The Friends of the East Manatee Library at Lakewood Ranch supports the Manatee County Library System. We raise money to fund programs, training, specialized equipment and furnishings for our new library.
County funds have been approved and plans are underway for a new East Manatee County library. Its Lakewood Ranch location will benefit East County citizens with a much closer location.
The Friends is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We accept financial donations of any size to increase our ability to fund library needs. Our most important financial goal is to support the expected needs of our new library.
The Friends started as a grassroots organization to advocate for a new library to serve Lakewood Ranch. We are an all-volunteer group and welcome all who are interested to become a volunteer.