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2019 Sarasota County Schools Summer Reading Initiative

In a concentrated effort to stem the “Summer Slide” and entice students to read, Sarasota County Schools, in conjunction with Sarasota County Libraries, is promoting a list of titles to consider reading over the Summer of 2019.

To engage their interest and to provide a spur to critical thinking, the book selections may include those that involve sensitive issues.  The content of some titles may be more mature than younger students have previously encountered.

Please recognize that this is a voluntary reading program and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in the both the preview and selection of titles prior to reading.

FREE FOOD All Summer Break

Together with our partners, we're filling minds and tummies!

All Faiths  Food Bank is partnering with Sarasota County School District Food and Nutrition Services and the Sarasota County Library System to feed children and families over the summer break.

Meals, groceries and bags of kid-friendly snacks will be provided throughout the summer.

Free food for kids at Sarasota County Libraries


  • Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library 
  • Elsie Quirk Public Library
  • Fruitville Public Library
  • Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
  • Gulf Gate Public Library
  • North Port Public Library
  • Selby Public Library
  • Shannon Staub Public Library
  • William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library


  • Elsie Quirk Public Library
  • North Port Public Library
  • Selby Public Library

For more information about All Faiths Food Bank's 2019 summer programs, visit allfaithsfoodbank.org or call 941-379-6333.

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Summer at Your Library

Our Summer at your Library Program returns Monday, June 3 - Saturday, August 3. Explore, read, learn and attend fun events for all ages.

Download our Activity Guide and get ready to explore "A Universe of Stories!"

Summer at your Library


Find kid-friendly events at your library! 

Discover our new Marvel Comics Collection now available via cloudLibrary


2019 Youth Media Award Winners

Updated on 03/06/2019 1:18 PM

2019 Youth Media Award Winners