Category Archives: News & Events

  • Need to use a computer? Sarasota-Manatee public libraries are back to help

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    Daily computer use is limited for each guest, but library cards and reservations are not required. Harry Reynolds writes books about automobile racing — and he does it without internet access at home. When Sarasota County public libraries closed in March as the coronavirus pandemic set in, Reynolds, 83, would...
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  • Library Foundation Hires New Executive Director — Alisa Mitchell has two decades of experience with Sarasota nonprofits

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    SARASOTA, Florida – The Library Foundation of Sarasota County today announced that it has hired Alisa Mitchell as its new executive director. Mitchell, an early literacy specialist and development professional, has worked with Sarasota nonprofits since 2001. She takes over at the Library Foundation from Sue Seiter, who retires this...
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  • Sarasota libraries expand online alternatives

    During library closures due to COVID-19, the library is offering a digital library card and online programming. On a typical day, Sarasota County librarians can be found conducting programs or helping residents find the perfect book. Lately, however, they’ve been providing technical help for those trying to use computer programs...
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  • Coronavirus Florida: Sarasota libraries adapting to changing needs

    Patrons call to hear a friendly voice or get technical support for computer programs Even with local library doors closed, Sarasota County librarians have been staying busy offering book and music suggestions, passing on technical help for people trying to use computer programs for the first time, making face masks...
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  • Sarasota County Libraries Providing Critical Support

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    Sarasota County Libraries have become a hub for the creation of 5,000 cloth face masks for Sarasota County’s essential employees. The county’s six Creation Stations each have sewing machines and crafting areas that library staff can safely use to create the masks. The libraries are joining the effort of other government departments to help keep the...
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