Rooftop Garden to Come to Boca’s Spanish River Library

To commemorate the Spanish River Library’s 10 years of service to the community, the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library presented Mayor Haynie with a gift of $50,000 at a reception on January 26, 2018. With this gift, the current Spanish River Library Rooftop Terrace will be transformed into a beautiful space for recreation, reading, and special events.

Spanish River Library rooftop
Joan Iler — Betty Grinnan — Elaine Caplan — Lilian Barria — Doreen Griffiths — Marilyn Spechler — Susan Sosin — Joanne Toulantis — Cyndi Bloom — Krista Maki — Tracy Wasserman — Victor Martinez
Spanish River Library Rooftop Terrace to feature Garden

In addition, the Friends of the Library donated a beautiful “Giving Tree” to be installed in the lobby in the spring. The Giving Tree provides library donors an opportunity to celebrate a milestone or recognize a loved one.

“2018 marks the Friends’ 28th anniversary, and we thank our members, donors and bookstore customers for their continued financial support of our organization,” stated Cyndi Bloom, President of the Friends Board of Directors. “Through their contributions, we can generously fulfill our mission ‘to support and enhance the value of the Boca Raton Public Library as it serves our community.’ The 10th anniversary of the Spanish River Library is certainly a milestone for Boca, and the Friends are happy to honor this very special occasion.”

Spanish River Library rooftop
Rene McCabe-Johnson-Deputy Mayor Jeremy-Rodgers–Andrea Levine-O’Rourke–Susan Sosin–Mayor Susan Haynie–Cyndi Bloom

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to supporting BRPL. They raise money through memberships to the Friends organization, grants, and book sales at the bookstore in the Downtown Library.

Spanish River Library rooftop
Cyndi Bloom–Susan Sosin–Scott Singer–Ann Nappa

Since the Spanish River Library opened in 2008, it has:

  • Welcomed over 3.4 million patrons and visitors
  • Provided more than 3,500 educational programs for children, tweens and teens
  • Loaned out over 1 million children’s books
  • Hosted some of the most special events in people’s lives. This includes weddings, retirement parties, birthday parties, baby showers, graduations and more!
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For more information about the Friends of the Library, please visit