Website of the Friends of the Venice Public Library, Inc.
The Friends of the Venice Public Library is non-profit 501(c)3 organization in Venice, Florida dedicated to enhancing the services offered by our community library since 1962.  The Friends support the library by providing funds for expansions, renovations, furniture, equipment, new technology, programs for adults and children, library materials and other needs not allocated in the county budget.

The Friends office and used bookstore are located inside the Venice Publlic Library.  The used bookstore offers thousands of inexpensive titles from fiction to cookbooks. We also provide a service that delivers library materials to the homebound within our community.  Annual memberships are available.

Please contact us for more information:

Friends of the Venice Public Library
300 Nokomis Avenue South Venice FL 34285
(941) 484-1983

To contact the Venice Public Library please call:
(941) 861-1330
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Up to 15% of your purchase benefits the Friends of the Venice Library.
Special Youth Summer Programs
Coming soon to Venice Public Library!

We are finalizing our youth summer programs. The theme of the summer reading programs are:  Fizz, Boom, Read! for the young kids and Spark a Reaction! for tweens and teens. Pick up a monthly schedule or check our online calendar for specific dates and times.

Here’s a quick peek at some of our large programs. We will also be offering more workshops with a scientific interest:  Papermaking, Shrinky Dinks, Crystal Sun Catchers, Movies, Open Computer Lab and more!

June: Turtle Talk/Walk/Craft with John Baranowski and Mote Aquarium, John Storms World of Reptiles, and Magic with Gerard Tricarico.

July: Shark Talk with Keith Wilson, and Drum Circle with the Giving Tree.

August: By the Sea Shore with Katie Adams, and Safety -- Police and Firemen at VPL.