The Giving Challenge Results!


UPDATE

Thanks to all your votes, we won the Best Photo Contest! Add another $250 to that total!


YOU ARE AMAZING!

YOU ARE OUR HEROES!

THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR FRIENDS!


Your gifts exceeded our expectations! An amazing $13,470 was raised with The Patterson Foundation match. The library staff will be able to purchase LEGO®  and DUPLO building bricks and Imagination Playground's Big Blue Blocks for the children's area of our new library THANKS TO YOU!

$1,500 was earned through prize awards so far! Special thanks to our amazing videographers Kevin and Janet Allen for creating our award-winning video.

Hugs to everyone who supported the Friends at Slim Chickens on April 9th and to their amazing staff being our business partner! To our volunteers who "worked the table" ~~ THANK YOU: Susan S., Barbara P, Kathy H, Ruth C, Faith K. Thank you to our library staff members, Tiffany and Hayley for making buttons with children (and adults too) and creating the manatees and chicks on the 3-D printer! Everyone had so much FUN!

The Friends of the Lakewood Ranch Library are grateful for your support of our new library and your commitment to make it the best center for learning and community activity!



The Giving Challenge Video 2024 | Friends of the Lakewood Ranch Library

The Giving Challenge 2024

THANK YOU TO OUR BUSINESS PATRON MEMBERS!

Marisa Bucci

David and Claire Charlson

Color It Up Painting, LLC

Fogg Sound DJ Entertainment & Event Lighting

Jennifer Klobuchar

Marcia Krajewski

Machuga Financial

Premier Home Watch and Concierge

Charles and Norma Slade

Slim Chickens

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Branch Updates

The new library branch is now open. 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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A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE LAKEWOOD RANCH LIBRARY  (REGISTRATION NO. CH57400) MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com

Founded in February 2017, the Friends of the Lakewood Ranch Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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