Friends of the Library

Friends are active advocates of the library, helping raise community awareness and appreciation of services and resources.

For more information about or for how to join a group, please ask at your local library or visit the Friends' websites linked below:

 Friends of the Library bookstore


Friends' Bookstores

Bookstore sales support a wide variety of activities, such as book discussion groups, summer reading programs, library events, author visits, and library volunteer programs. Bookstore hours and phone numbers are below:

Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library Bookstore, 941-861-1360. 

Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore, 941-861-1216.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Saturday.

Fruitville Library Bookstore, 941-861-2519.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Saturday.

Gulf Gate Library Bookstore, 941-861-1230.

Jacaranda Library Book Shop, 941-861-1283.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Saturday.

North Port Library Bookstore, 941-861-1315.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday.

Selby Library Bookstore, 941-861-1140 or 941-365-5228

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday.

Shannon Staub Bookstore, 941-237-1985
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Saturday.