SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources announces the opening of the new Sarasota County Public Library-Venice at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4.
The new library, located behind the Venice Theatre at 260 N. Nokomis Ave., features a large collection of books, DVD’s, magazine and newspapers. In addition, the new library includes a children’s area, expanded reading areas with increased seating, more computers for public use, and is within walking distance of the scenic Intracoastal Waterway and Historic Main Street. There is also a Sarasota County Area Transit bus stop just one block away.
“We’re simply delighted to unveil this enhanced library service for the citizens of Venice,” said Director of Libraries and Historical Resources Sarabeth Kalajian. “Our dedicated, helpful staff is ready and eager to welcome them.”
To aid in the transition, the temporary location at the Venice Community Center (VCC) will close to prepare for moving to the larger site. The last day of operation at the VCC will be Tuesday, Sept. 27. However, a book return will remain in place at the VCC for patrons’ convenience.
Once opened, the new Sarasota County Public Library-Venice will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net.
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