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Who We Are

People who make up the Friends of Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library are people like you, your family members, your neighbors, and others in the community who support the library"s goals and services. They are active advocates who help raise community awareness and appreciation of the library's many services and resources. Through their efforts, individually and as a group. The Friends help bridge the gap between being a GOOD library and being recognized as a GREAT library. 


The MISSION of the Friends of Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library, Inc. 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

Donate Books

Please contact the library regarding book donations.


Please contact us below for volunteer opportunities.

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