Libraries and Food Insecurity

It is common knowledge that libraries are on the front lines facing a lot of things, but a major issue that libraries are starting to address is hunger. We surveyed libraries in our region to find out what they were doing to address this issue. We have compiled the...

TBLC Library Champion Awards

TBLC is pleased to announce that Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle and his wife Edie and Senator Jack Latvala who represents parts of Pinellas and Pasco Counties are the recipients of its 2016 Library Champion Awards. Mr. Bustle served on the Manatee County...

Harwood Public Innovators Lab

On September 21st through 23rd strong contingents of library staff from the Manatee County Public Library System and Sarasota County Libraries completed a two and a half day Harwood Institute for Public Innovation lab sponsored and coordinated by the Patterson...

Pinellas Park Library shares tips on Twitter!

Want to learn how to use Twitter to connect with your library community?  Learn how the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library of Pinellas Park makes effective use of Twitter to interact and engage with their community.  Big thanks to Dave McMurrin for sharing! Follow this...

A Tribute to Summer Reading

Now that summer reading has come to an end, take a few moments to reflect on what you have accomplished.  Think about the many families who have benefitted from your programs and services.  Don’t forget the thousands of children (and parents) who are...