Teen Zone (ages 12-19)

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Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.)

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


  • Elsie Quirk Library
  • Fruitville Library
  • Jacaranda Library
  • Gulf Gate Library
  • North Port Library
  • North Sarasota Library
  • Selby Library
  • Shannon Staub Library
  • William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Library


  • Elsie Quirk Library
  • North Port Library
  • Selby Library

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

 campaign against summer hunger

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

2018 Teens' Top Ten List! 

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. For more information, visit the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to see how you can participate.

Find these titles in our catalog!

What's happening?

 Find upcoming library events for Tweens and Teens!

Resource of the Month: hoopla®

Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later, free with your library card!