4/12/21 Note from the Executive Director - Summer Learning 2021

Hello Friends,

First and foremost, our very sincere thanks for your past support of the West Palm Beach Library Foundation. Because of our generous donors, we can continue to support the programs, services, and resources of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach for over 100,000 patrons.

Secondly, I wanted to ask for your help in sponsoring the Library’s Summer Learning 2021.  Summer learning is always an important tool in helping our children to prevent the dreaded academic “summer slide.”  The pandemic caused so many students to face unprecedented challenges with their schooling and learning over the past year; but the Library is more committed than ever to helping our local students excel in their studies. 

The Library is offering students several critical summer programs for children and teens that you can support:

  • Small-group tutoring by certified teachers for at least 75 students each week to help further academic studies.
  • A reading program that provides gift books for upwards of 3,000 children (K-12) to foster a love of reading and help build home libraries.
  • Activities to keep kids motivated and engaged including art, fitness, science, dance, crafting, technology, music, and more.

Your support of the Foundation will have a significant impact on our local children and teens. 

Much of the library’s outreach is focused on underrepresented residents who live in neighborhoods geographically nearest to the library, with a lower median household income and higher poverty level than that of the overall City.  The Library is dedicated to serving our residents in need and removing barriers to learning, making its FREE programs and services that much more important. 

How will your donation help Summer Learning 2021?

Any contribution is valued and appreciated, but here are a few examples of how your gift will support students at the Library this summer:

  • $100 will provide gift books for 20 students in the Summer Reading Program
  • $200 will provide 10 Get Ready for Kindergarten Kits
  • $300 will sponsor a session of small group tutoring during Summer Learning 2021
  • $400 will fund a teacher for one-week, for Summer Learning 2021

Year-round, the Mandel Public Library is an educational oasis for our area youth that helps to encourage students, fill learning gaps, and make learning fun.  I hope the West Palm Beach Library Foundation can count on your continued support so that together we can foster our exceptional local students.

Thank you for supporting your city library.

Dean W. Dimke
Executive Director

Phone: 561-868-7793
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