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St. Pete Celebrates African American History Month through Storytime, February 22 to 26

St. Petersburg, Fla. (February 10, 2016) – The city of St. Petersburg is excited to celebrate African American History Month 2016 and engage with youth through storytime. Sponsored by the St. Petersburg Library System, storytimes will feature guest readers, including Mayor Rick Kriseman, Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin, City Council representatives, as well as other city administrators and staff at the following venues:

Monday, February 22, 2016

Mirror Lake Community Library - Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) - 10:15 a.m. 

Mirror Lake Community Library – Mother Goose Storytime (birth to 3 years) – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

West Community Library – Mother Goose Storytime (birth to 3 years) – 9:30 a.m.

Johnson Community Library - Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) - 10:30 a.m.

West Community Library - Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) - 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

North Community Library – Mother Goose Storytime (birth to 3 years) – 10:15 a.m.

Main Library - Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) - 10:15 a.m.

North Community Library – Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) – 11:00 a.m.

Main Library – After School Storytime (ages 5 to 10) – 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

South Community Library – Mother Goose Storytime (birth to 3 years) – 10:15 a.m.

Main Library – Humpty Dumpty Storytime (birth to 18 months) - 10:15 and 11:00 a.m.

South Community Library - Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) 11:00 a.m.

Main Library – Bounce into Books Storytime (birth to 5 years) – 3:15 p.m.

Main Library - Family Storytime (all ages) - 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Main Library – Mother Goose Storytime (birth to 3 years) – 10:15 and 11:00 a.m.

Childs Park Community Library - After School Storytime (5 to 10 years) - 4:30 p.m.

Addresses:

St. Petersburg Main Library: 3745 Ninth Avenue North; St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Childs Park Community Library: 691 43rd Street South; St. Pete, FL 33711

James W. Johnson Community Library: 1059 18th Avenue South; St. Pete, FL 33705

Mirror Lake Community Library: 280 Fifth Street North; St. Pete, FL 33701

North Community Library: 861 70th Avenue North; St. Pete, FL 33702

South Community Library: 2300 Roy Hanna Drive South; St. Petersburg, FL 33712

West Community Library at SPC, St. Pete/Gibbs Campus: 6700 Eighth Ave. N.; St. Pete, FL 33710

For more information about Black History Month storytime events, please call the Main Library at 727-893-7724.    

The St. Petersburg Library System is committed to community development and offers this program as part of the library system’s 4E Sustainability Initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services and programs focused on Economy, Ecology, Equity and Efficiency. 

About Your St. Petersburg Library: St. Petersburg’s Library System provides library resources to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of its diverse community.  It operates seven community libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park. For more information, visit www.splibraries.org

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