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'Libraries Unshelved' offers free books at recreation centers

St. Petersburg, Fla. (October 9, 2015) – The St. Petersburg Library System presents Libraries Unshelved, a new initiative to distribute free books at locations throughout the city. Books labeled with the Libraries Unshelved logo are free for anyone to take and read and they are now currently available at 10 St. Petersburg Recreation Centers. When finished, books can be returned to the original location, left somewhere else, passed to a friend, or kept.  

Library officials said they are giving books away “to share the love of reading with the whole city!” More locations will be added to the free book sites as the program grows.

All books are provided by community donations, which are accepted at all St. Petersburg Library locations. Organizations or businesses wishing to offer these books to the public may contact Angela Falsey at 727-892-5295.

For more information, visit or call the Main Library at 727-893-7724.

The St. Petersburg Library System offers the Libraries Unshelved program as a part of its 5E Community Development Initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services, and programs focused on the Economy, Ecology, Equity, Efficiency and Engagement of our community.

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


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