Show Your Support for Manatee County Libraries
Geek the Library
May 26, 2011
Geek the Library is a community-based public awareness campaign designed to highlight the vital role of public libraries in today’s challenging environment and raise awareness about the critical funding issues public libraries face.
The public library’s role in building strong communities is more important than ever—especially in a tough economy. But as library usage increases, and the pressure to expand services intensifies, many libraries simply don’t have the necessary funding to support the new demand. At the same time, most are experiencing flat or decreasing budgets.
Although millions of Americans enjoy public library resources, and understand the transformational role libraries play for individuals and communities, most people don’t know if their local library is adequately funded or that they have an influential role in how well their library is supported. The campaign is designed to help build public awareness that libraries need community support and adequate funding in order to remain strong.
Geek the Library is brought to you by OCLC, a non-profit library cooperative, and funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and from Manatee County Library Friends’ groups. Additional Funding for Geek the Library!!
The NEW Rocky Bluff Library is now open!
What an amazing turnout for Rocky Bluff's Open House on November 15...over 2,000 people came by to see their new library! The Geek the Library table was there and the Geek Board filled up fast. Patrons and staff alike were so happy to celebrate this new beginning...
LOCAL GEEKS! DICK VITALE! JAMIE GREGORICH!
Braden River Gets Their Geek On!
Check out this fantastic new Geek the Library video from the Braden River Library Teen Advisory Board!! Find out how these teens use the Manatee County Public Library to learn, grow, and get their geek on...