ST. PETE BEACH – Following quickly on the heels of its successful kickoff event Jan. 29, 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 15, the donor will match that amount with a $10,000 contribution.
“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 15 challenge goal deadline,” said Muriel Desloovere, president of the Friends of the St. Pete Beach Library.
To date, $2,760 has been raised and organizers are looking to raise an additional $7,240 to meet the challenge goal deadline.
Donations may be made via mail or in-person:
Mail checks to City of St. Pete Beach Library, Reimagine Renovation Campaign, 365 73rd Ave., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706–1920. Credit card donations can only be made in person at the library.
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.