Seniors, parents and children turned out in large numbers for the 20th anniversary celebration of the South County Regional Library on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The event included music, face-painting and a variety of fun activities for the children, as well as cake for everyone.
Among the special guests were Senator Lizbeth Benaquisto, Mayor Nick Batos, and Councilmember Jim Boesch.
The Mayor read a Proclamation acknowledging the history of the library and the fact that the Friends of the South County Regional Library (FOSCRL) have been encouraging the residents of Estero to visit the library to take advantage of all of the resources available to those who walk through its doors.
The FOSCRL is a community-based, volunteer organization founded in 2004. Their mission is to raise awareness of South County Regional Library as a cultural and educational asset in the community by enhancing programming and services through development of supplemental financial resources.
South County Regional Library opened at the 21100 Three Oaks Parkway location in 1996 and serves Estero and surrounding communities. The library houses the Lee County Bookmobile which brings the resources of the Lee County Library System to underserved Lee County communities.