Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. The board is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers that raise money to benefit Mount Dora’s W.T. Bland Public Library. We could not do the work we do without your help! We are grateful for your continued generous support. Thanks to you, we were able to give $62,043 to the children’s area renovation and book refresh project for 2019. The renovation has been completed, and we could not be more excited to see the children enjoying the new area.


Your support made it possible to continue to sponsor many wonderful Library programs in 2019. We provided funding for 34 on-going programs, book purchases and supplies. This includes early learning story times 6 days a week, the Summer Learning Program and other special activities throughout the year, including major holidays.

“Shout for libraries. Shout for the young readers who use them.”

– Patrick Ness

Friends of the Library Board Members

Karen Beyer (Secretary)
Bonnie Hand
Cathy Henderson
Jean McGuire (Treasurer)  Bonnie McKay

Linda Paanenen
Bibi Rucker                                  Cheryl Schwyzer (Vice President) 
Robbie Sutton                                Lynn Tacher
Arliss Turner (President)