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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

The Elsie Quirk Library is, as I always like to say, more than a free bookstore. We are proud to be an expansive resource for the community’s informational, entertainment, enrichment, educational, creative, and social needs. We have recently placed…

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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

The Elsie Quirk Library is pleased to introduce Marcus Gilfert as our new Adult Services Librarian. Marcus’ librarian journey brought him to us from the North Port Library, but his path previously wound through the Englewood Charlotte Library as…

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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

Here at the Elsie Quirk Library, we are pleased to introduce a new member of our staff. George Barnhouse has come all the way from Indiana to join us as a Youth Librarian. George graduated from library school in…

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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

One of my favorite moments at the Elsie Quirk Library has been hearing a woman who had recently gained citizenship talk about how much libraries have meant to her. She said that her two favorite American institutions are NASA…

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The Elsie Quirk Library is here to tell you that August is “Hopelessly Devoted To…” month. Check out our display featuring what our staff members are devoted to, and let us help you find books, movies, audios, or information…

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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…