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Friends of the Palm Beach Public Library System


3650 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach,  Florida     33406



Web Site:  www.pbclibrary.org/get-using-the-library/get-involved/friends-of-the-library
 

 

Mission

The purpose of the Friends of the Palm Beach County Public Library, Inc. shall be to focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs; to raise funds for scholarships and special projects; and to stimulate gifts to the collection, endowments and bequests; assist in the development of a program(s) for the extension and improvement of library services and resources to adequately serve the needs of the population of the Palm Beach County Public Library System; promote knowledge of the functions, resources and services of the Library; engage in fundraising activities; and sponsor programs designed to add to the cultural life of the County.


History

The Friends of the Palm Beach County Public Library, Inc. was formed in 1980 to be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and encourage and stimulate gifts of books, magazines, desirable collections, endowments and bequests to aid the needs of the Palm Beach County Library.


Programs/Projects

The Friends of the Palm Beach County Public Library, Inc., support cultural programs and activities for children and adults; focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs; administer the Ingrid A. Eckler Scholarship fund for library employees who are pursuing a Masters Degree in Library Science; and stimulate gifts to the collection, endowment and bequests.


Volunteerism:

Members of the Friends are involved in the community by volunteering for special events and book sales, encouraging friends and neighbors to donate used materials (books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, etc.) for resale at all branches, and serving in leadership roles by becoming a Board member. Members are also encouraged to support the organization financially through gifts and estate planning.



 

Objectives

Goal #1

Goal #1: To focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs.

Goal #2

Goal #2: To assist in the development of program(s) for the extension and improvement of library services and resources to adequately serve the needs of the Palm Beach County community.

Goal #3

Goal #3: Grant scholarships to make it possible for current and future library employees to pursue a Masters Degree in Library Science.


 

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Organization Ascribes to the Anti-discrimination Policy:
Yes




Geographic Area:

Palm Beach County

Population Served:

Children
Disabled
Elderly
General population
Low-income
Minority
Women

Interest Areas:

Arts and Culture
Community and Economic Development
Education
Confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S Community Foundations
700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | 561.659.6800