First Bank offices in Manatee County will serve as donation sites for new and gently used books for Manatee Reads! Fall Annual Book Sale.
The book drive, which kicked off this summer, will culminate with the annual book sale on November 1 at First Bank’s Village Green branch located at 7051 Manatee Ave. W.
“We are so proud to host the fifth annual Manatee Reads! book sale,” said Anne Lee, First Bank Retail Banking President. “This event is a result of a lot of work from their organization, our First Bank employees and the wonderful generosity of our customers. I encourage everyone to donate books for this great cause that provides the gift of literacy to so many each year.”
From now until the middle of October, new and gently used books can be dropped off at the following First Bank locations:
– 2412 Cortez Road W.;
– 9819 Cortez Road W.;
– 4601 Manatee Avenue W.;
– 7051 Manatee Avenue W.;
– 415 53rd Avenue W.;
– 3005 53rd Avenue E.
- Longboat Key (Centre Shops 5390 Gulf of Mexico Drive)
- Palmetto (995 N. Haben Blvd.)
Lobby hours for the First Bank locations listed above are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Longboat Key (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). For additional information, please contact Manatee Reads! at 941-746-8197 or manatee-literacy.org/
Manatee Reads! is a volunteer-based non-profit community organization dedicated to increasing the level of the functional literacy of adults in Manatee County through teaching the English language skills of reading, writing, understanding and speaking English.
First Bank is one of the largest privately owned banks in the country with over $6.88 billion in assets and 129 locations in Florida, Illinois, California, and Missouri.