A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR GROUNDBREAKING!
December 15, 2021
What a beautiful day for the groundbreaking ceremony! Blue skies and a gentle breeze welcomed all the attendees to the event. Okay, there was some dirt in the air as Willis Smith Construction was hard at work preparing the ground but it didn’t spoil the day.
Commissioner Bellamy provided the invocation and Lee Washington, Interim Director of Neighborhood Services introduced the speakers. See Friends’ President Miller’s speech here.
Commissioner Baugh thanked the Friends for all their support and advocacy to bring this library to Lakewood Ranch.
Thanks to Bonny Rosser for her outstanding photography!
We invite you to find friends at the Lakewood Ranch Farmers Market on February 27 to meet two local authors. John Shanahan will be at our table from 10AM-Noon and Dr. Frank Gertcher will join us from Noon-2PM. Please take the time and come out to support the authors and the Friends of the East Manatee Library at Lakewood Ranch. The Farmers' Market is located at 1561 Lakefront Dr, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
The new branch will be located at at Rangeland Parkway (near Premier Sports Campus). It is designed to be approximately 50,000 square feet to accommodate the tremendous growth in the East County. Read more...