Delray Beach Public Library To Open New Teen Cyber Center With Grant From The Jim Moran Foundation

Thursday, June 30, 2005
The Delray Beach Public Library is pleased to announce a $48,500.00 grant from The Jim Moran Foundation (The Foundation). This generous grant is to be used for the Library's new Teen Cyber Center located in the new Delray Beach Public Library. The Library is located at 100 West Atlantic Avenue and is scheduled to open in October 2005.

Funding from The Foundation will equip the Teen Cyber Center with computers, software and books and will provide 12- to 18-year-olds with a teen-focused collection of material geared toward their interests and keep them engaged after school and on weekends.

"With this grant, The Foundation recognizes the value of the Delray Beach Public Library as a community resource center. With the program offerings at its Teen Cyber Center, our youth will have a safe, educational environment to interact, study, learn and grow," said Jan Moran, Foundation Chairman and President.

The mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization, 501(c)(3). Significant funding for The Foundation is provided through a cooperative giving commitment with JM Family Enterprises, Inc. JM Family's Founder and Honorary Chairman Jim Moran established The Foundation in 2000 to continue his vision of charitable giving in perpetuity. It is located at 100 Jim Moran Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33442. To learn more visit www.jimmoranfoundation.org or call 954-429-2122. Publicity Contact: Anne-Beth Nemeroff, The Jim Moran Foundation at 954-429-2387.

"The Library is grateful to The Jim Moran Foundation for their generosity and enthusiastic support of our innovative Teen Cyber Center," said John J. Callahan, III, Library Director.

The Library is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the winter the Library is open on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. For further information about the Library and the many giving opportunities contact the Library Director at 561-266-9488, or via e-mail at john.callahan@delraylibrary.org or visit the Library's Web site at www.delraylibrary.org.