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Friends of the Selby Public Library’s MISSION is to partner with the Selby Public Library in developing services, providing free programs, raising funds and advocating for library resources all in coordination with community interests. The Friends achieves this goal by raising funds via the Friends Bookstore, and by presenting such fundraisers as the Annual CRYSTAL BALL.

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The Friends of the Selby Public Library thanks its generous Members and Board Members who have helped enrich many lives by spreading the word about Selby Public Library and the value, pleasures and rewards of literacy.

FRIENDS of the SELBY LIBRARY BOOKSTORE is located inside Selby Library.  Browse among thousands of books to suit every interest or need--out-of-print titles, rare books, and unique titles can be found. And our GIFT AREA features donated items such as ceramics, vintage and new jewelry, art, antiques and accessories…all treasures, outstanding offerings and one-of-a-kind finds.  WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHOP OR DONATE!

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Chief Timothy (Tim) Enos holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University And is a 28 year law enforcement veteran. Chief Enos currently serves as the Chief of Police for The Sarasota County Schools Polic Department which oversees all safety and security for the school district’s 45,000 students and 46 sites. Prior to becoming Chief, Tim was the Bureau Commander Of the Emergency Operations Bureau of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office which oversaw the Consolidated communications center for Sarasota County. Chief Enos was also a supervisor of the Your Services Section and the Crim Prevention Unit for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (FL) for 15 years.

Chief Enos continues to serve on the Senior Instructor Staff of the School Safety Advocacy Council and Continues to travel, speak and consult for many governmental and non-governmental organizations. Capt. Enos is also currently an instructor for the Florida Attorney General’s Office as well as a FDLE Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse and Advisory Board member. Capt. Enos is a graduate of the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute 54th Command Officers Development Course as well as the 6th Florida Sheriff’s Institute Commanders Academy.

Everyone is invited to attend our very short meeting and hear our distinguished speaker

FRIENDS of the Selby Public Library Bookstore located inside the Selby Library is seeking volunteers. Do you have 3 hours to give as a volunteer? The bookstore resells gently used collectible/rare, vintage books in all genres and other media that have been generously donated. The Bookstore is entirely staffed by volunteers, who share their love of books and enjoy casual conversations while they assist patrons. They learn to sort, price, label, shelve and sell books. All proceeds benefit the Selby Library!

For information: Call 941-365-5228 or email jean.kerschner@selbylibraryfriends.org

You can make a difference in helping the Friends by adding your account or opening a new account with IBERIABANK. They have a great Community Partners Program—and you can financially benefit the Friends without spending a dime! Contact Mike Beitzinger at 941-363-3180.

Attention all Amazon.com Shoppers

AMAZON.COM AND YOU CAN NOW HELP FRIENDS of the SELBY LIBRARY! You can support Selby Friends when you make a purchase for anything and everything! Click here to visit Amazon.com now, and we will receive up to 15% of the sale!