The 25,000 square foot New Tampa Regional Library is located on Cross Creek Boulevard adjacent to a small lake and wooded area to the south which offers a panoramic view of a natural Florida habitat from the public reading room. Open seven days a week, the library houses a comprehensive circulating collection in multiple formats and a wide variety of programs and services. In addition to a large community room and story time room, four smaller meeting rooms are available for programs, meetings, quiet study and literacy tutoring. A public makerspace, The Hive, offers unique tools, activities and events for hands-on learning.
The library facility is enhanced by numerous works of art provided through Hillsborough County’s Public Art Program. Encircling the building is the ceramic tile ribbon walkway, Alphawalk by Claire Jeanine Satin, that celebrates the written word. On the library’s back patio is The Key Tree by Plant City metal artist Rob Woods. Created in 2005 and installed at the library in 2014, this 14-branch tree has 1880 leaves made from keys collected by students from Tampa Palms Elementary School. Displayed inside the building are Celeste Simon’s acrylic on canvas Spirit Ladder; Martha Brooks Marshall’s acrylic on canvas From the Shadows and Cascading; John Whipple’s mixed media Gift Bearers; and George Pappas’ mixed media Trojan Battle Plan.
Area: New Tampa (Wesley Chapel/Zephyrhills)
10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa, FL, 33647