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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

Bill Nye may be a Science Guy, but he could have been a librarian when he said, “Everyone you ever meet knows something you don’t know.” We often think of the library as a resource for learning from books,…

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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

Masks are on everyone’s mind these days and are a frequent topic of chattiness as well as deep thought here at the Elsie Quirk Library. Because we are a public library, we are all about information and informed decision…

What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

While Sarasota County Libraries remain limited for in-person services, we haven’t forgotten about the summer programs that our young patrons look forward to. So, if the children can’t come to the programs, we’ll send the programs to the children!…

What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

At the Elsie Quirk Library, we want to make sure the community is aware of all of the services we’re offering during this time of caution and distance. Our doors are open for limited services, including holds pick up,…

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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

We at the Elsie Quirk Library wish to thank our patrons, who ventured cautiously through the library doors this week, for being understanding of the social distancing measures we have put in place, and so courteous and kind. We…

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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

On Monday, June 15th, the Elsie Quirk Library will reopen the building for limited services. Our stacks will be open for browsing, and items may be checked out at our touchless self-check stations. Staff members have compiled “to-go” bags…

What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

This is the column many of you have been waiting for…Elsie Quirk Library will be re-opening our building for limited services, starting on June 15th. As has been our approach from the beginning of this health crisis, we are…

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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

Happy June from all of us at Elsie Quirk Library! Even in what we used to refer to as “normal times” it’s easy to forget what season it is in Florida, and in this time of norm-upheaval, we are…

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What’s happening at Elsie Quirk May 8, 2020

Here at Elsie Quirk, we have gone from Rosie the Riveter energy to Ernestine Telephone Operator energy; instead of making masks, we are now making appointments for curbside pickup of holds, just as fast as we can. For the…