A Library Champion
Congratulations Representative Jim Boyd for receiving the “Library Champion Award” from the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC). Rep. Boyd was one of four elected or appointed officials who have demonstrated exceptional support for libraries to receive the recognition. Last year, Rep. Boyd served as the Honorary Chairman and a major fund raiser for the phenomenal event, “An Evening with Stephen King”. Learn more about this honor and the TBLC by clicking here.
You are invited to become a sponsor of:
An Evening with Two Literary Giants
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016
State College of Florida’s Neel Performing Arts Center
Best-selling author John Grisham will be joined in conversation by renowned author Stephen King.
Tickets IF AVAILABLE will go on sale to the public October 15, 2015
Thank you for helping us raise
more than $9500 to
Double the Joy of Reading
Nearly 50% of all third graders in Manatee County cannot read at a 3rd grade level. However thanks to the power of community collaboration, the results of a recent pilot literacy study hold hope for changing that troubling statistic. The Marauders’ Library Readers Project, a new and innovative literacy program, helped to DOUBLE students’ knowledge of baseball, while building interest and skills in reading along the way. Read “The Results are In and the Students Win” to learn more about the astonishing results of this cutting-edge literacy program.
The Marauders’ Library Readers Project was made possible by a grant from the Manatee Community Foundation and the contribution of time, talent, and treasure from our enthusiastic library supporters.
Learn more about the 2015 Arts & Lecture Series by clicking here.
Learn how you can Meet and Greet with the authors by clicking here.