Saturday, May 3, 2014

Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library a Ray of Sunshine on a Rainy Day

May 3rd was quite dreary weather-wise, but the Library History Roadshow at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library went off without a hitch! The roadshow crew enjoyed talking with several visitors who braved the gray skies and rain to come learn more about the library. Visitors perused displays presenting preservation techniques; local history; the library's grant project: StoryCorps; Our Lives, Our Legacies; as well as Burgert Brothers historic photographs of the surrounding area. Delicious cookies and coffee cake refreshments were generously supplied by the Friends of the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library.

It was the Roadshow crew's lucky day, as we were on hand to celebrate a young patron's very first library card, which she joyfully displayed for an on-the-spot roadshow photograph. We also spoke with a young teen with a large stack of freshly-checked out books and her parents about her preference for reading print books over digital copies.

The Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library is just nine years old. While there is not a large backlog of history accumulated yet, it is never too late to record your library memories with the roadshow crew or to showcase news articles you may have saved about the library's programs and development. 

If you are interested in recording a memory or sharing an artifact with us, please don't hesitate to call the library at 813-273-3652. We will be more than happy to make arrangements for you to help document the history of our libraries and community.