Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The 32nd Annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition

The competition for Middle and High School Students is going on right now. 

For information on how to enter this competition please contact Ben Wiley at 727-215-2276.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Short Story winners

   1st place:  Phoebe Cipolla  The Great Guinea Pig Adventure   Plumb Elementary Grade 5
   2nd place: Hailey Foster     Spooks, Scares, Twists and Turns    Curtis Elementary Grade 5
  3rd place: Isabella Carson   The Flip-Flop  Plumb Elementary Grade 5
  Honorable mention:
    Nate Frago           Running Down a Thief        Plumb Elementary                        Grade 5
   Ryan Morrow        Everybody's Hero                Madeira Beach Elementary          Grade 5
   Noah Painter         Dimensionz                         Eisenhower Elementary               Grade 5
   Vaidahi Patel         A Fighter                             Curtis Elementary                        Grade 5
   Nevaeh Squires    Car Crash                             Curtis Elementary                        Grade 5

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Mark the date

Come hear  Rick Smith, Jr. son of Patrick Smith speak about his father's book "A land remembered". This is considered to be the best book about Florida and its history. Join us on Thursday November 5th at 6 pm in the Jenkins Wing of the Library. Admission is by ticket only and they are free. Get your ticket at the Book Store or the Library Checkout Desk. Seating is limited.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Book Sale

May 7-23 ALL books in the Bookstore are 1/2 price! Take advantage of this great sale today

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Short Story Winners

1st place             Brooke Kashtan             Clearwater Fundamental     grade 6
2nd place            Justin Rudolph                 St. Paul's                          grade 8
3rd place             Matthew Peak               Clearwater Fundamental     grade 7

Honorable mention:
   John Dohnal                      St. Paul's                          grade 8
      Linsey Harrison                 St. Paul's                          grade 7
       Catherine Johnson             St. Paul's                         grade 8
       Sara Ostebo                       Safety Harbor                   grade 8
       Shelby Rothberg                 St. Paul's                        grade 8
1st place            Michaela Moos              Osceola High            grade 10
2nd place           Maggie Nelson               Pinellas Park            grade 10
3rd place           Danielle Benson               Osceola High          grade 9

Honorable mention:
              Brittney Bombard              Osceola                             grade 9
               Margaret Hynes               Osceola                             grade 9
                Madison Murphy             Osceola                              grade 9
                Brianna Patenaude          Osceola                              grade 10
                Jenna Shirley                   Osceola                              grade 11

Thursday, January 15, 2015

2015 - Winter Book Sale in the Jenkins Room of the Library  

Early bird for members only Jan 29 3:30 to 5:30   Jan 30 & 31 9:30 to 3: 3:30

Adult books 50 cents 3 for $1.00

Children's 25 cents 4 for 1.00
Friends, Largo Public Library Bookstore Hours:

Mon-Wed 9:30-4:30 

Thurs-Sat 10:00-4:30

Visit Our Bookstore

The volunteer-run Kathryn E. Porter Bookstore is located inside Largo Public Library at 120 Central Park Dr., Largo, FL, selling donated used books, magazines, and videos to support library programs and projects. Stop by and check out our great prices! Donate your own gently used books, magazines, and videos to our store. Read about the bookstore in The St. Petersburg Times.

Bookstore hours: Monday through Saturday: 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Sunday: 1-4:30 pm