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Message from the Executive Director –
Please Help!

September, 2023

Dear Friends of the Library Foundation,

Mandel Mobile: Taking Educational Resources out of the library into the community!

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” —Benjamin Franklin

Have you seen the bright green Mandel Mobile minivan in a city park, or at the Esperanza Center in Northwood? With the academic school year underway once again, the Mandel Mobile is bringing educational resources into the community!

Now in its third year of operation since the launch by the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, the Mandel Mobile minivan travels to community parks in the north and south ends of the city, bringing connectivity and assistance to families in need. The Mandel Mobile Library team, including a certified teacher, provides area children and teens assistance and encouragement with their studies, along with nutritious snacks. Adults can take advantage of job-help programs that assist with job applications and resume building in addition to ESOL tutoring to improve English literacy skills.

Mandel Mobile runs Tuesday -Thursday:

  • Tuesday @ Fogleman Park 3:00-6:00 PM

  • Wednesday@ Sulivan Park 3:00-6:00 PM

  • Thursday @ Fogleman Park 3:30-6:00 PM

Did you know:

  • The Mandel Mobile brings connectivity and assistance to students and families living in historically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

  • The Mandel Mobile reaches an average of 2,200 individuals annually.

  • A state-certified teacher works alongside professional library staff to help children, teens, and adults where they live and play, to help decrease an academic achievement gap.

  • It provides on-site broadband access as well as laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots that can be borrowed.

  • Library programs and services are offered free of charge to all whether they have a library card or not. This is especially true with Mandel Mobile when we bring library services outside the library building.

  • The minivan also offers ESOL at the Esperanza Community Center.

Please help make a difference in a child’s educational journey. 

All my best,

Dean W. Dimke
Executive Director
West Palm Beach Library Foundation

Phone: 561-868-7793

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