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.

We invite you to work side by side with library staff in your Sarasota County Library System.

Libraries merely exist with public funding, but we truly shine with the help of our volunteers. The need for volunteers throughout the library system is ongoing as the library evolves. There's always something new at the library--may the next new volunteer be YOU!

Apply online at Volunteer Sarasota County

Library Volunteer Coordinators

Elsie Quirk Library

Fruitville Library

  • Adults: Sandra Reese, Customer Service Representative, 941-861-2508 or
  • Teens: Barbara Davis, Librarian, 941-861-2525 or

Gulf Gate Library

Jacaranda Library

North Port Library

North Sarasota Library

  • Adults and Teens: Kristina Bausback, Customer Service Representative, 941-861-1377 or

Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point

  • Adults and Teens: Zina Jayne, Customer Service Representative III, 941-918-4037 or

Shannon Staub Library

  • Adults: Joanne Schmaler, Assistant Manager, 941-861-1742 or
  • Teens: Toni Salvatore, 941-861-1766 or

Selby Library

  • Adults: Cosette Cather-Knightly, Customer Service Representative I, 941-861-1108 or
  • Teens: Heather Tweed, Librarian, 941-861-1132 or

Venice Library

Library Technical Services (1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236).

  • Adults and Teens: Darlene Mueller, Administrative Specialist, 941-861-5441 or

Historical Resources (6062 Porter Way, Sarasota, FL 34232).

  • Adults and Teens: Larry Kelleher, Digital Media Technician, 941-861-6090 or

For general volunteer Inquiries, contact Ellen India, Volunteer Development Coordinator, 941-861-1342, or