Murrieta Public Library Foundation, Inc.
A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Murrieta Public Library Foundation

Eight Town Square, Murrieta, CA  92562  |  (951) 304-BOOK (2665) Extension 6699  |

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MURRIETA, CA - The Murrieta Public Library Foundation, Inc., a recently formed nonprofit organization. made its debut before an invited group of local leaders including Mayor Kelly Bennett, Council members Doug McAllister, Rick Gibbs, and Gary Thomasian as well as other citizens who have expressed a commitment to the goals of the founding members. The formal introduction was held on March 19, 2010, in the Library which serves as a much used "Gathering Place" for the community.

The President of the Foundation. Juanita Blankenship, welcomed the attendees and spoke about the creation and goals of the Foundation, including the main endeavor which is to participate in building a stronger, educated and cultured community through the Library. She emphasized that obtaining private funding to establish an endowment will augment the Murrieta Library's ability to meet these needs.

In her presentation, Mayor Bennett expressed gratitude and her support for the formation of the Foundation and their goals to
augment the Murrieta Library's continued development, which will help attract businesses and
families resulting in positive growth of the community. Councilman McAllister, who founding members recognize as the person who helped plant the seed of developing the Foundation during his term as Mayor, welcomed everyone in attendance and spoke of the importance of reading for a cultured society.

The Foundation event's entertainment was provided by pianist Mr. Robert B. Schultz and there was an opportunity drawing for floral arrangements donated by Michael's Flower Girl and Albertsons. Anthony's Lounge & Ristorante catered the event. Additional sponsors who made the evening enjoyable include North County Sand & Gravel. BevMo, Bear Creek Golf Club. Callaway Vineyard and Winery, and Bill & Sandi Hargraves

For more information about the Murrieta Public Library Foundation, call (951) 304-2665 ext. 6632 or visit the Foundation's web site at

Murrieta Public Library Foundation Debuts

Country Review Magazine, June/July 2010