JimandJaneThe 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 demonstrated exceptional support for libraries. The awards are our way to thank and honor those how have stepped up for libraries, help build those relationships, and encourage the honorees to keep up the great work.

Representative Jim Boyd – Rep. Boyd represents House District 71 including parts of Manatee and Sarasota Counties and been a strong library supporter. Rep. Boyd served as Honorary Chairman and a major fundraiser for the Manatee County Public Library’s hugely successful recent Stephen King fundraiser the proceeds of which are going for a new integrated library automation system.

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