The Mandel Public Library: Delivering Vital Community Services in New Ways

This past year has been incredibly challenging. But through it all, the West Palm Beach Library Foundation has remained steadfast in our support of the Mandel Public Library’s mission to meet vital community needs for local families, children, and older adults.

From the outset of the pandemic, the library adapted swiftly to deliver their vital services, programs, and resources virtually. Digital participation in the library’s community programming and services has increased by over 50% in 2020, with an influx of new card holders eager to utilize its vast online services.

Our library changes lives and your generosity makes this possible.

Your donation opens doors to opportunities that would not otherwise be available for many in our community. With your help, we can innovate and evolve to meet a diverse range of community needs.

Each day, the Mandel Public Library reaches thousands; consider the impact:

  • Young adults earn their high school diploma
  • Teens and adults receive job training
  • Seniors stay active with fitness classes, lectures, jazz concerts, and art classes
  • Teens are partnered with a mentor, learning new skills in job readiness programs, getting help with schoolwork, or just hang out with their friends in a safe space
  • Children and teens learn through homework assistance, music, arts and crafts, dance and more
  • Families connect during storytimes, baby yoga, self-led activities, and special events

The Mandel Public Library AT HOMEThe above infographic provides an overview of how the library connected with more than 22,000 households in our community this summer and provided life-changing services, resources, and programs. The library provides our children, teens, and adults with endless opportunities for learning, growth, enrichment, inspiration, entertainment, and so much more.

Palm Beach Post Article Library Meets ChallengeClick HERE for an article that was published this September and details how the library pivoted to meet the needs of our community through these most challenging times.

Thank you for your past support. Please continue to make our work possible by making a gift to the West Palm Beach Library Foundation. Your generosity creates opportunities for children to excel and adults to thrive.

I also invite you to reach out to me directly to learn more about the Library Foundation, or to take a tour of the Mandel Public Library.

Stay safe and enjoy the holidays,

Dean W. Dimke
Executive Director
West Palm Beach Library Foundation