Ideas: St. Bede Library Focuses on Anglican Legacy

ST. PETERSBURG – Ask Helen Bohman and she’ll tell you she isn’t a librarian. She likes finding books but not lending them out. She’s too much of a mother hen. …. “There are two types of librarians, one who likes to collect books and give them out. The other thinks the books should be chained,” she laughed. The former St. Petersburg College English professor loves books and that love has led her to help establish one of the best libraries in the Southwest Diocese, at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg. The library, started in the 1950s shortly after the church was formed, has grown from a collection of devotional and Sunday…