Monday, January 5, 2015

That's a wrap!

West Tampa Branch Library, 1914
Over the last three years, the Library History Roadshow has held 30 events throughout Hillsborough County, traveling to all of Tampa-Hillsborough County Library branches to celebrate the community libraries and inviting their community of users to share their library memories and memorabilia.

These donations were digitized for inclusion into a newly developed Library History Digital Collection that was unveiled during the library system's Centennial Celebration at the West Tampa Branch Library on January 1, 2014.

This collection is now accessible through the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Digital Collections, a digital archive celebrating the history of our community.

Roadshow Tour Schedule, 2011-2014:

April 16, 2011 & June 4, 2011: West Tampa Branch Library

September 24, 2011: Tampa Public Library (formerly the Tampa Free Public Library)

November 19, 2011: Hyde Park Branch Library 

January 14, 2012: Port Tampa City Library

March 25, 2012: Charles J. Fendig Public Library (formerly the Peninsular Branch)

April 13, 2012: Temple Terrace Public Library

April 15, 2012: Ruskin Public Library

May 6, 2012: Seminole Heights Branch Library

June 23, 2012: Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library (formerly the Ybor City Branch Library)

July 28, 2012: Lutz Branch Library

September 26, 2012: Brandon Regional Library

December 1, 2012: Town 'N Country Regional Public Library (formerly the Westgate Regional Library)

January 13, 2013: John F. Germany Public Library (formerly the Central Branch Library)

February 23, 2013: Harlem Branch Library (also known as the East Branch Library)

March 28, 2013: Tampa-Hillsborough County Library Board

April 17, 2013: Bookmobile & Cybermobile

May 10, 2013: Austin Davis Public Library

June 22, 2013: Thonotosassa Branch Library

July 20, 2013: Seffner-Mango Branch Library

September 14, 2013: Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library

October 19, 2013: North Tampa Branch Library

November 16, 2013: Riverview Branch Library

December 7, 2013: Bruton Memorial Library (formerly the Plant City Public Library)

February 22, 2014: C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library

March 8, 2014: SouthShore Regional Library

April 12, 2014: Bloomingdale Regional Public Library

May 3, 2014: Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library

May 17, 2014: Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

September 20, 2014: 78th Street Community Library

November 8, 2014: New Tampa Regional Public Library

Interested to learn more?  
Check out the Library History Digital Collections and the chronology.

Looking back at the collection of dozens of video memories from patrons, friends of the library, and retired and current staff shows just how important public libraries are to its community.   

We would like to thank the Friends of the Library for their ongoing support and, as well as all those who came out to our roadshows and contributed to our archive. 

 All your donations will be included in the Library History Digital Collection; donations not yet posted are forthcoming.