Monday, June 6, 2011

Judge E.J. Salcines @ West Tampa Library History Roadshow

On Saturday, 6/4, the Library History Roadshow made its second stop at the historic West Tampa Library. People came in throughout the day with their library stories and items, such as this newspaper article from 1901 about a fire that destroyed the cigar factory that was previously on the same land as the West Tampa Library:

This time the Library History Roadshow featured a speaker, the Honorable E.J. Salcines, who gave an outstanding presentation about the history of the West Tampa Library. He described the opening day ceremony that took place on June 1, 1914. He also brought books that were used by the lectors in Ybor City, as well as many visual aids relating to the library’s history. At the end of his talk, Joe Stines presented him with a book called The Libraries We Love, which also features the West Tampa Library.

It was an incredible day of sharing library history and celebrating West Tampa’s heritage.