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Sarabeth Kalajian was recognized for her 35 years with the Sarasota County library system on Nov. 13.
by: Whitney Elfstrom Staff Writer

After 35 years working for Sarasota County Libraries, Sarabeth Kalajian said goodbye at the end of September.

On Nov. 13, Kalajian was recognized for her service with the library system. She was surprised with a commemorative book and the announcement that $111,000 was raised to create the Sarabeth Kalajian Creativity Endowment, part of the Library Foundation’s commitment to the Barancik Foundation.

The Sarabeth Kalajian Children’s Wing and Garden was also named in Kalajian’s honor at the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library.

I’m the Sarasota community reporter, which means I cover the people, places and things of Sarasota. I graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in journalism and digital communication and a minor in English. 

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