Safety Harbor Library Grab & Go Service Starts May 11

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The Safety Harbor Public Library will begin a concierge “Grab & Go” pick-up service on Monday, May 11. 

According to a news release from the library, patrons can go online to the Pinellas County Library Catalog and look for what’s available at the Safety Harbor Library (  

After finding the available titles that you want (books, DVDs, etc.), call 727-724-1525 extension 4112 to place them on hold. You can select up to 10 titles per library card. You need to have the card available to place items on hold. 

You can then pick them up at the library between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays only. You cannot go inside the library building which is closed because of concerns about the COVID-19 virus. 

Items must be available locally at the Safety Harbor Public Library, and not at other libraries in the county.  

You can also email the library to place your request for titles that you have selected. The e-mail address is  

Include your name, library card number, and title and format (DVD, book, large print) of items requested in the e-mail.

You will be notified by an e-mail or call when your items are ready for pick-up.

Items will be available at the front doors of the Safety Harbor Public Library.  This service will be discontinued when the library reopens. 

Please park and walk to the front doors to get your items. If you cannot park due to mobility reasons, you may drive up under the vestibule. Please have your ID ready.

While waiting for your items please remain six feet away from the next person in line. Stand lines are noted on the sidewalk. The staff will be wearing masks, and we ask you to also wear yours.

Please be patient if there is a line and follow CDC safety recommendations. A staff member will place your items on a cart for you to take. They will be already checked out to you.  

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For information call 724-1525 x 4112 or visit 

Walt spent 35 years as a reporter, feature writer. TV critic and columnist for The Tampa Tribune. Prior to that he worked in the public relations office at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and as a reporter for The Greenville (SC) News. He and his wife, Debbie, have lived in Safety Harbor for 10 years. He also taught media writing courses at the University of Tampa. Since moving here, he has been active with the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center, hosting a monthly storytelling night.