Lions Club Donates $20,000 for Visually Impaired

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The Delray Beach Public Library recently received a gift of $20,000 from the Lion’s Club of Delray Beach Inc. to establish an endowment to assist visually impaired people in Delray Beach and South Palm Beach County. John S. Parke, treasurer and a member of the Lion’s Club of Delray Beach since 1970, and other members of the Lion’s Club presented the check to Board President Nancy Dockerty and Library Director Alan Kornblau. “The library is very grateful to the Lions Club for their support and commitment to help the visually impaired in our community,” said Dockerty. The Lion’s Club of Delray Beach has supported the local library since 1939. The Lions Club requested that the funds be used to purchase materials for the visually impaired, such as large print books and books on tape. The library’s collection of such materials is quite extensive and extremely popular, thanks to the continued support of the Lions Club. The library was also award a certificate of appreciation from the Lions Club for collecting and maintaining many large print books and recordings for use by their patrons with eyesight difficulty living in Delray Beach and surrounding communities.