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Jump into Reading this Summer at Your Library! Kickoff Event June 11 at Main Library

St. Petersburg, Fla. (June 7, 2016) – With over 50 years of summer youth activities, the St. Petersburg Library System’s S.P.A.R.K. – Stories Promote Amazing Reading Kids Team is excited to launch another summer of reading.  The library system will offer Family Storytime and Movies throughout the summer for kids of all ages.  And, there are great surprises in store for kids who complete the On Your Mark… Get Set, Read! incentive games! Upcoming event dates and details:

Summer Reading Kick-Off Event – June 11th

Main Library – 2 to 4 p.m.

Family Story Times For All Ages – June 13th through July 22nd

Mondays - Johnson Community Library – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesdays - Main Library – 10:15 a.m.

Tuesdays – North Community Library – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesdays – South Community Library – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesdays - West Community Library - 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays - Main Library – 6:30 p.m.

Saturdays – Mirror Lake Community Library – 1 p.m.

Family-Friendly Summer Movies – June 14th through August 2nd

Tuesdays – Main Library – 1:30 p.m. 

Library locations and street address:

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 33716.

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

West Community Library at SPC, St. Pete/Gibbs: 6700 Eighth Avenue North; St. Pete, FL 33710.

The St. Petersburg Library System’s service philosophy is to offer programs and services as a part of its community development initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services, and programs focused on the education, economy, ecology, equity, efficiency and engagement of the city of St. Petersburg. For more information about summer reading activities and programs, please call the Main Library at 727-892-5296.

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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