Osceola County Library Gets $150K From Walt Disney World

Disney is known for giving back to the community, and recently the House of Mouse did so again. Earlier this week, Walt Disney World donated $150,000 for the building of the West Osceola Branch library in Osceola County, Florida.

Walt Disney World's Manager of Minority Business Development Betty Lowery made the presentation of the $150K donation to Osceola County Commissioners on Monday.

The library, which is currently under construction, will be a 10,000-square-foot building complete with areas for children and teens, collections, computers, study as well as a multipurpose room. Construction is anticipated to be completed by January 2013 with a grand opening planned for sometime in February.

Commissioner Michael Harford had this to say about the donation:

On behalf of Osceola County, I would like to express our appreciation for this donation. For many years, the residents of Celebration have demonstrated their love for public libraries and the contributions that they make to their community. In the early days, they even went so far as to start their own small, community library, staffed completely by local volunteers. Now they are just a few short months away from having a new 10,000-square-foot library branch to serve the informational resource needs of their community. This would not have been possible apart from the donations of many, including this generous gift from the folks at Walt Disney, who once again have shown their commitment to the community.

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Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 12:36:

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How lovely!

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