Senator Arthenia Joyner has spent her career advocating for her community and on Monday, March 26th her passion and dedication was recognized in front of dozens of people at the Grand Opening Ceremony for the Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library.
Nearly twenty years after an initial desire was expressed to build a library in University Area, last week’s grand opening signifies an addition to the community that promotes accessibility, education and opportunity. Throughout her life, Senator Joyner has championed for her community and because of her tireless efforts, Tampa residents will be able to access computers, books and other educational resources at a state of the art facility. The doors at the library will remain “open to all” with hours that accommodate area residents.
“Your dream becomes reality when you believe in yourself,” Joyner says, and her dreams to ensure opportunity and hope to the people have come to life through the opening of the highly anticipated library.
A true advocate for education, Senator Joyner has paved the way for those in her community seeking opportunities. Throughout her groundbreaking career, Joyner has received numerous accolades for her work as a civil rights activist and community leader. She is a current member of the Florida Senate where her zealous advocacy for the people she serves is palpable. Her legacy will continue to shine as members of the community begin to utilize the library and all of it’s offerings.
The library is located at 13619 N 22nd Street, Tampa, Florida.