The mission of the Friends of the East Manatee Library at Lakewood Ranch is to support a new library and sustain its work for the continued enrichment of the people of Manatee County. This is accomplished by educating the community, advocating the need for an East Manatee County Library and providing funding for the library through public and private sources.
As a Manatee County Friends of the Library group, we support Manatee County Libraries. Our mission is focused on the planned East Manatee County library.
Manatee County funds are stretched to pay costs of Library facilities and staff salaries. The Friends provide funding for programs, equipment, and services that extend the educational and enrichment opportunities to our community.
The county will build our library near the Premier Sports Complex. This extends the library’s reach much further into East Manatee County than residents currently enjoy.
We are raising funds for the library to offer great community programs. More importantly, our efforts help create learning and fun for all ages.
Learn more about our fundraising events. Find what you enjoy and attend!
The programs needed in our community are delivered through fundraising. Our efforts help improve community library offerings so patrons have a wide array of options.
Learn more about the Friends of the East Manatee County Library at Lakewood Ranch here.