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Hurricane Idalia TBLC Closures

TBLC remains committed to connecting libraries to resources and information throughout natural disasters. Please see the information below for TBLC-related closures, and let us know about your library’s needs as the storm’s track progresses toward Florida. Florida Library Webinars All Webinars previously scheduled this week have been postponed. If you have registered to attend, you […]

Hurricane Ian TBLC Member Updates

Member Libraries This page will be updated as information becomes available Resources for Hurricane Ian Recovery Support: TBLC Statewide Programs Please contact the library before returning any materials to the following counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Lee and Sarasota. Also, October is invoice month for Delivery. All invoices will go out via email by 10/31/22.

Coronavirus FAQ

image/svg+xml image/svg+xml General information from the CDC about Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ image/svg+xml image/svg+xml What’s the proper way to wash your hands? https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/ image/svg+xml image/svg+xml Where can I track the known cases of Coronavirus? https://systems.jhu.edu/research/public-health/ncov/

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What is TBLC The Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Inc. (TBLC) is a nonprofit Multitype Library Cooperative that assists and empowers over 120 libraries. All types of libraries – public, academic, school and specialized – are members. Since 1979, TBLC has worked with member libraries to provide better, faster service to the residents of central Florida.  […]

TBLC Honors Former Director Dr. Barbara Stites’ 44 years of dedicated library service

Dr. Barbara J. Stites, Interim Dean of the Wilson G. Bradshaw Library at Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, Florida is retiring on December 24, 2019 concluding a 44-year career in education and libraries. Barbara began her career as an elementary school teacher, moving to management of high school library media centers, then business and […]

TBLC Honors Pride Month: Sharing FLA Presentation on LGBTQ+ Reader’s Advisory

Tricia Smith of the St. Petersburg Public Library System, and Chris Brackett of Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library presented a session titled “Queens, Kings, and ACE: LGBTQ+ Reader’s Advisory” at the 2019 FLA Conference. Both presenters were incredibly generous and allowed us to share their presentation with our members. This is an excellent reader’s advisory resource. […]

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