Category Archives: News & Events

  • Thank You!

    Thanks again to the 650 people who attended our Annual Author Luncheon with David Brooks last week. We applaud Gulf Coast Community Foundation for serving as our Presenting Sponsor and we thank all the guests who collectively gave more than $222,000 to support our Creation Station Campaign. What a beautiful...
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  • VIDEO: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library grand opening

    More fun from the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library grand opening last Saturday! Thanks for this video, Sarasota County Government!  ...
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  • VIDEO: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library is offically open!

    We’re thrilled to share that the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library is offically open! Here’s a peek at Saturday’s festivities. We love our libraries!...
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  • Want to defend democracy? Start with your public library.

    In “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” the character Ron — channeling his friend Hermione — says to Harry Potter: “When in doubt, go to the library.” In the United States today, there is plenty to doubt. Complex arguments are being whittled down to 280 characters. And of course,...
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  • To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library

    Is the public library obsolete? A lot of powerful forces in society seem to think so. In recent years, declines in the circulation of bound books in some parts of the country have led prominent critics to argue that libraries are no longer serving their historical function. Countless elected officials insist...
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