FRIENDS ACCEPT CHALLENGE TO RAISE FUNDS
FOR OPENING DAY COLLECTION
Manatee County is building the seventh library branch at 16410 Rangeland Pkwy in Lakewood Ranch. The County is funding the cost of construction, $17.3 million, and budgeted $580,000 for collections. Throughout the construction process, additional shelving was incorporated into the plans, allowing for a larger opening day collection, now anticipated to cost $990,000. The Friends of the Lakewood Ranch Library accepted a challenge to raise $410,000. The Fill the Shelves Campaign will bridge the gap to purchase the opening day collection. Donations received will be used to purchase toddler board books, children’s young readers, young adult books, large print materials along with multicultural and bilingual books to serve the entire Manatee County library system.
If you would like more information, please contact board president, Sue Ann Miller, Ed. D.
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The new library branch is currently under construction. It is located at 16410 Rangeland Parkway (near Premier Sports Campus) in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. It is designed to be approximately 50,000 square feet to accommodate the tremendous growth in East Manatee County. Read more...
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