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Siesta Key
Suncoast Technical College (STC)
4748 S Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
United States of America

We have the cause. You have the effect.  


Storybook Street is back! The Early Learning Coalition’s FREE, family-friendly, literacy-meets-the-arts extravaganza is making it’s 2022 debut in November. We need your help to make it another smashing success!  


 We have a new date for Storybook Street!

The event will now be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023. All other details remain the same including time and venue.

Here is an updated link to our event webpage:

Here is the link to the Facebook Event (please share!!):

Attached is a new flyer.

Hopefully all of you can still join us!

If you haven’t yet replied, please send me your t-shirt size. Unisex, crew neck, S-3XL available.

Many more details to come.



We have a variety of tasks since this year’s book giveaway will be an in-person event at STC’s Sarasota campus. Festivities will take place both inside and outside. Responsibilities range from handing books to children to working the check-in table to being a door greeter. Help with set up and tear down is also welcome (and appreciated J). Community service hours will be given to any high school volunteers.


Storybook Street is an imagination destination where young children, ages 1 to 7, watch a book come to life right in front of their eyes and then receive a copy of that very book. While the ELC provides the books, our local arts agencies provide the talent.

This year we are collaborating with:


Sarasota Ballet

Van Wezel Performing Arts

The Players Centre

Florida Studio Theatre

Ringling Museum ROAR Program

Music Compound

Sarasota Orchestra

Venice Symphony

Asolo Repertory Theatre

CreArte Latino     

Ringling College of Art and Design

Circus Arts Conservatory

Venice Theatre

Irish Dance Academy of Sarasota

Sarasota County Libraries


At this point, with one book per family at each booth, every family will walk away with 15 new books. We’re working on additional funders to get that number a little higher. Stay tuned!  

We expect 400+ families to attend.  


Thanks in advance for your consideration. Together, let’s build strong home libraries for our youngest generation.


Warmest regards,


Ana McClendon

Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County

1750 17th Street ~ Building L

Sarasota, FL 34234

941.954.4830 Ext. 225