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.
Thank you, Thelma Kuhn!
The Library Foundation sends a big thank you to the family of Thelma Kuhn, for a generous legacy contribution in her memory. Thelma passed away on October 30th, 2014. You can read more about Thelma and her love for the library by clicking here.
Mission Accomplished: Library Ready for an Upgrade
The photo above is of the $100,000 check being presented to the Manatee County Commissioners by the Library Foundation on June 2nd. The funding was raised to equip the libraries with a new operating system.
You can read more about how this new funding will strengthen our libraries by clicking here.
Learn more about the 2015 Arts & Lecture Series by clicking here.
Learn how you can Meet and Greet with the authors by clicking here.