Welcome to the website for the Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library Inc.
This Friends organization is an active advocate of the library, helping to raise community awareness and appreciation of services and resources. It is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the library, education and, of course, books!
Browse our Website to learn about the Friends, the library, upcoming projects and events --- everything you need to know about the library!
Shannon Staub Library
Shannon Staub, namesake of the Shannon Staub Public Library, has led an amazing life. Originally from North Carolina, Shannon worked for the North Carolina Employment Security Commission and was the first Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for the state. She moved to Toronto, Ontario, married, and then moved to the City of Peterborough, where she became the CEO of the YMCA and then, Director of Economic Development. She and her husband became Florida snowbirds with a home in North Port. When her husband died, she decided she would stay in Sarasota County.
She became involved in politics and was elected a Sarasota County Commissioner in 1996. Her district was North Port, Englewood, and Venice. She retired from her commission seat in 2010, completing fourteen years of service.
During her tenure as a county commissioner, she championed libraries. Upon her retirement, Shannon focused her passion on bettering our public libraries by becoming founding chair of the newly created Library Foundation of Sarasota County in 2012, where she served for seven years and is still very active in the organization. Currently, Shannon is the Treasurer and North American Launch Coordinator of the Golden Rule Civility Global Initiative and Chair of the Positive Youth Development Council.
Shannon has been an invaluable resource for our Friends group. Because of her passion for libraries and her guidance, she is a true leader in all respects and a champion.
Please consider this statement your tax receipt. The Friends of the Shannon Staub Public Library, Inc is a non-profit organization under the internal review code section 501(C)(3). Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For your benefit and as requested by law, we state that no goods or services were provided in exchange for this donation. A copy of the official registration and financial information for The Friends of the Shannon Staub Public Library, Inc. (Registration No. CH47600) may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll-Free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or visiting their website www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.