Category Archives: News & Events

  • Public servant, ‘library champion’ gets her due

    OUR POSITION: A growing city does too. While Shannon Staub was the rightful star of the grand opening of a new South Sarasota County library Tuesday morning, the city of North Port was the constellation. The former Sarasota County commissioner received myriad accolades at the ribbon-cutting for the public library...
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  • Library groundbreaking has Venice looking to the future

    Retired professor creates $1 million endowment for new building. VENICE — William H. Jervey Jr. has long had a passion for the history of Venice — Monday morning, his name became formally intertwined with one of the city’s most vibrant crossroads, at the groundbreaking of the new William H. Jervey...
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  • Shannon Staub Library, STC North Port ribbon-cutting is Tuesday

    NORTH PORT — After a final setback, the new Shannon Staub Library will open its doors at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The library was due to open on Oct. 17 alongside the new Suncoast Technical College North Port campus, but could not open due to connectivity issues. Now the 23,321-square-foot space...
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  • 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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