Reasons to become a Friend of The Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library:
• The county depends on the Friends contributions in excess of $20,000/yr and over 4,000 volunteer hours/yr to help the library function at full potential
• Friends provide funding for educational programs for all age groups. Free to all patrons!
• Friends sponsors book discussion groups, Great Decisions group, and a summer adult reading group.
• Friends provide money for library equipment, guest speakers, and books not funded by the Sarasota County Library budgets.
• Friends offer opportunities for volunteers to operate the Friends Bookstore and maintain our Golden Reading Garden.
• Friends offer $1,000 college scholarships for outstanding Elsie Quirk Library teen volunteers and $1,000.
• Friends maintain a website, www.friendsofelsiequirk.org, and provide newsletters to keep Friends updated. Also, visit us on Facebook at Friends of Elsie Quirk.