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 



Upcoming Events

Branch Updates

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...

Volunteer

It's a good feeling to give back to your community. The Friends of the East Manatee Library at LWR is seeking members for the board of directors. Email us to get involved.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE EAST MANATEE LIBRARY AT LWR (REGISTRATION NO. CH57400) MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com

Founded in February 2017, the Friends of the East Manatee Library at Lakewood Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Learn more here.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software
Questions? Send us an email.