Sarasota County is actively monitoring the beaches and cleaning in accordance with beach policy. To report a fish kill, call 800-636-0511.

Find current beach conditions at Mote Marine Daily Beach Conditions. Find updates on the county’s beach cleaning efforts at Red Tide Status.

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:

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.

North Sarasota Library Bookstore, 941-861-1360.

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.