Sarasota County libraries to close Aug. 23 so all employees can participate in training

All facilities to reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday

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All 10 Sarasota County libraries will be closed Friday, Aug. 23, for staff development, a full day of training for all library employees, the county has announced.

Patrons may access the library catalog, reserve items, submit meeting room requests and manage their accounts through the library mobile app or by visiting, a news release points out. “Outdoor book return services will remain available at all libraries,” the release adds.

All 10 libraries will resume normal operating hours at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, the release says.

For more information, call the county Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit