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What We Do

The Library Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that works to support Manatee County's Libraries by raising private funds to supplement county tax support. We believe the Manatee County Public Libraries are vital to the success of our community. Our support strengthens the Libraries' ability to foster excellence today and tomorrow.

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Our History

Since 1985, the Library Foundation, Inc. has been providing essential support to the Manatee County Public Library system to enable it to delight our community with its prize-winning free services. The goals of the Manatee County Public Library system are to nurture imagination, promote lifelong learning, and enrich the community. With the direct support of Manatee County, the Library system has been providing services since 1914.

We welcome your support to continue this proud legacy.

Who We Are


Meet our dynamic group of community and business leaders whose shared passion and advocacy are helping to power Manatee County's Libraries toward excellence. 

Manatee Library Foundation
Board of Directors

Ex Officio Members

Tammy Parrott 

Library Services Manager

Lyn Begraft

Assistant Library Services Manager

Julie Perry

Friends Groups Liaison

Friends of the Anna Maria Island Library, President

Lee Washington

County Administrator, Acting 

Director of Community & Veterans Services


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