Website of the Friends of the Venice Public Library, Inc.  

The Friends of the Venice Public Library is nonprofit 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.

A temporary Venice Public Library is now open at
260 N. Nokomis Ave. (in the former Hamilton Building). 

Library hours are:

Mon, Tue, Thu
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Wed, Fri, Sat
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Venice Public Library

The Friends will host our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 12, at 9 a.m. in Room G of the Venice Community Center.

All current members of the Friends in good standing are welcome to attend.

To let us know that you plan to attend, or for more information, please email

New Library Planning

​For the latest on plans for a new permanent Venice Public Library, to be located in the same area on Venice's "Cultural Campus" as our original Library, please visit Sarasota County's Venice Library Update web page.