Category Archives: News & Events

  • Sarasota County Libraries Closing!

    NOTICE: All Sarasota County libraries are closing today at 5 pm with curbside pick-up for books reserved through the catalog...
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  • Removal of late fines in Sarasota libraries proves successful

    Director of Libraries and Historical Resources Renee Di Pilato
    Since the removal of late fines in September, almost 300 people who previously owed fines returned to the library. For many, the library is a place where they can escape to a fairy tale world or travel through time. However, until recently, some people in Sarasota County were unable to...
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  • Bob Woodward: ‘The old order is dying’

    Bob Woodward
    In a Sarasota speech, Washington Post icon Bob Woodward, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, laments the state of media culture. SARASOTA — In assessing the impact of President Donald Trump’s acquittal in the Senate last week, Washington Post icon Bob Woodward reached deep into history Monday afternoon, to a funeral...
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  • Executive Director Sue Seiter plans retirement in the Spring

    Photo of Sue Seiter
    The story appeared December 14 in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20191213/executive-director-sue-seiter-retiring-from-library-foundation-for-sarasota-county The search for a replacement is underway.  The job description can be found here.  Interested candidates should contact the search firm at LibraryFoundationEDSearch@gmail.com....
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  • Sarabeth Kalajian reflects on 35 years with the Sarasota County library system

    Sarabeth Kalajian
    County library director fell into a career she loved almost by accident While she avoids counting down the days until she retires next month as director of Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, Sarabeth Kalajian is busy racing to meetings, helping ease the transition to her successor and humbly accepting...
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