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Friends of the UTB Library: The UTB Library - Your Terrific Resource

We all have busy schedules.

Sometimes with everything going on, it is easy to miss out on the advantage of treasures like the Upper Tampa Bay Library within our community. When I first moved here, the library itself was just a dream. It’s now a terrific resource that I invite you to visit. In addition to its books, the library offers CDs, DVDs, a 3D printer and a wide variety of activities for all ages. The library is easy to get to, has excellent parking and a helpful staff. Just inside the library, the Friends of the Upper Tampa Bay Library run the Gazebo Bookstore.

Bookstore hours are the same as those of the library. The door to it is just to the left of the sliding glass doors inside the library. You will see a rack of paperback books and a beautiful bronze sculpture of a girl skipping rope just outside of the store.

Those of you who purchase books from us know that it has a broad selection of high quality books at bargain prices. Most hardback books are $2. Large paperbacks are $1.50. Small paperbacks are just 50 cents. Some books in the children’s section are often even less! Proceeds from our book sales support programming and materials that allow the library to offer the wide range of programs currently available to you.

In the coming months our Friends chapter will be developing a Facebook page to keep you informed about our projects and showcase some of the terrific items available for purchase.

I want to thank all who have donated books, DVDs and CDs to the bookstore as well as those of you who have purchased them. If you are not yet a member of the Upper Tampa Bay Friends, please consider joining. Individual memberships start at $10. Applications are available in the Gazebo Bookstore.

For more information e-mail

By Bobbie Muir, President


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