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Patricia Ann Bidding

library director

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.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Journalism, poetry, reading, family and friends.

Connections

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