SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County is celebrating National Library Week by inviting the community to check out the new Living Library program, which starts April 9 at all locations.
The program is an effort to enhance relationships and encourage open dialogue among the members of the community in a one-on-one setting. Library patrons will sign-up for 20 minute sessions with a “book,” which are featured speakers that represent the diversity of Sarasota County.
A similar program was started at North Sarasota Library in 2018. It proved so successful, the decision was made to expand the access to the program for citizens in all areas of the county.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to learn, to challenge stereotypes and to have an open discussion,” said Sarabeth Kalajian, director of Libraries and Historical Resources. “Our libraries represent not only an opportunity to gain knowledge from the written word, but to connect with others through conversation and understanding. As the old saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover.”
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit scgov.net.
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