Library Summer Programming Returns in Person

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Library Summer Programming Returns in Person

St. Petersburg, FL (May 17, 2022) - Readers of all ages are invited to explore Oceans of Possibilities with the St. Petersburg Library System this summer.

Free educational summer programming will be offered May 28 through July 30, 2022 with ocean-themed stories, presentations, crafts, activities and more for toddlers through teens — and adults too. The nine-week offering encourages youth, as well as the young at heart, to keep reading and learning over the summer while school is out. This year’s theme, Oceans of Possibilities, celebrates oceanography.

This will be the first year since 2019 that St. Petersburg Library System’s summer programming will take place in person.

“We are delighted to be able to once again offer free, engaging summer programming to the community. Now that we are again able to offer summer programming in person, the community can get the most out of what St. Pete’s libraries have to offer,” said Mika Nelson, St. Petersburg Library System Director.

Summer programming will kick off at the Mirror Lake Community Library where participants can pick up a Summer Programming Guide and take-home activities.

Summer Kickoff Event
Saturday, May 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mirror Lake Community Library
280 5th St. N.

The Summer Programming Guides for youth include information on free programming, take-home crafts, reading challenges and prizes, curated book bundles and more. Additionally, youth readers can participate in Reading with the Rays to receive two tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays game and other prizes.

The Summer Programming Guide for adults includes information on lectures, discussions and more for adult readers, storytellers and adventurers to promote lifelong learning.

The City of St. Petersburg, in partnership with Summer BreakSpot, will provide free meals to children 18 years and younger at several locations throughout St. Pete during summer break. Free meals will be available weekdays May 31 - August 5 from 12 to 1 p.m. The James Weldon Johnson Library (1059 18th Ave. S.) and South Community Library (2300 Roy Hanna Dr. S.) are among participating locations. More information and additional locations can be found at

More information about the St. Petersburg Library System’s summer programming can be found at