Become a Friend

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,, and provide newsletters to keep Friends updated. Also, visit us on Facebook at Friends of Elsie Quirk.


Organized by Friends of the Library of Englewood Inc
501(c)(3) Public Charity · EIN 23-7010217
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