Punta Gorda Public Library 424 West Henry Street

I make frequent stops at this neat suburban library in a quiet neighborhood.  Only a few blocks west of US 41 AKA Tamiami Trail.

Entrance faces east. Building is a bit small but has all you need for online work or leisure. There is no need for a library card to go online, as guest passes are available at the information desk, just grab one

A good place to hide from traffic or the hot Florida sun for a while.

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Parkway Inn 777 Curtiss Pkwy Miami Springs, FL 33166

An oldie but goodie along the NW 36 St hotel row on Miami International Airport’s north side. Spent Christmas weekend here, uneventful and quiet. No problems from pleasant staff during check-in and check-out.

Was in room 201 facing sidewalk and under staircase, even there noise was minimal. Microwave and mini-fridge included in large clean room. A delight parking behind hotel. Daily maid service even on Christmas day, that was unexpected.

Walkable Miami Springs neighborhood behind hotel is nice and quiet older area, golf course about two blocks from hotel. One bus line and several eateries along NW 36th Street. Burger King, a lounge, gas station and a laundromat directly across from Parkway Inn. WiFi worked fine.

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SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573 Your review

Money well-spent here. Huge library out in the South Hillsborough County countryside. Cows still line the road coming in from US 301, and the building is entirely surrounded by greenery.

Art lovers welcome here as there are many paintings by local artists on display. Twice had to ask for guest pass, and the two young ladies were pleasant and friendly. Separate snack room with tables and chairs surrounded by vending machines.

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