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Patricia Ann Bidding

Patricia Ann Bidding, American library director. Recipient Humanitarian award Seton House, Alabama, 1981, Team Service award Little Red Raiders, Shamokin, 1990; named Citizen of the Year, Ralpho All Home Day Association, Elysburg, 1993.


  • Bidding, Patricia Ann was born on May 18, 1947 in Ranshaw, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of James Henry and Esther Chesteria (Vinitski) Graham.

  • Education

    • Student, Writers Institute New York, 1979. Student, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1990.


    • Library. aide St. Anthony School, Ranshaw, 1965-1967. Library assistant St. Bede's Montgomery, Alabama, 1980-1981. Library technical Montgomery (Alabama) Catholic High School, 1981-1982.

      School library St. Edward School, Shamokin, Pennsylvania, 1982-1983, Queen of Peace School, Shamokin, 1983-1984. Assistant library Ralpho Township Public Library., Elysburg, Pennsylvania, 1985-1986, head library, 1987-1990, library director, since 1990. District member Pottsville (Pennsylvania) District Center, since 1985.


    • Author of poetry.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Founder Homebound Library. Service for Elderly and Disabled, 1989. Social director St. Anthony Parish, Ranshaw, since 1989.

    President Council Catholic Women, Deanery of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, since 1990. Member Association Catechists, Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, since 1990, consultation coordinator, since 1991. Sponsor Eagle Scout Award Program, Ralpho Library., since 1992.

    Member Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, St. Vincent DePaul Association.



    Journalism, poetry, reading, family and friends.


    • Married Solomon Paul Bidding, June 12, 1965. Children: Daniel, David, Patti.
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    Born May 18, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1979
      Writers Institute New York
    • 1990
      Northampton Community College
    • 1965 - 1967
      Library aide St. Anthony School
    • 1980 - 1981
      library assistant, St. Bede's Montgomery
      Alabama, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      library technical Montgomery (Alabama) Catholic High School
    • 1982 - 1983
      school library St. Edward School
      Shamokin, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      school library St. Edward School
      Shamokin, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1985 - 1986
      assistant, library Ralpho Township Public Library
      Elysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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