Members of the public invited to Oct. 22 Gulf Gate Library tour and reception

Event will celebrate the facility’s Silver LEED certification

Gulf Gate Library is on Curtiss Avenue in Sarasota. Image courtesy Sarasota County
Gulf Gate Library is on Curtiss Avenue in Sarasota. Image courtesy Sarasota County

All members of the community are invited to a reception and tour of Gulf Gate Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 22, “an event that will celebrate the library’s status as a sustainable facility,” Sarasota County has announced.

The reception and tour “will highlight Gulf Gate Public Library’s LEED Silver certification, which recognizes the library as a green building,” a news release points out.

The event will include remarks by Sarasota County leaders and the building and design professionals “who helped make Gulf Gate Public Library a beautiful and sustainable building for the community,” the release adds.

The tour “will highlight the cost-saving and resource-conserving features blended throughout the library’s design,” the release notes.

“Both the exterior and interior design of the Gulf Gate Public Library were the result of a deep level of involvement by the community,” said Sarabeth Kalajian, director of the county’s libraries and historical resources, in the release. “As citizens participated in public workshops, the Harvard Jolly architects incorporated the ideas into the plan. What resulted was a bold design, with inviting spaces that attract people of all ages. The library serves as a model of blended sustainable practices, functionality and aesthetics.”

The event has been scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. Gulf Gate Public Library is located at 7112 Curtiss Ave. in Sarasota.

Register to attend the event by calling the Sarasota County Contact Center at 861-5000 or by visiting this link.