Addressing Legislators for Library Funding


I delivered the following 3-minute address to Senator George Gainer and Representative Brad Drake at the Washington County Legislative Delegation Meeting yesterday. My purpose was to ensure ongoing funding for Florida’s Multitype Library Cooperatives. Renae Rountree, the Director of Washington County Public Libraries, and PLAN’s Board President, was also present and spoke for State Aid for Libraries funding. Speakers were allowed three minutes to address the delegates.

“Good morning Senator Gainer and Representative Drake. My name is Charles Mayberry. I am the Executive Director of the Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN). Thank you for the opportunity to speak here today.

I’m here to thank you for your ongoing support for Florida’s five Library Cooperatives. Continue reading “Addressing Legislators for Library Funding”

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Santa Rosa Correctional Institute Books Project


Milton, FL (August 3, 2016) – Senator Greg Evers (District 2) partnered with the Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN) to provide more than 500 books to the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution’s re-entry program. The books were donated by libraries throughout the Florida Panhandle and were selected to support the educational needs of inmates working on their high-school equivalency diplomas. Continue reading “Santa Rosa Correctional Institute Books Project”

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