing grants that allow us to provide some of the materials for the annual Summer Reading Program, ebooks and eaudiobooks, computer resources, funding for or September music series, and more.
  • We thank Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and the Mid-Cape Cultural Council for providing grant funding for special programming.
  • We are so grateful to our patrons and visitors, as well as our generous supporters and community members.  They inspire us every day to provide exemplary programs and services, and we sincerely thank them.

Special Support

In addition to the Annual Fund donors listed in the next section of our annual report, Sturgis Library has received support from individuals, businesses, organizations, grantors, and others for a variety of needs throughout FY2022. With the help of these special donors we were able to purchase library materials,  to sponsor engaging programs, fund discount museum passes, maintain and preserve our historic building, and more.  We received proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles, and honored family members and loved ones through memorial and honorary donations. We also are grateful for employer matching grant funds from a number of our generous donors.

If we inadvertently left you off the list of special donors or spelled your name incorrectly, please accept our apologies, and contact us at director@sturgislibrary.org so that we can correct our records. We thank all of our donors and supporters for their generous gifts to Sturgis Library.

FY2022 Special Donors are:

  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
  • Association to Preserve Cape Cod
  • Amundson, Anthony
  • Bartlett, Christine
  • Barnstable Community Preservation Committee
  • Bilezikian, Jeffrey
  • Boyer, Mark
  • Burger, Katherine
  • Chess Club
  • Cobb Fund of the Town of Barnstable
  • Daly, Janis
  • De Felice, Vince
  • Doll, David C. & Julie
  • Dornemann, Ellen
  • Dusseault, Robert & Barbara
  • Ferretti, Elizabeth
  • Froula, Christine
  • Guzikowski, Ziegmont
  • Heffernan, Shannon
  • Ide, Robert
  • Johnston, Elizabeth
  • King, Paula
  • Kirkman Trust Fund
  • Langeland, Dianne
  • Loomis, Lucy and Dan Santos
  • Lowrie, Ted & Kathy McShane
  • MacAdams, Annette
  • Mancusi, Miranda
  • Markel Corporation
  • Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund
  • Matosky, Marian
  • Matterson, Caroline
  • McDonald, John
  • McPartlan, Linda
  • Merck Foundation
  • Mid-Cape Cultural Council
  • Monday Knitting Group
  • Morganstern, Nancy
  • Nicholson, William
  • Nober, Linda
  • Nolan, Georgia
  • Parke, Rob & Bev
  • Paypal Giving Fund
  • Retzky, Diane
  • Ritter, Tom & Lisa
  • Rizzoli, Carol
  • Rogers Family Foundation
  • Ross, Leonard and Janet
  • Ryan, Pippa
  • Saling, Christy
  • Stacy, Monika
  • Still, Marylouise
  • Wheeler, Betsy
  • Woodruff, Donald and Carol
  • Younker, William

Donors to the FY2022 Annual Fund

The individuals, businesses, and organizations listed below contributed to the Sturgis Library Annual Fund in FY2022, which ran from July 1, 2021 through June 30th, 2022.  Annual fund donations are unrestricted funds which go towards our operating expenses each year.

If we inadvertently left you off the list of Annual Fund donors or spelled your name incorrectly, please accept our apologies, and contact us at director@sturgislibrary.org so that we can correct our records. We thank all of our donors and supporters for their generous gifts to Sturgis Library.

Donors are color-coded by giving level.  Donors of $1-$249 are listed in black, $250-$499 are listed in purple, $500-$999 are listed in green, and $1,000 and up are listed in blue.

  • Abbott, Janet
  • Albert, Donald and Donna
  • Allaire, Joe and Sandy
  • Allen, Robert and Jane
  • Allen, David and Ruthanne
  • Banner, David and Lucy
  • Barron, Melanie
  • Bearse, Carrie
  • Bergfors, Patricia
  • Berman, Ellen
  • Berry, Robert and Benson, Kathleen
  • Bilezikian, Jeffrey and Nancy
  • Blair Hudak, Anne
  • Bloom, Richard and Susan
  • Blume, Ralph and Nancy
  • Bockhoff, Anne
  • Bourne, Donald
  • Brandin, Kerry and Jan
  • Brosnan, Theresa
  • Brown, Clifford
  • Brown, Vernon and Barbara
  • Buntich, Jo Anne Miller
  • Burger, Kate
  • Burman, Marcy
  • Burrows, James
  • Cahoon, Carol
  • Carey, Kathryn
  • Carroll, Mary
  • Carroll, John and Wendy
  • Carvounis, Loucas and Braman
  • Chabot, Gary
  • Chace, Charlie
  • Champion, Sara
  • Champlin, Connie
  • Chapman, Suzanne
  • Clark, Paula
  • Claus, Ellie
  • Coggeshall, Ethel
  • Coggeshall, Caroline and David
  • Coggeshall, Melora
  • Collins, Robert and Judy
  • Conroy, Martin
  • Conway, Lisa and Gary
  • Cook, Bill and Toni
  • Coombs, Charles
  • Corbitt, Jeri
  • Cosgrove, Edward and Anne
  • Crane, Richard and Sandra
  • Crippen, J. Patrick
  • Crocker, Roderick and Judy
  • Crowell, Joel and Beth
  • Crowley, Jackie
  • Curtis, Jonathan
  • Davis, Phyllis
  • Dee, Christian and Nicola
  • Detjens, Philip and Deirdre
  • Donovan, Mary Ann
  • Downs, Mike and Cindy
  • Draper, John and Lucy
  • Driscoll, Jeanne
  • Duprey, Andre and Carlene
  • Ehret, Christine
  • Eleftherakis, Peter and Susan
  • Elliot, Ben and Lay, Marcia
  • Enable Hope Foundation
  • Fantini, George and Carolyn
  • Farrenkopf, Craig and Joan
  • Fenney, Dr. and Mary Anne
  • Fiset, Don and Judy
  • Fiske, Phineas
  • Fitzgerald, Paul and Bunny
  • Frazee, Bob and Alexena
  • Freitas, Caroline
  • French, Rich and Sue
  • Fuller, Chick and Marilyn
  • Gabel, Ronald and Laurel
  • Gabriel, Ann
  • Gallagher, Frederick and Ellin
  • Galvin, Grace
  • Genest, Jack and Suzy
  • George, Lloyd and Linda
  • Gifford, Connor
  • Glennon, Karen
  • Glickman, Jeff and Mindy
  • Godin, Henry
  • Golden, William and Adele
  • Goldstein, Bea
  • Greer, Nancy
  • Guill, Gene and Susan
  • Guzikowski, Martha
  • Handy, Ned and Peg
  • Hawkins, Richard and Ferguson, Marian
  • Hazard, Gerald and Anne
  • Heaslip, Steve and Holly
  • Heisler, Dale and Shauna
  • Henson, Roger and Dianna
  • Hibben, Gretchen
  • Hickey, Maired and Robert
  • Himstead, Joan
  • Hinckley, Helen
  • Hinckley, Clark
  • Housman, Ted and Margaret
  • Howland, Louise
  • Huguley, Arthur and Heidi
  • Hunsaker, Jamie and Lee
  • Hurwitch, John and Magruder, Blue
  • Hutchinson, Robert
  • Iversen, Jean
  • Ives, Elizabeth
  • Jones, Julie
  • Kaess, Walter
  • Kearns, Noel
  • Kelly, Suzanne
  • Kelly, Jeanne
  • Kenyon, Richard and Kathleen
  • Kevorkian, Barry and Joyce
  • Kimball, Molly
  • King, Paula
  • Kovatch, George and Susan
  • Kraus, Jon and Wilma
  • Kruschwitz, Kate
  • Kula, Paul and Ginny
  • Laban, George
  • Lajoie, Sheryl and Brian
  • Lamb, Rick and Nancy
  • Lamkin, Mona
  • Landy, Phillip
  • Lathrop Friedman, Pamela
  • Lauzon, Raymond and Myrna
  • Lavery, Bob and Pat
  • Lewis, Farley
  • Lewis, Jon and Eliza
  • Lewis, Karen
  • Lickfield, William and Tamara
  • Littlefield, John and Susie
  • Long, Philip and Whitney
  • Lothropp Family Foundation
  • Loughran, Meg and Pat
  • Lowrie, Ted and Kathy
  • Luban, Dr. Naomi
  • Lyman, Joanne
  • Machado, Gayle
  • Macleod, Marilyn
  • Magner, Paul and Carole
  • Magruder, Elizabeth
  • Maguire, Timothy and Susan
  • Mangan, Jim and Deborah
  • Mark, Dorothy
  • Markel Corporation
  • Martin, David and Susan
  • Martin, Diane
  • Masterson, Greg
  • Mastromauro, Frank and Jan
  • Mathewson, Hub
  • Matosky, Marian
  • McAuley, James and Linda
  • McCarthy, Mary
  • Medeiros, James and Geraldine
  • Merck Foundation
  • Meyer, Rob and Anne
  • Minehart, David and Sharon
  • Moeller, Susan
  • Moore, Christopher and Diana
  • Morales, Harry and Kerin
  • Morse, Diana
  • Morse, Richard and Newell, Betsy
  • Morton, Roy and Elizabeth
  • Muccio, Craig
  • Mullen, Thomas
  • Mullin, Regina
  • Munsell, Dave and Diane
  • Musselman, Steve and Rosanna
  • Nelson, Cy and Weezie
  • Nelson, Phillip and Richardson, Molly
  • Newman, Arlene
  • Nichol, Margaret
  • Nichols, Mark
  • Nicholson, William and Cornelia
  • Nober, Linda
  • North, Elisabeth
  • O'Neill, Mary
  • Olcott, Jack and Judith
  • Parke, Rob and Bev
  • Pastva, Cathy and Gary
  • Patel, Shirish
  • Patrick, Miya
  • Pearl, Richard and Janet
  • Perera, Ronald and Judith
  • Peterson, Kristin
  • Philbrick, Thomas
  • Phillips, David and Susan
  • Pipe, Elaine
  • Powers, Andy and Sue
  • Price, Edward and Valerie
  • Prince, Tom and Joyce
  • Prothero, Helen
  • Quinn, William and Marilyn
  • Rapp, Jan
  • Rehkamp, Thomas and Marsha
  • Rice, Robert and Dana
  • Richards, Bruce and Janet
  • Riley, Lisa
  • Ring, Ann
  • Robbins, Evelyn
  • Robinson, Ken and Lilla
  • Rosen, Issac and Cole, Cynthia
  • Rossman, James and Cummings, Lisa
  • Roy, Linda
  • Saling, Edward and Christy
  • Sapienza, Sally
  • Sawyer, Frederick
  • Scarafile, Peter and Judy
  • Schelter, Craig
  • Schiffer, Peggy and Noland, Sam
  • Schilpp, Fred
  • Schultz, Laura
  • Sciarappa, Dorothy and Moore, Andrea
  • Shaw, Lawrence
  • Silber, Jeffrey and Leary, Kristin
  • Silver, Tom and Helen
  • Silver Lake Technologies
  • Silvia, Ron and Kathy
  • Skopek, Ann
  • Smith, Jey
  • Smith, Carol
  • Smith, William and Brown, Marcia
  • Soponis, Mento and Gayling
  • Souza, William and Elizabeth
  • Squyres, Mary Anne
  • Stacy, Monika
  • Stafford, Albert and Jean
  • Staples, Judith
  • Stein, Bernard
  • Stewart, Irving
  • Stewart, Robbie and Prudy
  • Stolte, Robert and Shirley
  • Sturgis, Ellen
  • Taylor, Maureen
  • Temkin, Ellen
  • Temple, John and Miller, Ann
  • Thompson, Rev. and Mrs. Thompson
  • Tirrell, Frederick and Julie
  • Tolliver, Roy and Kathy
  • Torrance, Ama
  • Trisko, Joan
  • True, Roger
  • Tyson, Brian and Lauren
  • Van Buren, Wayne and Patricia
  • Vaughan, Patrick and Julia
  • Vetorino, Peg
  • Vonnegut, Edie and Squibb, John
  • Wagenblass, Peter and Christine
  • Walters, Barbara
  • Ware, Paul and Susan
  • Watson, Serena
  • Weaver, Esta
  • Webb, Sarah
  • Weber, David and Carole
  • Weinblatt, Herbert and Anita
  • Werner, Michael
  • West, Peter and Debbie
  • Wheeler, Betsy
  • Whitmore, Steve
  • Wilker-Manfredonia, Leslie
  • Williams, Gary
  • Willman, Phyllis
  • Wirtanen, Edward and Jeanne
  • Wirtanen, Mark and Reilly, Terrie
  • Withers, Mareda
  • Wolfe, Clifton
  • Wolfe, Chester and Curran, Barbara
  • Wood, Marie
  • Woodruff, Donald and Carol
  • Wright, Joan
  • Young, Jacquelyn

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