The Gulfport Public Library's Summer Reading Kick-Off Party is June 8. There will be a moon walk, games, face painting and more!
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Want to make a homemade gift for mom? Kids can make a craft for mom at the Gulfport Library Saturday.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Want to learn more about using your iPad? The Gulfport Public Library has a free class May 14. Class size is limited, please reserve your spot.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Everyone is invited to celebrate the 2nd Annual World Book Night event at the Gulfport Public Library tonight at 7:15 p.m.
Guests will help "light the night" tonight in the newly constructed Library Reading Garden! The event will be a celebration of life and lanterns in the library's new outdoor space. Everyone is invited to celebrate the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library's 2nd Annual World Book Night tonight at 7:15 p.m. This year, officials are inviting people to enjoy the new garden. Officials have spent the past few months laying the foundation, constructing the fence and placing Tom Pitzen's beautiful mosaics in place. Recently, officials planted several flowers and plants for the big event. Architect Christopher "Toffer" Ross says plans for the garden include 12 different species inside the garden including Red Rocket Crape, Myrtle, Spotted …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Celebrate Gulfport's second annual World Book Night in the new reading garden at the Gulfport Public Library April 23. Head to the library now to decorate a lantern for book night.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Gulfport Public Library has been awarded a $180,000 grant to help pay for renovations.
Expect to see rennovations at the Gulfport Public Library this year. Gulfport City Counilors unanimously approved a resolution accepting the grant Tuesday night. The library will receive $180,000 through the Pinellas County Library Cooperative for upgrades to the restrooms, electrical system and reading areas throughout the building. According to the City Manager's memo in the council agenda, the last time the library was rennovated was in 1994, nearly 20 years ago. "(It) is in need of updating spaces to better serve the changing nature of library services," the memo states. The Gulfport Public Library currently has 6,605 resident patrons, or 54.94 percent of the city's population. According to the City Manager's memo, the total project …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Maya, the reading-assistance dog, will be at the Gulfport Public Library on Thursday from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. Reading to a dog can help children with their reading skills.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Crews are turning dirt and placing the groundwork for a 1500 square foot Reading Garden at the Gulfport Public Library. Special thanks to Phyllis Plotnick for sharing photos of the progress.
Special thanks to Phyllis Plotnick with the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library for sharing these photos of the construction of the Reading Garden! About the Reading Garden: The plan is to create a 1500 square foot Reading Garden west of the Gulfport Public Library's atrium. The garden will be a place for outside reading, studying, writing and meditation. It will also serve as a spot for poetry and book readings as well as social gatherings and celebrations. The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library have already received in kind donations for the project including: For more information: The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library currently meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 10:15 in the Friends Room at the library. The…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Feel the rhythm of the beat at the DrumQuest on Friday, Jan. 4 at the Gulfport Public Library! Today we're highlighting an announcement uploaded by Justin Shea.
Welcome to "Good Morning Gulfport!" We want to highlight YOU for uploading photos, videos, announcements and events on Gulfport Patch. Today, we're highlighting an announcement uploaded by Technical Events Specialist Justin Shea! Shea uploaded "DrumQuest at Gulfport Library Friday, January 4th at 7pm!" DrumQuest founder and music educator Jimbo Talbot brings his fun, high energy drumming program to our library for an evening of rhythmic adventure and family fun! The event is at 7 p.m. and open to all ages. For more information contact Cailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-893-1134. How to Share on Gulfport Patch: To post events to the site for free: navigate to the Events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of the page. Tell …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Gulfport City Leaders planted the first "seed" in the new community reading garden at the library.
Imagine picking out a book at the Gulfport Public Library and walking out into a garden full of flowers, local art displays, benches and memorial bricks. Within two years, that dream could be a reality if the community comes together with fundraising efforts and planning. The Gulfport City Council planted the first "seed" in the community garden by approving the use of $25,000 of Library specific Special Revenue Funds to be used for breaking ground on the garden. During Tuesday night's Regular Council Meeting, Phyllis Plotnick and other members of the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library asked the council to dedicate enough money to start the project. The council unanimously agreed. The Library Specific Special Revenue Fund presently …