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SouthShore Regional Library

15816 Beth Shields Way
Ruskin, FL 33573-4903
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About the SouthShore Regional Library


Opened in October of 2006, the 40,000 square foot SouthShore Regional Library offers a wide variety of materials including books, magazines, online databases, music & DVDs for children, teens and adults - in both English and in Spanish. There are 49 public Internet access computers as well as wireless Internet service available throughout the library. A variety of programs for all ages are offered each month.

The library has a large community room as well as smaller meeting rooms of varying sizes available for community and non-profit groups. The Genealogy Center offers computer workstations, print and online resources for genealogical research. The Children's Library, decorated in a Florida wildlife theme, offers the library's youngest visitors books, magazines, media and computers for fun and learning. The Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library host a bookstore and vending cafe for the public.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library host a bookstore and vending cafe for the public.


The 25th and largest library branch in Hillsborough County, SouthShore Regional Library serves a growing and diverse population in the south county area. The library was completed at a cost of $10,138,000, with the aid of a $500,000 State of Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services Public Library construction grant.

Library Art

The John Crawford Art Education Studio, featuring the works of former librarian and watercolor artist John Crawford, offers free art instruction and appreciation activities for all ages.

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