Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Library History Roadshow Kicks Off at
West Tampa Branch Library on April 16th!

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library will begin celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2014 and is looking to make a digital history of the local community’s photographs, memorabilia and stories.

Over the next few years, the Library History Roadshow will be making stops at branches throughout Hillsborough County -- the first one is at the West Tampa Branch Library on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and current and former users of the library are invited to bring their photos, memorabilia, artifacts, and stories of the West Tampa Branch Library to share.

The historic West Tampa Branch Library, located at 2312 W. Union St. in Tampa, is Hillsborough County’s first library, and one of 11 libraries in Florida funded by grants from the Carnegie Corporation.

Library History Roadshow staff will scan items residents bring and attendees will have an opportunity to record, as a video or audio, a brief story about their library experiences or photos or memorabilia.

In addition, the Library History Roadshow will include information on the preservation of historical items and an exhibit of Burgert Brothers photographs of West Tampa.

The Library History Roadshow is a county-wide program of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Library System in partnership with the Tampa Bay History Center. The program is free and open to the public.