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Movers & Shakers: IBERIABANK Holds Used Book Drive to Benefit Libraries


BRADENTON – IBERIABANK, a 125-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, continues the “i Gives Back” community outreach program with a used book drive to benefit Friends of the Selby Public Library in Sarasota County and Friends of the Manatee County Public Library. 


Throughout the months of January and February, IBERIABANK will collect new or like-new fiction and non-fiction hard cover editions and paperbacks in addition to children’s books at our 10 area branch locations. All books will be given directly to the libraries to be used in several ways. Book titles that are needed within the public library system will be added to the county’s inventories. Paperback books and hard cover books not needed within the system will be sold at Friends of the Library book sales or sold in bulk to book wholesalers to help to fund library initiatives.


“It is so important that we continue to support our local libraries. Encouraging literacy and ongoing learning at any age will have a positive impact on our community both now and into the future,” said Andy Kirkman, Retail Market Manager for IBERIABANK. “Most of us have books sitting around our homes, and this book drive is the perfect opportunity to do some spring cleaning for a great cause.”


New and like-new books may be dropped off at any of IBERIABANK’s 10 Sarasota and Manatee county locations. Old reference materials, old magazines or well-worn items cannot be accepted.


Manatee County:

5310 State Road 64 East, Bradenton (941) 487-3050

6351 Manatee West, Bradenton (941) 795-4211

5844 14th Street West, Bradenton (941) 758-7800


Sarasota County

8181 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (941) 552-3724

1718 Main Street, Sarasota (941) 363-3180

2815 University Parkway, Sarasota (941) 552-3740

3323 17th Street, Sarasota (941) 951-1018

3600 South Tuttle, Sarasota (941) 925-1050

2207 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota (941) 921-1680

1617 U.S. 41 ByPass, Venice (941) 492-5020

IBERIABANK has 276 combined offices, including 186 bank branch offices in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, and Florida, 22 title insurance offices in Arkansas and Louisiana, and mortgage representatives in 59 locations in 12 states. IBKC also has eight locations with representatives of IBERIA Wealth Advisors in four states, and one office of IBERIA Capital Partners, L.L.C.


About Friends of the Selby Public Library


Friends of the Selby Public Library is a non-profit organization that provides financial support for materials, services and programs not covered by Sarasota County taxes.  Over the last 10 years, Friends of the Selby Public Library have provided over $400,000 in financial support and over 7,100 presentations and events. Thousands of library volunteers donate their time, talents and expertise for the benefit of the library. The library is located at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota and can be reached by calling (94) 365-5228 or visiting www.selbylibraryfriends.org.


About Friends of the Manatee County Central Library


Friends of the Manatee County Central Library, Inc. helps to expand the library’s services beyond what tax dollars alone can provide.  They support the library’s mission through financial and volunteer assistance.  Their fund-raising events, sponsored programs, and library book store project all add to the cultural life of the area and promote community awareness of the importance of the library and its programs. 


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