Library History Roadshow will Gather Bloomingdale Regional Public Library History on April 12

On Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Library History Roadshow will feature the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library at 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. Library patrons are encouraged to bring their library memories, photographs and memorabilia to share.

Dedicated on Feb. 10, 2005, the library was built to serve communities in east Hillsborough County.  With the support from the Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, this branch features programs, art and computer classes for all ages as well as a wealth of print, audio, visual and digital resources. Public meeting rooms, a designated Genealogy room and a Children’s Room are just some of the many special features that bring more than 230,000 visits to the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library each year.

Join the fun at one or more of the special events planned for Saturday, April 12, as the library celebrates National Library Week and the library system’s Centennial.

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries are celebrating 100 years of service to the community during 2014. In partnership with the Tampa Bay History Center, the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County Inc. and other community partners, the Library History Roadshow is an ongoing event, making stops at library branches throughout Hillsborough County.

Staff and volunteers work onsite at each Library History Roadshow to digitally scan photos and other printed items that residents bring, and are able to immediately return original artifacts to their owners. Attendees have the opportunity to record video and audio memories and share their historical knowledge of their experiences at Hillsborough County libraries.

For more information about the Library History Roadshow, including photos and videos of library memories and treasures, please visit http://hcplc.org/hcplc/events/libraryroadshow. To learn more about the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System’s Centennial Celebration, please visit: centennial.hcplc.org or call 813-273-3652.