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Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

Provides Florida residents with virtual reference service via live chat  and text messaging from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday (EST), and from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (EST). Email is available to patrons 24 hours
per day, seven days per week.


Beanstack reading portal

Beanstack Online Reading Portal

Participate in our virtual reading programs, earn badges, write book reviews and receive  weekly personalized reading recommendations by email. Beanstack offers patrons the ability to participate in programs such as Summer Learning, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Winter Reading and more from a computer or tablet. 


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a genre of your choice. 



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Online Book Clubs

Sign up and participate in our virtual book club! Receive a 5-minute reading selection from a popular book. If you like the book, finish it by checking it out of the library. New books start each week, and with over eight book club genres to choose from, you'll  always find a good read. 


onebooksarasotaOne Book, One Community

The One Book One Community program is a catalyst for bringing people together to express ideas that will spark conversation, discussion and relationships. The program can instigate a shared sense of “community” by advocating the common goal of reading the same piece of literature concurrently.