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Ready for a Reading Challenge? Find Out More at Your St. Pete Library! Kickoff Event June 11

Are you ready for a challenge?  St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is calling for all students entering Kindergarten through 12th grade to read 2016-2017 Battle of the Books titles this summer. Learn more about the Mayor’s Challenge at the Summer Reading Kick-Off Event at St. Petersburg's Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. on Saturday, June 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Visit your St. Pete Library to locate materials and complete the Mayor’s Reading Challenge. You will enjoy titles selected by Florida Association for Media in Education and you will be entered to win a Kindle Fire 7!  The 2016-2017 Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Books program covers four age groups, including SSYRA Jr. Books through Florida Teens Read Books. Submit your completed entry form to any St. Petersburg Library. 

Summer Reading Challenge Participants, Ask Your St. Pete Library About:

2016-2017 Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award, Jr. Books (Entering K-2nd Grades)

2016-2017 Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Books (Entering 3rd – 5th or 6th – 8th Grades)

2016-2017 Florida Teens Read Books (Entering 9th – 12th Grades)

Pick up the Mayor's Reading Challenge and SSYRA Book Titles List from any St. Pete Library Location:

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 @ 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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