The Giving Coast
BY BRITTANY MATTIE SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION
WEDNESDAY DEC 16, 2020
“Libraries want our assist.” It is a tagline that cuts to the chase and grabs your consideration – particularly in case you’re an avid reader and e-book lover by coronary heart. DreamLarge, the primary registered profit company (B Corp) on the Gulf Coast of Florida, noticed the communal and institutional sanctity of libraries as a vital entity to schooling and the neighborhood. And as newer applied sciences proceed to increase and provide us quicker, cheaper and extra accessible methods to learn and study, Sarasota County Libraries want backing greater than ever in right now’s screen-dominated society, a inventive means to showcase its distinctive, environmental and hands-on advantages to studying and studying.
On December 10, the DreamLarge group introduced the strategic rebrand and web site launch of the Library Basis for Sarasota County. After a number of months of working collectively, the organizations have developed a platform designed to assist the Library Basis higher help, educate and advocate for Sarasota County Public Libraries.By way of a catalytic funding by DreamLarge, the Basis has acquired a brand new, forward-looking model, web site and picture, giving it the instruments and techniques mandatory to raised obtain its mission of guaranteeing libraries are an indispensable neighborhood useful resource.
“Libraries are important to the well being of our neighborhood,” says Alisa Mitchell, Govt Director of Library Basis for Sarasota County. “This new model helps characterize the evolution of libraries as a platform designed to do good in the neighborhood – from merely being a spot for studying to being a spot that encourages accessible schooling, supplies social companies, and drives creativity and creativeness in numerous individuals,”
The Library Basis for Sarasota County was established slightly below a decade in the past on the assumption that nice communities deserve nice libraries. At present, the nonprofit group continues to boost personal donations to complement public tax help to maintain Sarasota’s libraries sturdy, progressive and accessible to all. By working carefully with the Sarasota County Library System, the county’s Library Advisory Board and with the assorted Pals’ organizations at every library department, the Basis is the brains behind regularly enhancing Sarasota’s well-established and welcoming library system. And now, due to DreamLarge, they’ve an immersive new web site and rebrand to point out off simply that.
“With this venture, we noticed an unimaginable alternative to develop a platform that would assist advance the dialogue of the Basis and the overarching significance of the library system in our neighborhood, particularly in a post-Covid world.” says Julia Groom, Director of Strategic Initiatives for DreamLarge. “At DreamLarge, we consider we now have an obligation to serve our neighborhood and we’re honored to have the ability to assist the Basis inform the story of how libraries are driving the neighborhood ahead at a time the place we run the chance of standing nonetheless.”
For extra data, or to learn to help the Library Basis of Sarasota County, go to sarasotalibraryfoundation.org.