The Friends group enhances the resources and services of the Rocky Bluff Library for the residents of Northeast Manatee County by supporting the library through financial and volunteer assistance.
The Friends are a very active group of fun and passionate supporters of the Rocky Bluff Library. We need your participation in all aspects of the Friends activities. You are welcome to become a member, a donor, a volunteer or all three. Come join us as we support the Library's service to the community.
The Rocky Bluff Library provides access to numerous Clubs and group activities. The Friends are committed to ensuring the Library has the resources it needs to offer as many of these as possible. Some of the current offerings we support are:
There are always a number of projects in the works at the Library that the Friends group is responsible for. These activities are a way to get involved and help in an area you feel passionate about. Some of the current projects underway are:
The Library is always evolving to offer the best access to a variety of resources for the community. The Friends of Rocky Bluff Library host multiple fund raising events a year in order to help with capital improvements both large and small. Some of the past projects funded by the Friends Group include:
We extend our support for the whole of the Manatee County Library System through our partnerships with all Friends groups in Manatee County. Through collaboration with these other Friends groups we also lend support for broader county events and functions.
Your membership helps to strengthen our library and promote the belief that strong public libraries are essential to making our community an even better place to live.
Library patrons have seen the changes in our library which have been funded by our Friends group. Your donations have done much to improve our beautiful facility and the services of Rocky Bluff Library.
To volunteer with Friends, your only qualifications are that you must be, or become, a Friends of Rocky Bluff Library member, and that you are interested in furthering the mission of Friends.
There are several easy ways for our business community to become a Sponsor of the Friends of Rocky Bluff Library and offer assistance.
All corporate activity of the Friends is under the management of the Board of Directors led by the Executive Committee. The Board of Directors consists of the Executive Committee and not less than five (5) or more than twenty one (21) total members. The head librarian of Rocky Bluff Library is an Ex-Officio member of the Board.
At-Large Board Members
Through our affiliation with the Giving Partner, the friends participates in fund raising efforts and is therefore eligible for grants funded by the Giving Partners. For a deeper look at Friends of Rocky Bluff financials and annual programs please visit the Giving Partner link provided.
The Manatee County Library Foundation is a charitable organization supporting all libraries in Manatee County. Through the Friends affiliation with the foundation we ensure the needs of each library are met. For further information regarding the mission of the Library Foundation please visit the link provided.
Through our collaboration with the Manatee County Library System, the Friends of Rocky Bluff Library ensure the goals and the charter of our county libraries meet the needs of the community. For more information about the County Library System, please visit their site.
Friends of Rocky Bluff Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the State of Florida. Your contribution may be tax deductible.
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