Monday, February 18, 2013
The contest runs through Feb. 28.
The ninth annual Design-a-Bookmark contest is now under way at the Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. This contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Bloomingdale Library and allows children in grades kindergarten to 12th to design a bookmark. According to an announcement posted by the Friends on Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch, a winner will be chosen from each grade kindergarten to eight and then one winner will be chosen among ninth- through 12th-graders. For more information, click here. Got an announcement of your own? Post word of it for free in the Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch Announcements. ______________ Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved. Post a…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Owners of the property east of the library are once more proposing to build a large-scale store.
A controversial Bloomingdale Avenue property is once again in the spotlight. Redstone Properties LLC has returned to the county's Planning and Growth Management Department to request changes to its land use plan that would permit it to develop a big-box retail store. This is the third time the property owner has attempted to submit a plan to the county to develop big-box retail on the 43.5 acre pasture, which is zoned for Greenfield Traditional Neighborhood Design. This designation is similar to the zoning of the Winthrop Town Centre on Bloomingdale Avenue and Providence Road. Providing that the development meets certain traditional design standards, it allows the developer to build six units per acres of residential development and 500,…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The library is inviting children to design a bookmark that will be used by the library throughout the year.
Love to read? Love to draw? Then here's a contest for you. The Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library is hosting its eighth annual Design-a-Bookmark Contest. Children in grades kindergarten through 12 are invited to design a bookmark to be used by the library throughout the year. Templates are available at the library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. Young artists should use crayon, colored pencil, markers or paints to create an original bookmark related to books, libraries or reading. Entries are limited to one per child and all entries must be submitted to the Circulation Desk by closing Wednesday, Feb. 29. One winner will be chosen from each grade, kindergarten through eight and one winner will be chosen for grades 9 to 12 …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The window will be installed in the Genealogy Room at the Bloomingdale Regional Library.
A colorful stained-glass window soon will adorn the Genealogy Room at the Bloomingdale Regional Library thanks to the work of stained-glass artist Lisa Vogt. The Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library have commissioned Vogt to create a window representative of the library's popular Life Story Writing Program. "Lisa Vogt is the same artist that did the children's windows and the windows over the front entrance of the library," said Friends President Carol Jones. Vogt also created the dichroic hearts purchased by library patrons when the library first opened and now displayed in the front hallway. The new stained-glass window will be installed in one of the inside windows of the Genealogy Room. "I do not have a firm date yet for …
Monday, October 17, 2011
The event will take place Oct. 22 in the McLane Room at the Bloomingdale Regional Library.
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Whether you love getting lost in a good mystery or fancy large coffee table volumes filled with photos, the Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library has a book for you. The group, which operates the Bookends bookstore at the library at 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the library's McLane Room. There, book lovers will find hundreds of choices, from silhouette romances to autobiographies, said Bookends manager Donna Todd. "It's a great opportunity for teachers to build their libraries at a low cost," Todd said. "We'll also have a selection of large-print books as well as paperbacks, hardbacks, holiday books, children's books, cookbooks and Spanish-language books." For the past …