Photo Opportunity: Friends of Beach Branch Library Donate $25,000 for City's Landscaping Project at the Branch (July 5, 2016)


Councilman Bill Gulliford and Neptune Beach Mayor Harriet Pruette to Speak at Groundbreaking/Check Presentation


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 5, 2016 – The Friends of the Beaches Branch Library will present a check for $25,000 to the

Jacksonville Public Library to enhance the City of Jacksonville's landscaping project at the branch. The project kicks off on

July 6, with a photo opportunity featuring a groundbreaking and check presentation in honor of the collaboration between

the Friends and the City.


WHEN:            Wednesday, July 6

              10 a.m.


WHERE:          Beaches Branch Library

              600 3rd St., Neptune Beach – 32266


Speakers at the event include Barbara Gubbin, Library Director; Josh Messinger, President of the Friends of the Beaches

Branch Library; Harriet Pruette, Neptune Beach Mayor; Councilman Bill Gulliford; and Sybil Ansbacher, Library Trustee.


Also on hand will be Mitch Reeves, Mayor of Atlantic Beach; Mark Wood, Past Chair of the Library Board of Trustees; Elaine

Brown, Neptune Beach mayoral candidate; and several other city officials and VIPs.


Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.


Details of the project can be found at the Beaches Branch Library, or by calling Chris Boivin at (904) 630-7595.

About the Friends of the Beaches Branch Library

The purpose of the Friends of the Beaches Branch Library is to stimulate public interest, understanding, and use of the

Beaches Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library, and to promote and develop programs to improve its services, resources,

and facilities. For more information about the Friends of the Beaches Branch Library, visit

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