Friday, December 18, 2009

Digital Bookmobile teaches library users about Overdrive

The Digital Bookmobile came to the Regency Park library yesterday to show library users how to download digital audio books, e-books, music, and video through a service called Overdrive.  Access Overdrive by clicking here.  Many people took the opportunity to tour the bus to learn more about this service offered through the library's website.  One lucky person walked away with a new iPod Nano after winning the door prize drawing at the event.  


Teens make Gingerbread Houses

The teens at the Regency Park library had a great time making gingerbread houses out of graham crackers.  The houses looked creative and delicious.  For instructions on how to make your own house out of graham crackers, click here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Digital Bookmobile coming to Regency Park Library!

What is the Digital Bookmobile you ask? Here is a link to their website: Click me!

The Digital Bookmobile will be here at Regency Park on December 17th between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Come to the library on the 17th and you will be treated to an abundant amount of information about Overdrive, our digital download service!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Teens can put their movie-making skills to work!

TheDirector'sChair logo (FINAL).jpgWinter break perfect time for students to prepare for video contest
Ask a Librarian sponsors video contest for high schoolers

TAMPA, Fla. (December 15, 2009) — Wondering what to do with your aspiring young director over the winter break? Tell your high school students about The Third Annual Director’s Chair, a contest in which Florida students submit commercials to promote Ask a Librarian.  Ask a Librarian is a free online service that allows the public to chat with a librarian for help with homework or general questions

Floridians in ninth through 12th grade are invited to submit a 30-second video promoting Ask a Librarian by January 24, 2010, for the chance to win a digital video camera, a digital camera or a MP3 player.

“We hope students will be using their holiday vacations to put the finishing touches on their entries,” said Diana Silveira, virtual reference manager of Ask a Librarian. “We know teens are incredibly creative, especially after seeing past entries, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with this year.”

After a panel of judges picks the top five videos, it will be up to the public to vote for their favorite video from Feb. 8- 20, 2010. 

Visit for more information about the contest, including submission instructions, prizes, official contest rules, release forms and more.  Previous winning videos are on the page for viewing. 

Visit for more information about the Ask a Librarian service.

Ask a Librarian is managed by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) and is a collaboration of over 103 Florida libraries.  Ask a Librarian is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, State Library and Archives of Florida.   Ask a Librarian is a service of the Florida Electronic Library.

The Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Inc. (TBLC) is a nonprofit multi-type library cooperative that assists and empowers libraries. Since 1979, TBLC has worked with member libraries to provide better, faster service and resource sharing to the residents of Florida. For more information, call (813) 622-8252 or visit

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Battle of the Bands entrance forms are now being accepted!

Entries are now being accepted at any Pasco Library or by e-mail to  Bands ages 13-20 from any Florida county are eligible to enter! 


This year's competition will involve 6 weeks of online videos in February and March of 2010, with viewers voting for their favorite band each week via our MySpace page, following by a live band battle at Crews Lake Park (16739 Crews Lake Dr, Shady Hills, FL 34610) on March 26th, 2010.  Two different prize categories will be available this year.  The top two bands of the online voting will receive $500 and $250 music store gift cards to buy instruments, repairs, etc.  The winners of the live battle will get a recording package worth $3500 for first, $1750 for second, and $1000 for third at a local recording studio.

CLICK HERE to view past videos from previous Rockus Maximus events.

CLICK HERE to visit our main MySpace page.

For more information, contact Paul Stonebridge, Teen Services Manager, at 813-929-1214 or 727-861-3040 or e-mail

Book Club - Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Regency Park Library's book club will be meeting at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 12th to discuss the book The Prize Winner of Defiance, OH: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan. This is a nonfiction book that tells the story housewife in rural Ohio during the 1950's and 60's.

Playtime with Winnie the Pooh - Saturday, January 9, 2010

On Saturday, January 9th, there will be a Winnie the Pooh party to help commemorate the birthday of Winnie's original author, A.A. Milne.  The event will begin at 11:00 am.  Preschool aged children are invited to come and help us celebrate with games, crafts, and snacks!

Gingerbread Houses - Thursday, December 17, 2009

Teens!  Come have a fun time creating edible edifices.  We will be building gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, icing, and various candy.  The fun will begin at 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 17th.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Anime Club - Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The teen's Anime Club will be holding its meeting this month on Wednesday, December 9th at 4:00 pm in the meeting room at the library.  Watch episodes from your some of your favorite anime series.

Book Club - Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Regency Park Library's book club will be meeting at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 to discuss the book The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.  This book is based on the author's own experiences.  It chronicles her life through her success early on as a young adult through her mental breakdown, suicide attempts, and time spent in an institution.

Holiday Craft Workshop - Saturday, December 5, 2009

On Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm, we will be doing holiday-themed crafts @ the library.  Come enjoy a snack while we make several items for you to take home and give away as gifts for loved ones or keep for yourself to decorate at home for the holidays!  This program is for elementary-aged children.