Read our FY2020 Annual Donor Report

As we approach the end of an extraordinary year, the Trustees of Sturgis Library would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you for helping Sturgis to continue to offer a welcoming space to all who come through our doors: a space for learning, enjoyment, new ideas and personal discovery.

Sturgis Library started the fiscal year in 2019 with an ambitious schedule of events that showcased the breadth of our engagement with the community. Highlights included the Vonnegut Reading Marathon, the Hydrangea Festival, a Falling for Sturgis Gala, and a Winter Solstice Celebration along with a variety of lectures, workshops and other programs. Then, when the pandemic struck unexpectedly in early 2020, the Library’s staff expertly pivoted to a period of working full-time from home before gradually reopening in accordance with statewide guidelines.  Today, Sturgis Library is open again for in-person visits (subject to the appropriate protocols), for curbside pick-up and for numerous on-line programs.

Navigating these uncertain waters would not have been possible without the remarkable dedication of our staff and volunteers, or without the commitment and generosity of our donors. One day we will be able to look back together, knowing that we did everything we could to support Sturgis Library during this challenging period. Thank you.

–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, book shop 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 at the Library 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 sturgislibrary@comcast.net.


Major Accomplishments & Projects, July 2019 through June 2020

  • Sturgis Library was awarded a number of special grants to enhance library programs and services to the community.
    • The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod awarded the Library a grant to fund a workshop in writing Flash Fiction.
    • The Kirkman Trust Fund of the Town of Barnstable granted us funds for the purchase of books, ebooks, and technology.
    • The Cobb Trust granted the Library funding for the purchase of library materials for the Summer Reading Program.
  • Our stone retaining wall was completed, and now protects the building from the eroding hillside.
  • The exterior of the building was repainted.
  • In the summer of 2019, we held a very popular Kurt Vonnegut Reading Marathon and related events over a long weekend.  The weekend included a lecture at Tales of Cape Cod by Vonnegut’s daughter Edie, a day-long marathon reading of Slaughterhouse-Five, a cocktail party, a doodling workshop, a panel discussion, and a Chowderfest.
  • We said farewell to Assistant Director Karen Horn.  Adult Services/Reference Librarian Corey Farrenkopf was appointed the new Assistant Director.  We welcomed new Youth Services Librarian Christy Munier and new Bookkeeper Polly Brazelton.
  • The Library provided notary services to dozens of visitors throughout the year.
  • We participated in the Cape-wide Hydrangea Festival in July of 2019, featuring  three local gardens.  We are grateful to our dedicated gardeners for opening their grounds for us to enjoy.
  • Prior to the pandemic, the Library sponsored many programs, exhibits, and events for adults, young adults, and children, including lectures, music and craft programs, writing workshops, sales of books, music, jewelry, plants and more, storytime, Lego Club, and other well-attended programs and events. We offered two sold-out Behind the Scenes Tours of the Library.  We held our first ever Winter Solstice Celebration, which was attended by over 150 people of all ages.  Together with the six other Barnstable village libraries, the Library participated in the 2019 collaborative Summer Reading Program.
  • In March of 2020 the Library closed to the public due to the pandemic.  All programs and events were cancelled for several months.  In May we resumed programming online using Zoom.  On May 18th, we began offering curbside pickup of library materials, and offered children and their families a storywalk in the front yard, as well as a takeaway craft each week.  Visitors could shop at our Ongoing plant sale and our Fresh Air Book Sale.  We offered a Seeds By Mail Program which was a huge hit.
  • The Library said goodbye to Board members Jeanie Hill, Suzy Genest, and Greg Williams.  We welcomed new Board members Lindy Coggeshall, Jenn Mullin, and Steve Whitmore.
  • Sturgis Library is grateful to its hardworking staff, Board of Trustees, volunteers, and most of all its library patrons and visitors, who support us throughout the year. The success of Sturgis Library is due to the people who enter its doors – to visit, to relax and read, do research, check out library materials, attend events, or to share a part of themselves with us. Many, many thanks.

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 FY2020. With the help of these special donors we were able to purchase materials to support the Barnstable Public Schools’ Summer Reading Program,  to sponsor engaging programs, fund discount museum passes, and more.  We have also received proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles, and honored family members and loved ones through memorial and honorary donations.  In addition, we have the Corporate Donor program in which businesses pledge to support the Library for three years or more and receive recognition on our corporate donor wall.  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 sturgislibrary@comcast.net so that we can correct our records. We thank all of our donors and supporters for their generous gifts to Sturgis Library.

FY2020 Special Donors are:

  • John Alberghini
  • Irene Antkowiak
  • Kathleen Armstrong
  • Craig and Margaret Ashworth
  • Carrie Bearse
  • Kathleen Benson and Robert Berry
  • Ellen Berman
  • Jeffrey Bilezikian
  • Richard and Susan Bloom
  • Loren and Katherine Burger
  • Ralph and Ginger Cahoon
  • Cape Cod Five Foundation
  • Cape Code Five Cents Savings Bank
  • Cape Associates
  • John Cartwright
  • CertaPro Painters of Cape Cod
  • Kathleen Charboneau
  • David Chase
  • Eleanor Claus
  • Clean Green
  • Clarke and Ethel Coggeshall
  • John Cohan
  • Katherine Converse
  • Gerald Coughlan
  • Elissa Crowley and Ken Olsen
  • Suzy Cummings
  • Laura De Blank
  • Vincent Defelice
  • Mary Ann Donovan
  • John and Christine Ehret
  • Chris Ehring
  • Fair Insurance Agency
  • Paul and Bunny Fitzgerald
  • Melissa Fox
  • Robert and Alexena Frazee
  • Joan Gallagher
  • Grace Galvin
  • Jack and Suzy Genest
  • Maureen Grantmont
  • Ronald and Mary Haley
  • Joe Harman
  • Sandra Harris
  • Gerald and Anne Hazard
  • Lee and Genevieve Hill
  • Helen Hinckley
  • John Hurwitch and Blue Magruder
  • Walter Kaess
  • Paula King
  • Kinlin Grover Real Estate
  • Knitter’s Guild of Cape Cod
  • Sheryl and Brian Lajoie
  • Paul and Wendy LaPine
  • Faye Levalle
  • John and Susie Littlefield
  • Lucy Loomis
  • Ted Lowrie and Kathy McShane
  • Carol Lummus
  • Bruce MacDonald
  • Elizabeth Magruder
  • Greg Masterson
  • Frank and Jan Mastromauro
  • James and Linda McAuley
  • Bett McCarthy
  • Jennifer Mullin
  • Cy and Weezie Nelson
  • Joanne Oconnell
  • Steven Oney
  • Rosemary Pace
  • Robert and Beverly Parke
  • Barry Paster
  • Sharon Qin
  • Lisa Riley
  • Randall Rosenburg
  • Alexandra Roy
  • Elizabeth Souza
  • Albert & Susan
  • Starkey
  • Robert and Prudy Stewart
  • John Temple and Ann Miller
  • Thefivedollarfoodie.com
  • Ginny Veras
  • Gardner Wallace
  • Monte Wallace
  • David Webster
  • Steve Whitmore
  • William and Carla Wieners
  • Greg and Marianne Williams
  • Paula Wilson
  • Joan Wright

Donors to the FY2020 Annual Fund

The individuals, businesses, and organizations listed below contributed to the Sturgis Library Annual Fund in FY2020, which ran from July 1, 2019 through June 30th, 2020.  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 sturgislibrary@comcast.net 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
  • Adams, Virginia
  • Albert, Donald and Donna
  • Aldhurst, Regina
  • Allen, David and Ruthanne Allen
  • Allen, Jane and Robert
  • Ansel, David
  • Ashworth, Craig and Margaret
  • Baker, Deborah and Benjamin
  • Banner, David and Lucy Banner
  • Barron, Melanie
  • Bearse, Scott
  • Bearse, Carrie
  • Benson, Kathleen and Berry, Robert
  • Berman, Roger
  • Bernard, Peggy
  • Blair, Patricia
  • Blair Hudak, Anne
  • Blatt, Karen
  • Blume, Ralph and Nancy
  • Bockhoff, Anne
  • Boocock, Roger and Helen
  • Boyle, Jane
  • Brandin, Kerry and Jan
  • Brosnan, Theresa
  • Brown, Vernon and Barbara
  • Buono, Harriet
  • Burger, Loren and Katherine
  • Burke, Jessica
  • Burrows, James
  • Cahoon, Ralph and Ginger
  • Cahoon, Richard and Carol
  • Cannon, Ted and Sue
  • Carey, Elizabeth
  • Carroll, Herbert and Mary
  • Carroll, John and Wendy
  • Carvounis, Lucas and Ms. B Braman
  • Chabot, Gary
  • Champion, Sara
  • Champlin, Constance
  • Clark, Richard and Paula
  • Claus, Eleanor
  • Coggeshall, Caroline
  • Coggeshall, Clarke and Ethel
  • Cole, Isaac and Cynthia
  • Cole, Judith
  • Collins, Robert and Judy
  • Conaway, Linda
  • Conroy, Martin
  • Cook, Bill and Toni
  • Cosgrove, Edward and Anne
  • Crane, Richard
  • Crippen, James
  • Crocker, Roderick and Judy
  • Crowell, Joel and Beth
  • Crowley, Jackie
  • Crowley, Ken and Elissa
  • Davis, Holbrook R.
  • Davis, Phyllis
  • De Ciccio, Jeffrey and Sharon
  • Dee, Christian and Nicola
  • Detjens, Philip and Deirdre
  • Doll, David and Julie
  • Dorman, Kenneth and Kathleen
  • Dornemann, Peter
  • Dowd, Rosalie
  • Dowdall, Lynne
  • Downs, Mike and Cindy
  • Driscoll, William and Jeanne
  • Duprey, Andre and Carlene
  • Eager, Charles and Sandra
  • Eleftherakis, Peter and Susan
  • Elliott, A. Lovell
  • Elliott, Ben and Lay, Marcia
  • Ellis, James and Joan
  • Exxon Mobile Foundation
  • Fallon, Peter
  • Farrenkopf, Craig and Joan
  • Fenney, William and Mary Anne
  • Ferretti, Elizabeth
  • Field, Maeve
  • Fiset, Donald and Judy
  • Fitzgerald, Paul and Bunny
  • Flores, John
  • Fortman, Matt
  • Frazee, Robert and Alexena
  • Freeman, Peter
  • Freitas, Caroline
  • Fuller, Charles and Marilyn Fuller
  • Gabel, Ronald and Laurel
  • Gabriel, Ann
  • Gallagher, Frederick and Ellin
  • Galvin, Grace
  • Gardner, Janice
  • Genest, Jack and Suzy
  • George, Lloyd and Linda
  • Germani, Americo and Virginia
  • Gerrier, Robert and Marie
  • Gibson, Diane
  • Gibson, Miles
  • Gifford, Connor
  • Golden, William and Adele
  • Goldstein, Jeffrey and Bea
  • Guill, Gene and Susan
  • Gunning, Thomas and Sally
  • Handy, Edward and Margaret
  • Hannah Lyons Bourne Fund
  • Hansen, Marjorie
  • Harden, Mike
  • Harris and Ringler Dental
  • Hawkins, Richard and Ferguson, Marian
  • Helms, Robert and Lynette
  • Hemeon, Jan and George
  • Hemr, William and Marjorie Hemr
  • Henson, Roger and Dianna
  • Hickey, Maired and Robert
  • Hill, Louise
  • Himstead, Joan
  • Hinckley, Helen
  • Hinckley, Clark
  • Hinkle, James and Hammer, Roy
  • Holcombe, William
  • Holmes, James
  • Hough, Robert
  • Housman, Ted and Margaret
  • Hughes, Patricia
  • Hunsaker, James and Lee
  • Hurto, Kenneth
  • Hurwitch, John and Magruder, Blue
  • Ives, Elizabeth
  • Jackson, Benjamin
  • Jones, Warren and Jeanne
  • Jones, Julie and Mulaire, Larry
  • Kaess, Walter
  • Kane, Margaret
  • Kaupp, Herbert and Rosemary
  • Kelly, Ilona
  • Kelly, Suzanne
  • Kelly, Jeanne
  • Kenyon, Richard
  • Kimball, Molly
  • King, John and Mary Ann
  • Klug, Steve
  • Kovatch, George and Susan
  • Lamb, Rick and Nancy
  • Langeland, Douglas and Dianne
  • LaPine, Paul and Wendy
  • Lathrop - Friedman, Pamela
  • Lavery, Robert and Pat
  • Lewis, Jon and Eliza
  • Lickfield, William and Tamara
  • Littlefield, John and Susie
  • Livingston, Susan
  • Long, Philip
  • Lothrop, John and Carol
  • Lothropp Family Foundation
  • Loughran, Patrick and Meg
  • Lowrie, Ted and McShane, Kathy
  • Luban, Naomi
  • Lundholm, William
  • Lyman, Joanne
  • Machado, Gayle
  • Macleod, Marilyn
  • Magner, Paul
  • Maguire, Timothy and Susan
  • Mangan, Deborah and Jim
  • Martin, David and Susan
  • Martin, Steven
  • Masi, Melody and Diana
  • Mastromauro, Frank and Jan
  • Mathewson, Herbert
  • McAuley, James and Linda
  • McCarthy, Mary
  • Medeiros, Edmund
  • Medeiros, James and Geraldine
  • Meyer, Robert
  • Minehart, David and Sharon
  • Moeller, Susan
  • Moore, Jeffrey
  • Moore, Christopher and Diana
  • Morales, Harry and Kerin
  • Morganstern, Nancy
  • Morin, Julius and Pamela
  • Morton, Roy and Elizabeth
  • Moser, Marcia
  • Mullen, Regina
  • Munsell, David and Diane
  • Musselman, Steve
  • Nelson, Philip and Molly
  • Nelson, Cy and Weezie
  • Newman, Arlene
  • Nichol, Margaret
  • Nickerson, Gary
  • Nober, Linda
  • Norton, Mary
  • O'Hare, Joanne
  • O`Leary, Robert
  • Orcutt, John and Sally
  • Otto, Paulette
  • Painter, Marion and William
  • Parke, Robert and Beverly
  • Parke, David
  • Pastva, Cathy
  • Patrick, Miya
  • Pearl, Richard and Janet
  • Penni, Suzanne
  • Perera, Ronald and Judith
  • Perrault, Michel and Anne
  • Phillips, David and Susan
  • Phinney, Frederick
  • Prince, Tom and Joyce
  • Prothero, Helen
  • Radkowski, Emily
  • Rapp, Jan
  • Reinhardt, Valerie
  • Revere, Avery
  • Richards, Bruce and Janice
  • Richardson, Elizabeth
  • Riley, Joan
  • Ring, Ann
  • Ringler, Neil and Sarah
  • Riordan, Arline and Cornelius
  • Risio, Nancy
  • Robbins, Evelyn
  • Robinson, Kenneth and Lilla
  • Robinson, Ronald
  • Rooney, John
  • Roy, Alexandra
  • Saling, Christy
  • Sato, Barbara
  • Scarafile, Peter and Judy
  • Scheid, Carol
  • Schelter, Elizabeth and Craig
  • Schiffer, Peggy and Sam
  • Schilpp, Fred and Pickman, Carolyn
  • Schlander, Joan and Minelli, Alan
  • Sciarappa, Dorothy and Moore, Andrea
  • Shea, Walter
  • Siegel, Paul and Ronnie
  • Silber, Jeffrey and Leary, Kristin
  • Smith, Carol
  • Smith, Jey
  • Stacy, Monika
  • Staples, Judith
  • Starr, Gordon and Greene-Starr, Sherry
  • Stein, Bernard
  • Sterling, Eliot and Joyce
  • Stewart, Irving
  • Stolte, Robert and Shirley
  • Stotts, Michael and Margaret
  • Sturgis, Barry and Nicole
  • Subramanian, Meera
  • Sweeney, Joseph and Alice
  • Thacher, Frank
  • Thayer, Larry and Margaret
  • Thompson, Paul and Sallie
  • Tirrell, Frederick and Julie
  • Tolliver, Roy and Katherine
  • Trisko, Joan
  • True, Roger
  • Turco, Carmela and Sheridan Gene
  • Turner, Beverly
  • Van Buren, Wayne and Patricia
  • Varblow, Cary
  • Vetorino, Peg
  • Vuilleumier, Louis
  • Waasdorp, Erica
  • Walters, Barbara
  • Ware, Paul and Susan
  • Weaver, Esta
  • Weber, David and Carole
  • Weinblatt, Anita
  • Wheeler Family
  • Whieldon, Lucille and Jeffrey
  • Wilker-Manfredonia, Leslie
  • Williams, Greg and Marianne
  • Willman, Phyllis
  • Wirtanen, Mark and Riley, Terrie
  • Wolfe, Clifton
  • Wood, Marie
  • Wright, Joan
  • Young, Jacquelyn
  • Conway, Lisa and Gary
  • Fiske, Phineas and Johanna
  • Kula, Paul and Ginny
  • Pease, Elizabeth
  • Quinn, William and Marilyn
  • West, Peter and Debbie
  • Whitmore, Steve
  • Williams, Gary
  • Temple, John and Miller, Ann