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FWD: An Opportunity to Help Sarasota [Florida] Public Library Staff

  • 1.  FWD: An Opportunity to Help Sarasota [Florida] Public Library Staff

    Posted 10-12-2022 13:25
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    Shared from The Library Foundation for Sarasota County



    The Library Foundation for Sarasota County has set up a link to help support the library employees as they recover from Hurricane Ian. Please read their message below for more details.


    TBLC will continue to share similar opportunities to support our region's libraries as recovery efforts continue. If you know of similar efforts to support library staff in other counties affected by the storm, please send them our way!



    During the last week many of you have reached out to ask about the status of our libraries after Hurricane Ian.


    There is mixed news. Two of our south county library branches cannot open due to damage. I am also sad to report that a number of library staff have been displaced from their homes.


    Library staff worked throughout the storm in the emergency shelters, contact centers, and have been helping to plan long-term recovery efforts. They are now returning to work so we can open our libraries, while dealing with the same storm-related challenges as everyone else.


    If you would like to help support library employees at this time, please consider making a donation here. The Board of Directors of the Library Foundation will match all donations, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.


    100% of your gift will go directly to library staff affected by Hurricane Ian.


    I will keep you posted as our libraries continue to recover. I'm grateful for your interest and support. 


    Alisa Mitchell

    Executive Director



    Three ways to give:


    Online: SarasotaLibraryFoundation.org/donate


    Mail: PO Box 17903

            Sarasota, FL 34276 

            (please indicate on your check that your gift is for hurricane relief)


    Call: 941.404.3139


    The Library Foundation for Sarasota County is a qualified tax exempt charity under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture Consumer Services under §496.405, Registration No. CH35489 


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