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Riverview Branch Library
About the Riverview Branch Library
The 8,000 square foot Riverview Branch Library opened on November 18, 1979. Nestled on a wooded site on Riverview Drive just west of Highway 301, the branch offers friendly, accessible service to the neighborhood.
Today, the Riverview Branch houses over 70,000 items - including books, recorded books, magazines, music CDs and DVDs. Online and Internet access is provided through library computers and WiFi connectivity. The library routinely offers a variety of programs and computer training classes for children, teens and adults. A community room is available for public use, and after-hours book drops are located at the front and rear of the building. A 2008 parking lot expansion more than doubled the number of spaces available.
Friends of the Library
The Riverview Branch Chapter of the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. operates a book store in the north lobby of the building. Proceeds from book sales enable the Friends to fund special programs and events and to provide other support for library operations.
Library service to the community originated with Riverview Station, a bookmobile stop at a local grocery store. A group of citizens formed the Riverview Library Association when they saw the need for a library building to better serve the communities of Riverview, South Brandon, Progress Village and Gibsonton. With the Gardinier Corporation's donation of land that had formerly been used as a worm farm, the plans became reality.