Closures

Sarasota County Libraries Closed; Will Offer Curbside Services

Residents can also apply for a digital library card to access the online catalog.

03/17/2020 By Megan McDonald

Book Love

The Little Free Libraries of Arlington Park

These brightly decorated libraries are bringing neighbors together over the love of reading.

02/20/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Walking With Ghosts

A Conversation With Poet Diana Khoi Nguyen

"Grief was an unpredictable, tricky thing I found myself in as I was trying to understand and make sense of my brother’s passing."

07/31/2019 By Olivia Letts

Book worm

A Conversation With Author Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

The National Book Award longlister is coming to Sarasota this August.

07/25/2019 By Hanna Powers

Nerdy Fun

Sarasota County Public Libraries Host Traveling Planetarium

Catch unique starlit shows at Sarasota libraries throughout the summer.

06/24/2019 By Olivia Letts

New Hires

Renee Di Pilato Named Director of Libraries and Historical Resources

Di Pilato has served as the deputy director of the Alexandria Library in Alexandria, Va., since 2014.

05/08/2019 By Staff

Technology

Grant Will Help Libraries Build Seven 'Creation Stations'

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded $947,544 to the Library Foundation for Sarasota County and the Sarasota County library system.

12/17/2018 By Staff

Publishing

Library System Picks New 'One Book, One Community' Read

Sarasota County will offer a series of events centered around David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Library Set to Open in Mid-December

The Sarasota County library system is beginning to transfer the collection, computers and equipment to the new William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library next week.

11/15/2018 By Staff

Adventures in Reading

Sarasota Is a Reader's Paradise. Here's Where, How and Why to Get Lost in a Great Book.

Books, authors, libraries, clubs, shops—we're a reading-crazy town.

05/30/2018

Adventures in Reading

Today's Libraries Feed Families, Teach Children How to Make Robots, Help with Taxes—and Much More

Sarasota and Manatee libraries have greatly expanded their collections and services.

05/30/2018 By Susan Burns

Adventures in Reading

Libraries to Love

One-stop learning awaits at these treasuries of books, videos, artwork and more.

05/29/2018