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  • 2018 'One Book' Author visit

    Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources announces the return of the popular "One Book, One Community" program for 2018 with the selection of Daniel Bergner's "Sing For Your Life: A Story of Race, Music and Family."

    01/19/2018 2:22 PM

  • Big League Reader program returns Feb. 5

    For the eighth consecutive year, Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources and the Baltimore Orioles are teaming up to promote reading through the Orioles’ Big League Reader program.

    01/19/2018 2:17 PM

  • Winter Reading Challenge begins Jan. 1

    Sarasota County Libraries will participate in the inaugural Winter Reading Challenge, January 1 – 31, 2018. This initiative is sponsored by billionaire and “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban.

    12/28/2017 12:46 PM

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