What’s happening this week? May 25, 2019

Hurricane season is almost upon us – take time now to get prepared. Visit the library and pick up your copy of Sarasota County’s “Are You Ready? Disaster Planning Guide” to help you to make a plan before, during, and after a storm.

First and foremost, know your evacuation level to find out if you live in an area that could be affected by storm surge flooding or if you’re in a home that could be unsafe during a hurricane. You can find your level on the evacuation zone map that is included in the Disaster Planning Guide.

Once you know your evacuation level, make an evacuation plan. Determine if and when you would have to evacuate, where you will go and how you will get there. Locate the best place for you and your family and don’t forget about your pets.

Make sure you have a well-stocked emergency supply kit. Your kit should contain enough supplies to get you through the storm and for a potential lengthy recovery period. Stock up now and store these supplies where you can get to them quickly. A checklist of the most important items for your supply kit is included in the Disaster Planning Guide.

Communication is key before, during and after a storm. Sarasota County utilizes the CodeRED notification system for emergency notices. Residents, business and property owners in Sarasota County are urged to register so that you can receive CodeRED calls and alerts for emergency events.

Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare. Stores often sell out of supplies and evacuation centers fill up. Make an emergency plan and follow it. Once you are prepared, help your neighbor get ready too.

For more information on storm preparedness and to register for CodeRED visit scgov.net or call 941-861-5000. The “Are You Ready? Disaster Planning Guide” is available at all Sarasota County Libraries. Be prepared and stay safe this storm season!

Here’s what’s happening at the library this week:


  • Stop in and check out a good book or movie for the weekend!


  • Sarasota County Libraries will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.


  • Master Gardener Plant Clinic 10 a.m. – Noon. Stop in to get free answers to your Florida gardening and landscape questions. This is made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-9807 or online at sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/plantclinic.shtml.
  • Summer Shutterbugs meet at 1 p.m.


  • Englewood Democratic Club meets at 5:30 p.m.


  • Story Time will resume next week.
  • Quirky Knitters meet at 1 p.m. to knit and chat.
  • Friends of Elsie Quirk Library Annual Meeting at 2:30 p.m.


  • Stop in and check out a good book or movie for the weekend!

For more information on library programs, services, and resources visit us at 100 West Dearborn Street, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000, or visit our website at scgov.net.

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