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New Sarasota Co. Public Library-Venice to open Tuesday, Oct. 4

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SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources announce the opening of the new Sarasota County Public Library-Venice.

The new library is set to open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.  

Located behind the Venice Theatre at 260 N. Nokomis Ave., the library will feature a large collection of books, DVD's, magazine and newspapers. In addition, the new library has a children's area, expanded reading areas with increased seating and more computers for public use.

The new public library is also within walking distance of the scenic Intracoastal Waterway and Historic Main Street. A Sarasota County Area Transit bus stop is 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."

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.

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