Please consider supporting
the Reading Festival with a donation.
The Reading Festival is entirely reliant on sponsorships, grants,
and other donations. Every dollar is still critical! Even with the
great community support, we need your continued help. We keep
tightening our budget, but expenses are on the rise. We are
determined to deliver another superior experience in March.
Why support the Festival?
The Southwest Florida Reading Festival is the Lee County Library
System's annual signature event designed to enlighten the public
about the vast array of free resources available at their public
libraries and to promote reading and literacy. To our knowledge, no
other organization in southwest Florida offers anything comparable
to the Reading Festival. The Reading Festival teaches people the new
and innovative ways public libraries are meeting the needs of
residents and visitors alike.
In the current economic climate, people are in great need of free
assistance, computer and Internet use, and opportunities for
enjoyment, enlightenment and personal development. Programs and
services from the Lee County Library System help fill these needs,
building a literate community and improving the local standard of
living. Partnerships within the community enable each partner to
achieve results beyond what any single organization can accomplish
individually. The Lee County Library System partners with a host of
area organizations and businesses to produce the Reading Festival
and continually adds to its list of partners.
Ways you can help
Circle of Friends
Individuals and small businesses are invited to join our Circle of
Friends with donations in any amount from $5 to $1,000. Every
donation is significant, no matter the size. Donor names will be
listed on the Festival web site and in the Festival Guide. Your
donation helps us fulfill the Reading Festival mission of promoting
reading, literacy, library services, and community partnerships.
Business Sponsorship Opportunities
We welcome the chance to design a proposal that meets your
organization's philanthropic mission or integrated marketing goals.
Sponsorships start at $1,500 and sponsor benefits vary according to
level of giving. To discuss sponsorship opportunities or request a
proposal, please call the Festival Coordinator at 239.533.4826 or
send email to
Consider a donation to the Southwest Florida Reading Festival in
honor or in memory of someone - a thoughtful way to remember family
and friends. Use the "Donate Now" button and fill in the "Additional
Comments" section with the honoree's name, whether it is in memory
of or in honor of, and the name and address of the person to be
notified of the tribute.
About your donation
Lee County Library System is a county government agency: Federal tax
ID: 59-6000702. Your entire donation supports the Southwest Florida
Reading Festival, a free event open to the public.