Support the Library

You can support Manatee Library in different ways!  By joining one of the Friends of Manatee Library groups listed below, you can support the growth and development of library services and events.  You can also attend book sales and other fundraising events sponsored by the Friends groups and visit the standing book stores that many of the Friends groups have at Manatee Library locations.  

Click one of the links below to find out more information about the different membership levels and volunteer opportunities at your local Friends group.  In addition, the Library Foundation, Inc. encourages support of the library in order to fund those services not available through traditional tax-base funding.


The Library Foundation, Inc.
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1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West
Bradenton, FL 34205
[email protected]
(941) 216-8746

central library friends

Friends of the Central Library
1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West
Bradenton, FL 34205
941-748-5555  ext. 6325
[email protected]

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Friends of the Braden River Library
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4915 53rd Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203

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Friends of the Lakewood Ranch Library
Website |
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[email protected]
16410 Rangeland Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211

Island Library logo
Friends of the Island Library
Website | Facebook

5701 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217

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Palmetto Friends of the Library
923 6th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221

rocky bluff friends

Friends of the Rocky Bluff Branch Library
Website | Facebook | Instagram

6750 US Highway 301 North
Ellenton, FL 34222

south manatee friends

Friends of the South Manatee Library 
Website | Facebook
6081 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207