The City of St. Petersburg has a strong public library system. The Main Library at 3745 9th Avenue, N. (727.893.7318) is its central hub.
In this digital age, some may question the relevance of libraries. Research has shown that not only do libraries provide valuable services to residents of all ages, incomes and ethnic backgrounds, but they can inject a healthy dose of vitality into downtowns, main streets and neighborhoods.
Case in point – the vibrant branches of St. Petersburg’s system:
- Childs Park Community Library – 691 43rd Street, S. (727.893.7714)
- Johnson Community Library – 1059 18th Avenue, S. (727.893.7713)
- Mirror Lake Community Library – 280 5th Avenue, N. (727.893.7268)
- North Community Library – 861 70th Avenue, N. (727.893.7214)
- South Community Library – 2300 Roy Hanna Drive, S. (727.893.7244)
- West St. Petersburg Community Library (727.893.7244)
All branches offer wireless Internet services, public computers, popular reading materials, children’s programs, adult programs and community rooms to host meetings, except Childs Park Community branch.
Libraries are the local getaway to knowledge and lifelong learning. They are safe havens and play an integral role to a city’s livability and sustainability.
Take the time this week to visit your neighborhood library.
Related Links: www.splibraries.org to learn more about the system, volunteer and donation opportunities and much more.