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Pinellas County Libraries as: Small Business Incubators
By Theodore "Patrick" Milas, Continuing Education Coordinator with the Bureau of Library Development Division of Library and Information Services, Florida Department of State

Public Libraries in Pinellas County join the Florida State Library and libraries around the world by promoting libraries as places within communities where people can explore ideas to initiate and grow their own small businesses.

Innovators have the opportunity to use public library meeting rooms, resources and equipment to brainstorm and refine their ideas with the assistance of others who have expertise and are willing to share their time and talent.

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Pinellas County Public Libraries provide:

  • Shared work spaces
  • Free high speed Internet connections
  • Free databases that focus in on local needs
  • Access to low- or no-cost equipment to test and initiate new business ideas
  • 3-D printers in idea labs and maker spaces - and more!

As more print resources move online, entrepreneurs can access vital information from the library to start or grow their businesses from any place at any time.

According to Gene Coppolla, Director of the Palm Harbor Public Library and former Chairman of the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors: "Collaborations between public libraries and the business sector go hand in hand." Public libraries have supported small business growth for decades by offering start-up information in a variety of formats, supporting job placement activities and well as workforce development opportunities.

 

Library Closings for February, 2015

Spring Holiday, 2015

  • Clearwater Main Library — Closed April 5
  • Clearwater Countryside — Closed April 5
  • Dunedin Public Libarary — Closed April 3; Close @ 5pm April 5
  • Dunedin Friends Branch — Closed April 3
  • Oldsmar Public Library — Closed April 3
  • Barbara B. Ponce Public Library — Closed April 5
  • St. Petersburg Public Library System — Closed April 5
  • St. Petersburg West — Closed April 3, 5
  • Seminole Community Library — Closed April 5

 

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