BRADENTON — Manatee County children will be the beneficiaries of nearly $215,000 raised at the Manatee Library Foundation’s Bookends event with John Grisham and Stephen King.
Foundation board members voted to contribute $161,000 to the library to hire a full-time literacy coordinator for 2016 and 2017. The money...Read More »
We’re glad to see that Molly aka the Thing of Evil is enjoying...Read More »
It was June 2nd when the Library Foundation presented the Manatee County Public Library System with $100,000 to purchase a new operating system that would delight all library users. Today (October 1st, 2015) the library unveils its new,...Read More »
The Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) is recognizing four leaders with its “Library Champion Award.” The recipients are nominated by library leaders around the TBLC region and awards are granted to recognize elected or appointed officials who have...Read More »
By: Bradenton Herald Editorial
Star power indeed. Last January, the Manatee Library Foundation scored a major coup by enticing Stephen King to hold court at the organization’s annual author event, raising a record $100,000. This coming January, the foundation pushed the bar even higher, perhaps out of sight. John Grisham will...Read More »
Flash Fiction – definition:
- fiction that is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer in its entirety.
A New Writing Contest is here.
The deadline for entry in Flash Fiction 2015 closed on November 15th, 2015. Stay tuned for...Read More »
BookEnds Wrap Up
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.
She was a library enthusiast, spending a great deal of time volunteering for...Read More »
By Wendy Dewhurst, BlahBlahBlahOnline.com
If you haven’t been attending the Manatee Library Foundation Arts & Lecture Series you are missing out!! Mondays Arts & Lecture Series featured national best selling author Jeff Lindsay. He is the author of seven national best sellers and the smashing hit show Dexter was based...Read More »
New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lindsay, creator of the hit TV drama series Dexter, will speak Monday, July 13 at 6 p.m., at the Arts & Lecture Series, co-sponsored by The Library Foundation, Inc., and the Manatee...Read More »
The photo above is of the $100,000 check being presented to the Manatee County Commissioners by the Library Foundation on June 2nd. The Library Foundation officers and board members delivered it on time, assuring the community that our new library operating...Read More »
By MEGHIN DELANEY
BRADENTON — A normally serene location, the third-floor of the newly renovated Manatee County Central Library shook Thursday with the vibration of more than 180 Rogers Garden Elementary School children singing: “Take me out to the ball game.”
Students toured the library, signed up...Read More »
Lisa Unger kicked off this year’s Arts and Lecture Series at the Manatee Performing Arts Center this past Monday evening. Thanks to all of those that made it out to hear Lisa and a special thanks to Lisa for joining us! The event in its...Read More »
A pilot literacy program entitled the “Marauders’ Library Readers Program”, highlighting baseball as an interdisciplinary “text” for learning to read will be launched at Rogers Garden Elementary School, involving the Manatee County Public...Read More »
According to Anne and Eugene Beckstein, generous community donors…
“With the internet, we both thought need for the library was declining. Were we wrong! We are proud to help more people...Read More »
Dea’Ndrea Mathis, from Southeast High School, participated in the “Library of the Future” contest to win a ticket to An Evening with Stephen King. She was one of four students selected by her school because she designed, drew, and framed a commemoration of...Read More »
“Best place to see Stephen King talk about Stephen King novels.”
By: Bill Church, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Movoto.com, a real-estate blog with a different spin, has used lists to create oh-so-unique buzz.
If you believe the latest crunched data, Sarasota and Bradenton are among the nerdiest...Read More »
By: Sara Kennedy, Bradenton Herald
BRADENTON — A pop-up computer lab is slated to open Monday near the Bradenton Central Library for patrons affected by the library’s Feb. 1 closing for renovations.
The computer lab, called the Library Annex, is at 321 15th St. W.,...Read More »
You can view the Evening with Stephen King event in its entirety below. Sign-up for our mailing list to receive information about upcoming events (like this one) and Foundation news by completing the form to the right....Read More »
January 7, 2015
LAKEWOOD RANCH — It was just a single paragraph of 250 written words, but because of its style, intrigue and ending twist, Bradenton resident Charles Schlotter landed a coveted front-row seat to an “Evening with Stephen King”...Read More »
Manatee County Library Foundation on royal mission with King assisting
BY BRADENTON HERALD EDITORIAL
August 22, 2014
Manatee County is blessed with a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for residents to pursue their interests and discover new worlds.
The Library Foundation, a rather generic term for a model support system,...Read More »
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Congratulations to the Manatee Library Foundation for securing Stephen King as its speaker to help raise funds for a new operating system for the Manatee County Library system. As a sister library foundation, we support its efforts and share the common goal of ensuring the viability...Read More »
Editorial: Manatee library’s star power
Author King’s involvement speaks to the value of expanded access
Published: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 1:00 a.m.
If they had played a few friendly hands of poker, the folks at the Manatee Library Foundation could have told their counterparts in Sarasota: We’ll see your Carl Hiaasen and...Read More »
By Dale White
MANATEE COUNTY — While autographing books for his fans at Bookstore1Sarasota in March, famed writer Stephen King received a hand-delivered letter from a friend of Manatee Library Foundation President Jane Plitt.
In that note, Plitt appealed to the bestselling author to help the foundation raise...Read More »