St. Petersburg Times
Special report
Video report
  • For their own good
    Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
  • More video reports
Multimedia report
Print Email this storyEmail story Comment Email editor
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Your name Your email
Friend's name Friend's email
Your message

Packed library to sell books

Published July 5, 2006

ST. PETE BEACH - The St. Pete Beach Library is bursting at the seams.

In an effort to make more shelf space, library staffers and volunteers have culled about 500 large-print books from the stacks that they are willing to part with and the books are on sale at the library now.

Collectors may be interested in the library's bound collection of National Geographic magazines dating from 1929 through 1996. The issues are bound by groups of six and will be sold for $1 each.

"They are in terrific shape and look great. Kids can use these for school projects, or folks could even use them to dress up a home they're trying to sell," said Roberta Whipple, the library's administrator.

The library's shelves usually reach maximum density every summer, Whipple said, so the sale has become a popular annual event, perhaps because it offers an opportunity to have a library book without concern about turning it in late or spilling something on it.

"I always seem to get mustard on everything - that's my problem," Whipple said, laughing.

The library is at 365 73rd Ave., about two blocks from City Hall. For information, call 552-1762.

Other St. Pete Beach events and meetings:

* The Volunteer Response Team meets at 7 p.m. today in the commission chambers at City Hall, 155 Corey Ave.* The Historic Preservation group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in the commission chambers at City Hall, 155 Corey Ave.* The Sister City Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the commission chambers at City Hall, 155 Corey Avenue.* The Community Center groundbreaking and Waterfront Park grand opening is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 11 at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Refreshments will be served.

Madeira Beach

The Gulf Beaches Public Library, which serves residents of Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, North Redington Beach, Redington Shores and Treasure Island, will screen its July Movie of the Month, titled Hawaii, Oslo, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach.

Refreshments will be provided.

Also, kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to attend summer library programs.

This week features a visit from the pet professor.

Stop by the library and see Crystal, the Youth Services librarian, for more information and a schedule.

Story time for preschoolers is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

News for the Beaches Neighborhood Notebook may be e-mailed to , or mailed to Lorrie Lykins, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is the previous Friday.

[Last modified July 4, 2006, 23:59:26]

Share your thoughts on this story

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Subscribe to the Times
Click here for daily delivery
of the St. Petersburg Times.

Email Newsletters