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Hillsborough County – National Library Week, Feature Storytelling Festival April Library Events

Hillsborough County, Florida (April 1, 2022) – Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for engaging, entertaining and informative free programs for the whole family this April.

The events listed below are just a sample of the many scheduled events. Find more announcements under the “Online Events & Courses” tab on

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Holiday Closures
Good Friday – The Temple Terrace Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 15 for Good Friday.
Easter – All libraries in the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative will be closed on Sunday, April 17 for Easter.

Books That Changed My Life: National Library Week
Tuesday 5 April, at 5.30 p.m.

Books have the power to change lives. Join library staff as they share recommendations for books that have impacted them, as well as a spotlight on library resources to find other great books.

This program is presented as part of National Library Week. For all ages. Register via the calendar function on

Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival: Next Steps
Wednesday 6 April, at 6.30 p.m.

Hello, future storytellers! Attend this session for tips, tricks, and final consideration for participating in this year’s festival.

Funded by Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Friends. For elementary, middle or high school children and their parents/guardians. Register via the calendar function on

Evening Stories Timeline

  • Thursday 7 April, at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 14 April, at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 21 April, at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 28 April, at 6 p.m.

Enjoy books, rhymes and songs while developing early literacy skills. Grab a blanket and your favorite stuffed animal. For 2 to 6 year olds and their companions. Register via the calendar function on

Choose Your Library Adventure 2022
Thursday 7 April, at 6.30 p.m.

Adventure time begins with your own choices on this interactive journey through the world of the library. A friendly and knowledgeable guide will ensure children and family leave with the knowledge and enthusiasm to make the most of the library resources available for fun, education and continued adventure. For ages 6 to 12. Register via the calendar function on

Celebrations around the world: Earth Day
Tuesday 12 April, at 6.30 p.m.

Take a look at special occasion customs and culture around the world. Today’s topic: Earth Day. For all ages. Register via the calendar function on

Storytime with ZooTampa: Shapes and Patterns
Thursday, April 21, at 10 a.m.

Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive online activities make up this special program that combines animal experience while highlighting early literacy skills and encouraging reading readiness and social interaction. ZooTampa’s participation in this project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For 3-6 year olds. Register via the calendar function on

Online genealogy at the library
Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m.

Join us for an overview of the library’s online genealogy resources. Learn how to access these free databases and tools through Registered participants are encouraged to download this free ancestral map beforehand. For teenagers and adults. Register via the calendar function on