Library History Roadshow
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Celebrating the Bruton Memorial Library
302 W McLendon Street in Plant City
About the Event
Hillsborough County libraries will celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2014. To demonstrate why our libraries are so special, the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System is collecting items to make a digital history of our local community's photographs, memorabilia and stories.
The Bruton Memorial Library was started by the Plant City Woman's Club in 1927. It continued as their volunteer project until 1959 when Plant City residents voted to tax themselves to have public library service. A small library was built by the City, a staff was hired and the library became a department of the City government. The library was enlarged and remodeled in 1994 and is now named Bruton Memorial Library in honor and memory of some of its strongest advocates, Quintilla Geer Bruton and Judge James D. Bruton, Jr.
At each Library History Roadshow event, current and former users of the featured library are invited to bring their photos, memorabilia, artifacts, and stories of the library to share. Scanned items and recorded memories will be added to a growing digital archive of Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library history, which will be made available to the public in 2014 during the library's Centennial Celebration.
Follow the Library History Roadshow blog for details about each event and stay tuned for a Roadshow visit at a branch near you!