Category Archives: News & Events

  • Suncoast Technical College, Shannon Staub Library prepare to open

    NORTH PORT — After a long year of construction and just a few setbacks, the new Suncoast Technical College North Port campus and Shannon Staub Library will soon welcome students and visitors. The opening of the library will make the 10th in the library system and STC’s second South County...
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  • Our libraries, always adapting to the needs of their communities

    As in-person library use falls, Sarasota system sees a swing toward virtual services and new emphasis as community hubs. On any Tuesday afternoon, the Selby Library in downtown Sarasota hosts a diverse group. A 76-year-old woman meets a friend regularly to study Russian and Italian literature. High schoolers kill time...
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  • $1 million donation to support new Venice Public Library

    SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County, along with the Library Foundation of Sarasota County, are excited to announce that a $1 million donation has been made to support the new Venice Public Library, by Venice resident William H. Jervey Jr., Ph.D. The endowment is intended to support the library in perpetuity,...
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  • Children’s Literacy Endowment

    The Library Foundation for Sarasota County Board of Directors has created a Children’s Early Literacy Endowment to fund in perpetuity programs that enhance opportunities for young children (0-5) and their families to read together. We reached our goal of $500,000 on December 31, 2016. Gifts, large and small, came from...
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  • Library Foundation board member wins prestigious award

    After the Fall, New York Times best-selling novel by Patricia Gussin, has been awarded the Gold Medal for Popular Fiction by the Florida Humanities Council. Pat is a physician, vintner, author and member of the Library Foundation Board of Directors — and we are so proud of her!...
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