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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.


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


  • Other Work

    • Author of poetry.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: journalism, poetry, reading, family and friends.


Married Solomon Paul Bidding, June 12, 1965. Children: Daniel, David, Patti.

James Henry Graham

Esther Chesteria (Vinitski) Graham

Solomon Paul Bidding

Daniel Bidding

David Bidding

Patti Bidding