Fast Track

Selby Foundation CEO to Retire

Plus, the Hermitage names its new Curatorial Council members, Williams Parker will expand to Waterside Place and more.

08/15/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation Donates $60,000 for Wellfield Park Project

Plus, more donations for local arts groups, educational programs and more.

07/01/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Van Wezel Foundation Receives $1 Million Gift

Plus, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County awards $225,000 in Giving Challenge prizes and Barancik Foundation distributes $475,000 in retention bonuses to early education professionals.

06/06/2022 By Staff


Sarasota Library Foundation Funds Pop-Up Mobile Library

The vehicle will be the first of its kind in Sarasota County, bringing technology, books and programs to communities with limited access to library resources.

05/09/2022 By Staff


Library Foundation Raises More Than $350,000 at Annual Author Luncheon

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. was the featured speaker.

02/14/2022 By Staff


Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Headline Library Foundation Author Luncheon

This year’s event will be held in person on Feb. 3, 2022, at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.

10/18/2021 By Staff


Library Foundation Purchases AWE Early Learning Stations

The special computers contain dozens of educational programs suitable for children ages 2-10.

09/28/2021 By Staff


Library Foundation For Sarasota County Purchases 400 'MakeDo To Go' Kits

The kits encourage young people to imagine, design and create with a basic cardboard box.

08/26/2021 By Staff

In Town (Virtually)

Author Susan Orlean on the Importance of Libraries

Orlean will give a free talk as part of the Library Foundation for Sarasota County's "Love Our Libraries" celebration on Feb. 9.

12/30/2020 By Kay Kipling


Library Foundation Overhauls Website, Branding

The foundation raises private donations to supplement public tax support for Sarasota County libraries.

12/14/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Library Foundation Names New Executive Director

Alisa Mitchell takes the reins from Sue Seiter, who retires this month.

05/11/2020 By Staff


Library Foundation for Sarasota County Announces 'Creativity Endowment'

The endowment is funded by more than $100,000 in private gifts and pledges from 35 donors.

11/14/2019 By Staff


Journalist Bob Woodward to Speak at Sarasota Library Foundation Luncheon

Woodward has authored 19 books and shared in two Pulitzer prizes.

10/08/2019 By Staff


Library Foundation for Sarasota County Announces New Board Members

In addition to its new officers, the organization elected eight new board members.

06/13/2019 By Staff


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

Fun for a Cause

A Laughternoon with Dave Barry

The humor columnist appeared at the Hyatt Regency at a luncheon benefiting the Library Foundation for Sarasota County.

02/02/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Media Picks

Local Sarasotans Share What's On Their Pop-Culture Radar Right Now

Here's what Suncoast Waterkeeper's Justin Bloom,Key Chorale's Joseph Caulkins and Sarasota County Library Foundation's Linda Getzen are watching, listening to and reading right now.

07/14/2016 By Ilene Denton


Library Foundation Appoints Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Library Foundation for Sarasota County has appointed Suzanne Seiter as its first executive director.

07/05/2016 Research by staff


Library Foundation Author Luncheon

An Afternoon with Cokie Roberts welcomed more than 500 guests to the Hyatt Regency Sarasota to hear the political commentator speak about the current preside...

02/09/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Author David Baldacci Visits Sarasota

Party Girl Loren Mayo takes us behind the scenes of author David Baldacci's recent visit to Sarasota for the Library Foundation Luncheon.

03/31/2015 By Loren Mayo