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11-6-12 Friends of Pine Island Library Day

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11-6-12 Friends of Pine Island Library Day
For 50 years the Greater Pine Island Library has served the residents of Bokeelia, St. James City, Pineland and Matlacha; and Whereas: The Friends of the Pine Island Library has existed for 30 years; and Whereas: The Friends raise money for their libraries in order to provide the resources for additional programming for adults and children, much-needed equipment, support for children’s summer reading programs, required computer access for many state programs, and special events throughout the year; and Whereas: The Friends sponsor author presentations; provide funding for volunteer recognition; promote the use of the Pine Island Library; and support the Lee County Reading Festival; and Whereas: The Friends have developed and promote “Books for Hungry Minds,” a project that collects and distributes books to children on Pine Island; and Whereas: The Friends have raised more than $135,000 to help their library be all it can be for the patrons and community; and Whereas: The volunteerism and commitment of the Friends to their library sets an example for the betterment of our communities in this economic climate; and Whereas: The Friends of the Pine Island Library and the library itself will be celebrating decades of support and service on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the library with authors, music, refreshments, children’s activities and more. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, does hereby proclaim Nov. 14, 2012, as: FRIENDS OF THE PINE ISLAND LIBRARY DAY in Lee County and urge all of its residents to recognize the importance by making a commitment to their library for the good of the entire community.