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Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

2902 W. Bearss Ave.
Tampa, FL 33618-1828
813-273-3652
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About the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

Overview

The original 25,000 square foot Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, a gift from the Winn-Dixie Foundation, opened February 14, 2001 and serves the Carrollwood and Northdale communities and is the regional library for the Northwest area of Hillsborough County. Construction of the 10,000 square foot expansion to the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library began in December 2012 and was completed in February 2014. This new expansion features:

Open seven days a week, the library provides a comprehensive collection and a wide variety of programs and services. It also features four smaller meeting rooms for programs, meetings, quiet study and literacy tutoring. A drive-thru window provides convenient checkout and return of library materials. Additionally, the library has added new computer furniture and study tables to further facilitate collaborative work.

Friends of the Library

The Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library has an active Friends of the Library group which runs The Carousel Book Store. Proceeds from sales benefit the branch directly. The Friends fund many special programs at the library and have purchased seven life-sized carousel animals by artist Cindy Niemi Seifert to decorate the new children's room.

History

The Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library is named in honor of Jimmie B. Keel, former Assistant County Administrator, in recognition of his 35 years of passionate, caring service to Hillsborough County.

Library Art

The Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library is enhanced by an art installation consisting of 17 paintings by local folk artist Mr. B (Jack Beverland) that illustrate a poem entitled "Song of Hillsborough" written by James E. Tokley, Sr.

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