Category Archives: News & Events

  • $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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  • Temporary library opens in Venice

    VENICE — Avid theater-goers or aficionados of the island-side spur of the Venetian Waterway Park may have a leg up when it comes to finding their way to the temporary Venice Public Library, which opens 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Hamilton Building, 260 N. Nokomis Ave., Venice....
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  • Groundbreaking for the new Shannon Staub Library

    Today was the groundbreaking for the new Shannon Staub Library, named to honor former County Commissioner and our Founding President. It is located at Toledo Blade Blvd and I-75 in North Port and shares a building with Suncoast Technical College South and a conference center. What a great collaboration between...
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