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Temple Terrace library celebrates 50 golden years

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The city's library celebrated its 50th anniversary this week, as officials, volunteers and longtime patrons remembered humble beginnings.

In 1959, the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club inspired the creation of a Temple Terrace library, and it opened the following year in a one-room caddy shack along the golf course.

Books were donated, and club volunteers served as the staff. In 1962, the club turned over the library's operations to the city, kicking off its current run.

Today, the facility at 202 Bullard Parkway boasts more than 100,000 books and is one of the busiest public libraries in Hillsborough County with more than 250,000 visitors annually, officials say.

The celebration, in conjunction with National Library Week, began Monday and will continue through Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today is the "Library History Road Show," presented by the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. The county library staff will be on hand with audio-video recorders and scanners to gather residents' historical information about the Temple Terrace library. Bring old photos, memorabilia and stories to share.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, children in preschool through third grade may enjoy "Elephant and Piggy's Adventure Party." The event includes a story, crafts, games and snacks.

For more information, call the library at (813) 506-6770.

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