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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.

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