The Friends of the Fruitville Public Library, map, is a non-profit organization with a 501 (c)(3) status. The Friends are operated exclusively as a publicly supported organization, financially supported by membership dues and other fundraising activities. Fund-raising campaigns provide additional materials and equipment that is not provided in the library budget.
The Friends Bookstore is a wonderful little gem run by the Friends of the Fruitville Public Library, staffed completely by volunteers. Gently used media of all kinds, even jigsaw puzzles, are available for purchase at surprisingly low prices. Become a member of the Friends as well as receive information on upcoming programs and events when you visit the bookstore.
The sole purpose of the organization is to provide support and enhance the quality of library services to the public.
Each library in the Sarasota County Library System has a separate Friends group and they all function similarly.