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West Palm Beach Library Foundation

Public libraries are the sole community centers left in America. The degree to which a branch of the local library is connected to the larger culture is a reflection of the degree to which the community itself is connected to the larger culture.” – Russell Banks

Dear Friends,

As the new Executive Director of the Library Foundation, I have quickly come to understand and experience these meaningful words by celebrated American writer Russell Banks.  The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is much more than a building filled with books; it is vital institution that enriches and strengthens our local community.
Your generous support allows us to continue to provide an educational and inspirational center where children can excel and adults can thrive.  Gifts to the Foundation support these fundamental programs, services and resources for our community members who need them most.  
Every day, I witness magical moments at the Library that showcase the difference we are making in people’s lives:

Young adults continue their education and earn their High School diploma or earn a job thanks to our job training programs. 

Our senior community stays active with fitness classes and stays engaged by meeting friends for lectures, jazz concerts, and art classes.

Teens receive guidance from a mentor, learn new skills in job readiness programs, get help with schoolwork from certified teachers, or just hang out with their friends in a safe and creative space.

Children actively learn, discover and explore while doing homework or reading, and have fun with music, arts and crafts, dance and more.

Families connect with each other and meet new friends during storytime, baby yoga, self-lead activities and special events.
This Library is a Community Builder – the structure, the wonderful staff and the programs and resources offered are all aiding, encouraging and shaping our community in a remarkable and critical way!  The library serves over 760,000 people each year, providing our children, teens, and adults endless opportunities for learning, growth, enrichment, inspiration, entertainment and so much more.
We want you to be a Community Builder too.  Help us connect and strengthen West Palm Beach and our surrounding communities with your end-of-year gift.  Please consider a donation to the West Palm Beach Library Foundation so we can continue to make these magical moments happen for our community members.
To donate: 
  • visit
  • mail a check to WPB Library Foundation at 411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • call me at 561-868-7793
Wishing you Happy Holidays,
Tami Lesser
Executive Director,
West Palm Beach Library Foundation
Your investment makes a significant difference for thousands of people each day.
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