The North Tampa Branch Library opened in a new building on September 18, 2009 at the same location as the old building. The new building is 24,000 square feet and includes a large community room, a children's room, a teen room, a quiet study room, a computer lab, and other meeting rooms. Across the street from Chamberlain High School, this library offers many programs for teens, including a Teen Advisory Board as well as children's programs, computer classes and other programs for adults, including Master Gardener.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the North Tampa Branch Library has a bookstore in the lobby of the library and accept donations of books and audio visual materials. The funds raised in the bookstore support library programming at the branch.
The North Tampa Library opened on January 13, 1964 in a 3500 square foot building. It was expanded twice, to 7,000 square feet in 1967 and to 10,500 square feet in 1977. On August 14, 2008 a groundbreaking was held for the new building.
A stained glass piece titled Reach for the Stars by Lisa and Joe Vogt hangs in the children's room and was donated by the artist. A quilt that was created by Hillsborough County employees in response to 9/11 hangs in the lobby.