Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library Receives Capacity Building Grant

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The Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library knew its logo and website needed to be updated — noting that in 2021.

The website, had not evolved, it said in a recent news release.

“While the organization has indeed grown, its website had not evolved to meet current needs and expectations for better communication and outreach, especially given COVID-imposed limitations,” it said.

The board applied for, and received, a grant request through Community Foundation of Sarasota County to assist its website redevelopment. The $9,925 was approved in December, funded by The George J. and Alice Pugh Donor Advised Fund for $6,211, and the Edward K. Roberts Emerging Needs Fund for $3,714, the news release stated.

“We are delighted to receive this important gift, and we are now under contract with Sarasota-based web development and marketing firm, Rough and Ready Media, to redevelop, manage, and maintain our website. We are already impressed by this company’s professionalism. For example, they helped redesign our logo, a project underwritten by several generous Board members,” FOSSPL President Liz Napoli said in the news release.

Read the story in the North Port Sun