Thanks to an exuberant group of community donors, the St. Pete Beach Library’s $10,000 donor challenge has been met. Many early adopters hear the $10,000 challenge announcement and heeded the call. Donations exceeding the necessary $10,000 came in ahead of the March 15th deadline. During the 7-week challenge timeframe, $16,250 in donations were received. As of today, the Reimagine Renovation Campaign has raised just over $32,000. It is a good start for a campaign that will continue into 2015, with the goal of raising $700,000 for the Library expansion and renovation project.
A grant application will be submitted this month to the State seeking SPB Library project funding from the Public Library Construction Grant Program in FY2015. Also, a resolution regarding support for the project is on the agenda for the City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 25, starting at 6 pm with the swearing in of the newly-elected commissioners.
This early success at fundraising has further energized our campaign organizers who realize that this is only the initial milestone in what will be an extended community enterprise. A team of volunteers will be at several upcoming community events to solicit donations and inform community residents about the project. We look forward to meeting attendees at local events and sharing our enthusiasm for the Library building project. The Library Administrator welcomes opportunities to speak with local civic groups and organizations about the project. Please contact Phyllis Ruscella at her email address or by phone with an invitation to make a presentation to your group.
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.