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St. Petersburg Celebrates 100 Years of Library Service! Join Us at Mirror Lake December 1

(11-25-15)The public is invited to attend a centennial open house celebrating 100 years of library service in St. Petersburg at the Mirror Lake Community Library, 280 Fifth Street North, on Tuesday, December 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Beaux Arts-style library, built with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie, first opened to the public on December 1, 1915 with 2,600 volumes. Additions to the building were designed in the same style and completed in 1951 and 1997. Of the 14 Carnegie Libraries built in Florida from 1901 to 1917, Mirror Lake is one of only two that are still operating as a library.

Please join us for a short program at 11:30 am followed by an open house with cake and punch. The open house will feature historic pictures of the Mirror Lake Community Library, music by The New Music Conflagration, special appearances by City leaders and guests, as well as information about the future of the library system’s community partnership center.

ABOUT YOUR ST. PETERSBURG LIBRARY TODAY:  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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