Following quickly on the heels of its successful kick-off event on January 29th, the St. Pete Beach Public Library received a challenge from an anonymous donor. The challenge is this:
if the Library’s Reimagine Renovation Campaign successfully raises $10,000 by March 15th, 2014, the donor will match that amount with a $10,000 contribution.
Campaign organizers are thrilled with the opportunity to get their campaign off to a great start and are busy getting the word out to area residents and Library supporters in the Pinellas County area. “We are very excited about this donor challenge so early in the fundraising campaign and are hopeful that many residents will take this opportunity to demonstrate their support for the Library’s renovation by contributing before the March 15th challenge goal deadline ,” said Muriel Desloovere, President of the Friends of the St. Pete Beach Library.
To date, $2,760 have been raised and organizers are looking to raise a further $7,240 in
order to meet the challenge goal by the March 15th deadline.
Donations may be made via mail or in-person:
City of St. Pete Beach LIBRARY, Reimagine Renovation Campaign
365 – 73rd Avenue
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706–1920
Credit card donations can only be made in person at the Library.
Visit www.stpetebeach.org/renovation.html for more details.
The Reimagine Renovation Campaign is a $700,000 fundraising effort for capital improvements in order to better meet the needs of today’s patron. To address this challenge, expansion/renovation plans have been developed that will improve the Library’s functionality, modernize the infrastructure, provide comfortable spaces for individual study, create a large community meeting space and develop a new children’s area.
The St. Pete Beach Public Library is a hub of community activity. In one year over 100,000 patrons visit the Library, over 150,000 resources are circulated, library staff answer over 14,000 questions and over 300 public programs are held.