Multimedia Library Corner Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

South Manatee Library to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Multimedia Corner
Posted on 08/29/2018
Multimedia cornerSouth Manatee Library will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 13, celebrating the opening of its new library multimedia corner made possible by a WEDU PBS Phyllis A. Ensign Library Corner Grant.

The library corner grant is one way WEDU is honoring Ensign’s $4 million donation to the station made in November 2015 to support the creation of a new local series, pay for internships and provide educational equipment and supplies for teacher workshops and community outreach.

At least 16 multimedia library corners are being provided to libraries throughout WEDU’s 16-County viewing area in Ensign’s name. The first six library corners at Lake Wales, Safety Harbor, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Mulberry and Tampa public libraries have already opened. In addition to South Manatee, Hardee Library will be opening this Fall.

People of all ages are invited to attend South Manatee’s ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 13, which will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 PM, and will feature a special appearance by Super Why, the television character who gives children the power to read.

Glenda Lammers, Library Services Assistant Manager, is happy that one of the six libraries of the Manatee County Public Library System will be getting the corner.

“We are honored to have been selected by WEDU as the recipient of the library corner. Mrs. Ensign’s love of reading, love of children and love of libraries is a wonderful legacy we are happy to share,” said Lammers.

South Manatee Library is located at 6081 26th Street West, Bradenton 34207. For more information, please contact Kelly Foster at kelly.foster@mymanatee.org or 941-748-5555, x6307.

About the Manatee County Public Library System: The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and two-time Innovation winner, the Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community and visitors through a wide range of educational and technological resources and programs at six facilities in downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk), the east county region, the south county area, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and Ellenton. This past year, Manatee Libraries was visited by nearly 850,000 customers who made use of its resources over 3.9 million times (a record high). Downloads of their digital ebook/eaudio/movies have continued to double each year, while technical training and computer assistance were up 16%. The 47,000 customers who attended their wide variety of informational and educational programs and events reflect an increase of 130% since 2006. Please contact Kelly Foster, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, at 941-748-5555, ext. 6307, for any additional information, or visit mymanatee.org/library and follow them at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @manalibraries. For more information about Manatee County Government, call 941-748-4501 or visit mymanatee.org, facebook.com/manatee.county.fl or twitter @ManateeGov

About WEDU: WEDU is West Central Florida’s PBS station reaching 16 counties through media platforms including on-air programming and online experiences that broaden horizons, transport and transform and open gateways to new ideas and new worlds. Financially supported by the community, the organization offers a wealth of award-winning inspirational, educational and enlightening content over a variety of multi-media platforms including television programming, station website and various social media platforms, monthly member magazine Premiere, educational outreach activities and a myriad of special events. WEDU’s focus on the local community has resulted in the station being regarded as a beacon of trust for men, women, and children of every walk of life no matter their age, ethnicity or socio-economic status. WEDU PBS is a treasured community resource; a window to the world for the homebound and a vital educational source for the youngest members of society. WEDU prides itself on its position in the Tampa Bay community as a leader, partner, informed citizen and a member of PBS, the most trusted institution in America (ORC International’s DualFrame CARAVAN, January 2018). For more information, program schedules or to support WEDU visit www.wedu.org; WEDU Public Media on Facebook and Twitter (@wedupbs) or call (813) 254-9338.