STEAM

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

Editors' Picks

What We're Loving in Sarasota This Month

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there's much joy to be found.

02/06/2021 By The Editors

Books-a-Million

Sarasota Libraries to Reopen June 15

The Sarasota County library system is still encouraging patrons to reserve materials online and use the curbside pickup service.

06/04/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Library Updates

Sarasota County Libraries Receive Grant to Purchase Civics Books

The Life, Liberty + Libraries Grant will fund democracy and civics books; Grow with Google provides free virtual classes.

06/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Media Picks

These Were the Top 5 E-Books Borrowed at Sarasota County Libraries in April

Murder, mayhem and old-fashioned romance ruled—online, of course.

05/04/2020 By Ilene Denton

Virtual Reality

Sarasota County Libraries Are Helping Us Stay Busy and Connected at Home

Miss taking trips to the library? There's a whole digital world to explore.

04/14/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Libraries Helping Make Face Masks for County Employees

The county’s six Creation Stations allow library staff to safely make masks.

04/07/2020 By Staff

Let's Read

Sarasota County Libraries Team Up with Baltimore Orioles

The program encourages children to read three or more books during February and March to earn a free reserved grandstand ticket to an Orioles spring training game.

02/20/2020 By Staff

Wings of Hope

Butterflies of Hope & Remembrance Uses the 75th Anniversary of Holocaust Liberation as a Communitywide Teaching Tool

This year-long series will bring educational programs and events to the Sarasota-Manatee area.

02/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Books & Beyond

Sunday Hours Return to Two County Library Locations

The Selby and Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda public libraries will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays starting Jan. 26.

01/08/2020 By Staff

Closures

Selby Public Library to Close for Repairs Starting Dec. 15

For full library services, users can visit the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library in Newtown.

12/10/2019 Photography by Staff

Page Turner

Sarasota's 2020 One Book Selection Covers a Dark Chapter of American History

Kate Moore, the author of "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women," will speak in North Port and in Sarasota next month.

12/04/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Education

School District and County Libraries Partner to Launch Suite of Digital Tools for Schools

ONEPass is a partnership to expand teacher, staff and student access to a variety of diverse learning tools.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Books & Beyond

New Public Libraries Chief Renee DiPilato Says Libraries Are “The Great Connectors”

“The library was always a stable presence in my life,” she says.

09/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

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

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

Honors

North Sarasota Library Renamed for County Employee and Youth Literacy Advocate

Betty Johnson, a longtime county employee, has long been committed to youth literacy.

05/02/2019 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

Fin

Can We Save Video Renaissance’s Film Collection?

Two fans of the legendary video store are raising money to purchase its immense collection and donate it to the Sarasota County library system.

09/13/2018 By Isaac Eger

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Make & Create

Channel your inner Picasso with these fun, creative experiences for little ones.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton