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Summer Reading Launches on June 1

Summer Reading 2019, presented by the St. Petersburg Library System, launches this June with two free blast-off parties at the Main Library at 3745 9th Ave N. This year’s theme, A Universe of Stories, is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

All Ages Summer Reading Blast-Off Party: Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. 

The opening party for all ages will include:

  • Distribution of the Summer Reading activity packet
  • Performance by DoDad’s Lab, a science-based children’s entertainer
  • Crafts in the Storytime room
  • Announcement of bookmark awards from Children’s Book Week

Teen Summer Reading Blast-Off Party: Thursday, June 6 at 5 p.m.

The opening party for teens will include:

  • Distribution of the Summer Reading activity packet
  • Caricature artist
  • Crafts, video games and board games
  • Light refreshments

Summer Reading runs June 1-August 4 and includes programming for infants through high schoolers at St. Petersburg Libraries. Readers can expect to enjoy space-themed books and reading activities with prizes and the Mayor’s Reading Challenge with a drawing for a special prize. 

This year, Main Library, James W. Johnson Community Library and South Community Library will host Summer BreakSpot, where children 18 and under can enjoy free lunch at no cost. BreakSpot will run Monday - Friday, 12-1 p.m. from June 1 through August 9.

For more information, visit or call 727-892-5296.

5/27 Memorial Day Closures

Residential recycling and garbage collection regularly scheduled for Monday pickup will occur on Tuesday, 5/28. Collection regularly scheduled for Tuesday will occur on Wednesday, 5/29. 

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, 5/27. 

All Recreation Centers and Boyd Hill Nature Preserve will be closed on Monday, 5/27. 

More information can be found HERE.

Public Meeting 6/4: 34th St/Central Town Center Plan

The City is partnering with residents in and adjacent to the 34th Street corridor between 22nd Ave. N. and 3rd Ave. S., to create an area improvement plan that will enhance 34th St. and surrounding areas, create opportunities for development desired by the community and facilitate additional investment.

Preliminary concepts and recommendations will be presented for your input and comments.

June 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Empath Suncoast Hospice
3050 1st Ave. S.

Presentation - 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Open House for Public Input - 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Businesses, property owners and surrounding neighborhoods are all invited to be a part of the planning process which will target economic development, transportation, streetscape, land use/design and branding.

Please contact Gary Jones at 727-893-7877 or for additional information. For more information, visit 

Do you have an award-winning yard?

The annual Community Water-Wise Award applications are now available for curators of attractive, water-efficient landscapes that conserve water and protect the environment. Individuals and businesses are invited to apply to be recognized for their yard's beauty and resiliency. 

More information and link to the application can be found HERE. Applications open through June 30 at midnight.

For ideas on how to make your home more water-wise, visit

Cohort of Champions Summer Registration Open!

Summer Workforce Training Academy

Registration starts on May 13th at the Enoch Davis Center and is free and open to Cohort members ages 12-18.

Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Contact Carlos Daniels 727-893-7894 or Richard Prince 727-430-8669 to sign your child up. Act fast!

For more info, visit

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