Suncoast Technical College’s North Port campus came to the aid of Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library (FOSSPL) recently. Three students from instructor Thomas Lagasse’s Industrial Maintenance and Repair class refurbished a dingy, hand-me-down book cart, gave it a fresh coat of paint and attached to it a lockable box with a money slot.
The cart, a mini-bookstore loaded with bargains, is located in the library lobby and maintained by FOSSPL Bookstore volunteers. On Food Truck Fridays from 11:30-2:00, staff move the cart out to where food truck customers can browse while they wait to place and pick up their orders.
The FOSSPL full-service bookstore is located in the STC student bookstore, where masks are required. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bookstore manager Alan Savela is looking to add volunteers to his staff to expand store hours; call 231-912-7541 for more information. The STC campus is at 4675 Career Lane in North Port.