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A Library Card is the Coolest Card!
September is Library Card Sign-up Month and your library card is the most important school supply of all!

By Mika Nelson, Director of the St. Petersburg Library System

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the public libraries in Pinellas County all join with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all — a free library card.

Resources at your PPLC member libraries are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. Whether you attend "Mother Goose on the Loose" at Clearwater Main, "Forgotten Math" in Eastlake, "Crafty Kids" at the Seminole Community Library, or St. Petersburg's "S.P.A.R.K. — Stories Promote Amazing Reading Kids" events, you and your children are sure to learn and grow — together.

Current Program Guide
September

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for past issues.

Today's libraries aren't only a place of quiet study, but are also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or just relax with peers. Our libraries offer access to a variety of print and digital resources, including the Florida Electronic Library (FEL), Ancestry and other research databases, downloadable eBooks, movies, and more — that can all be accessed online in a library, or from your mobile devices.

"Our libraries provide access and programs for students of all ages," says Casey McPhee, Director of the Largo Public Library. "For preschool age children we offer early literacy and lap sit story times to encourage school readiness, for older children and teens we supplement education with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programs and innovative makerspaces, and for older teens we have information and tools to help prepare for college and mentoring programs. There's really something for everyone and it's all free with a library card."

Throughout the course of the month, PPLC libraries will host a number of activities, including S.A.T. practice at Tarpon Springs, College Admissions Q&A at St. Pete Beach, Teen Art Club at Pinellas Park, and a variety of innovative Computer Classes at Gulf Beaches, Palm Harbor or Dunedin.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any public library in person or Click here to Get a Library Card!

 

Library Closings for September, 2015

Labor Day, September 7, 2015

  • Clearwater Main Library, Clearwater Beach Library, Clearwater Countryside Library, Clearwater East, Clearwater N. Greenwood
  • Dunedin Friends Branch
  • East Lake Community Library
  • The Gulf Beaches Public Library
  • Gulfport Public Library
  • Largo Public Library
  • Oldsmar Public Library
  • Palm Harbor Library
  • Barbara S. Ponce Public Library
  • St. Petersburg Public Library System, St. Petersburg West
  • St Pete Beach Public Library
  • Seminole Community Library
  • Tarpon Springs Public Library

Other Closings/Time Changes

  • Dunedin: Close @ 5pm September 6, Closed September 7
  • Safety Harbor: Closed September 6 and 7

 

PPLC Monthly Program Guide

Current Program Guide - September

Previous Program Guides

2015: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August

2014: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2013: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2012: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2011: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2010: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2009: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2008: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2007: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2006: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2005: October, November, December

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