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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THANK YOU TO OUR FOUNDING FRIENDS AND BUSINESS PATRONS!

FOUNDING FRIENDS

Rudy and Lurdes Agatep

Alice Ann Baumann

Steve and Kris Borkenhagen

Chad and Janet Brower

Renato Carotti

Bree Goldberg

Ben and Erin Jones

Jim and Barbra Kaprielian

Leiberick Family

Belinda Lyle

Renee Martone-Cecil
Sue Ann Miller, Ed. D.

Carolyn Lowry-Nation

Regina Negrycz

Drs. Janice and Michael Novello

Harvey and Sheila Shifrin
Jim and Maureen West

BUSINESS PATRONS

Christine Baumann Interiors, LLC

Tom Bleakley, Author

Marcia Krajewski

Alan and Charlotte Miller

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Branch Updates

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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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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