Volunteer of the Year


For Securing the Purchase of a new Children’s Bookmobile
that will serve the Children of Florence County,
now and for years to come,
The Friends of the Florence County Library
names the
Anonymous Children’s Bookmobile Donor,
Volunteer of the Year for 2020

 

An Inspiring Gift:

In July, the Friends and the Florence County Library made a public request for funds to secure the purchase of a new vehicle that would save the Children’s Bookmobile program.

And the miraculous happened: Within one day, a donor stepped forward with two amazing statements: They wished to donate the final $70,000, guaranteeing the purchase of a new Bookmobile—and they wished to remain anonymous. This generosity made the bookmobile a reality—the dream vehicle would be built.

The magnitude of this gift will only be realized in the decades to come. Over 6000 children’s books were checked out in the bookmobile’s last full-service year before COVID—books checked out to children who would otherwise not have access to books.

This new Children’s Bookmobile will be able to travel to many more facilities, including those in the most distant parts of the county, and to serve even more children every year for years to come.

The new vehicle is scheduled to arrive by the end of 2021.