“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.”

July 2022 Donor Update

We especially want to thank you for your generous donations that support and encourage early reading and the continued love of reading. Your donations help the library staff to continually seek and provide the most creative programs for children, young people and adults possible. It is simply a success story in the making.

Our W.T. Bland Public Library is the second busiest library in Lake County, second only to Clermont. It is the only Lake County library to offer five unique story times each week, reaching nearly 1,000 children with its early literacy programming each month.

Thanks to your support, the Friends of the Library sponsors exciting and unusual lobby exhibits, such as the famous dinosaur exhibit every January, the popular Harry Potter Hogwarts experience and each June’s Summer Learning Program theme.

The Friends sponsor many early literacy initiatives, such as the Head Start Mount Dora monthly book distribution, holiday celebrations and book giveaways, including our popular annual Easter Egg Hunt, which drew over 500 people in attendance last April.

The Library’s ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ early literacy initiative surpassed 500 children enrolled in 2022, which is a remarkable feat! Thanks to your donations, the Friends’ sponsorship helps assure children receive a free new book at every 100th book read milestone.

 Thank you again for your past support,

Marcia Campbell
President, Friends of the Library – Mount Dora

P.S. Our children in Mount Dora are the future. Many of them depend on the support they get from our public library, so please send any gift today! You can donate online below.

The Friends of the Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so your donation is fully tax deductible.

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P.O. Box 3, Mount Dora, FL 32756


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W.T. Bland Public Library
1995 N. Donnelly St.
Mount Dora, FL 32757

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