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Become a Friend!

The mission of the Friends of Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library is to promote pride and opportunity, reflect the diverse history and multicultural interests of the community, recruit library patrons, raise funds and advocate for the library.

Friends Support

The Friends operate bookstores, ongoing book sales, and raise funds to support:

  • Youth Programs

  • Adult Programs

  • Summer Reading Programs and Activities

  • Staff Development

  • Library Volunteer Programs

  • The African American Cultural Resource Center

  • The purchase of books, media resources, & additional materials

  • The purchase of enhancement equipment


Friends Benefits

  • Membership card

  • Free book from the bookstore upon joining or renewal

  • Periodic Newsletters

  • Information about upcoming events/programs

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Preview of Special Events

Donate Books

Please contact your librarian regarding donating books. 


Please contact us below for volunteer opportunities.

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