It was a beautiful day at Temple Terrace Public Library with a good turn out -- former staff and folks from community came out to share their photos, news clippings and memories. In addition, the Library History Roadshow dove-tailed perfectly with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Temple Terrace Public Library, so there was a buzz of enthusiasm surrounding these historical events. Enjoy a photo slide show of the day's happenings!
Eleanor Howland, former Director of the Temple Terrace Public Library, worked for the library for 31 years. She's has so much of the library's history to share...
Daniel Morton, President of the Friends of the Temple Terrace Public Library, provides insight to how the Woman's Club was the driving force in the creation of Temple Terrace Public Library.
Diana McCumber was a library employee in the late 1970s/early 1980's and remembers the impact devastating fire in February, 1982.
Madelynne Johnson, who is also a former employee, is now Chair of the Temple Terrace Library Board. She shares her unique perspective into what it takes to keep the library going.
Bruce McCullough moved to Temple Terrace when he was a boy and has lived there since. He holds a life time of memories of the community as it has grown, and especially of his fondness for the library.
Armand Ternak, Director of the Temple Terrace Public Library, also had some words to share!
This library has a very interesting past and it has grown from modest beginnings to an impressive, dynamic resource for its community. It speaks volumes that the people of Temple Terrace voted to raise taxes so that they could keep extended library hours during the week -- there is no doubt that they love their public library!
A special thanks to everyone who came out to support this event, and especially to the Temple Terrace Public Library staff who made our visit fun!