FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2014) – The Junior League of Fort Myers will host a book drive at its upcoming annual Taste of the Town event on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at JetBlue Park located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers.

Led by the Community Council and the Literacy Buddies program at the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, the book drive will take place in the Kids Adventure Zone of the Taste event and invites attendees to donate new or used books for all ages as well as participate in bookmark crafts. The donated books will benefit the Community Council’s community impact partners including Abuse Counseling & Treatment (ACT), Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Gladiolus Learning and Development Center, Oasis Youth Shelter, PACE Center for Girls, Ronald McDonald House of SW Florida and Supporting Independent Young Adults (SIYA).

The Junior League’s Taste of the Town is Southwest Florida’s original “taste” event and one of the largest outdoor food and entertainment festivals drawing nearly 10,000 people each year. The funds from this annual event benefit the JLFM, whose volunteer mission provides thousands of dollars annually in volunteer services and donations to programs supporting women and children in the region.

Limited VIP tickets to the event are still available and are $60 per person or $100 for two tickets. Tickets are limited to the first 100 people and include unlimited access to the air conditioned ARS/Rescue Rooter VIP tent, shade and relaxed seating in the Red Salon & Spa VIP Patio, access to the upstairs VIP Bud Light Beer Garden, complimentary catered food by local restaurants (food provided by Citrola’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and food provided by Florida Urban Organics from 1 to 3 p.m.), two complimentary beer tickets, unlimited water, close proximity to restrooms and VIP parking, a VIP parking pass and access to all areas available to general admission. To purchase VIP tickets, visit

A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., the Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLFM is also a granting organization, providing mini-grants to organizations throughout Southwest Florida’s five-county area to programs that create better life outcomes for our area’s youth. JLFM memberships are open to all women aged 21 and older of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. For more information about the JLFM League, call 239-277-1197 or visit

For more information about the annual Taste of the Town, visit