GMA To Film In Land O' Lakes

A staff report – Tampa Bay Online (
Published: April 28, 2008

LAND O' LAKES - The producers of ABC's "Good Morning America" will be in Pasco County today to tape a segment on children's allergies – and a peanut-sniffing dog – at the Land O' Lakes Branch Library on Collier Parkway.

The national exposure comes not long after the Pasco County Library System received statewide recognition as the 2008 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association. Library Director Linda Allen said it also coincides nicely with the library's People & Pets Program, a joint effort with Pasco County Animal Services.

"It's really a very exciting time for us,'' Allen said in a news release.

The network television program plans to interview a Land O' Lakes family, whose 8-year-old son is severely allergic to peanuts. The family has trained its dog to sniff out peanuts from the child's food to protect him from accidentally eating them. The family suggested the Land O' Lakes Library as a place to shoot the segment and library officials agreed.

A production crew is expected be at the Land O' Lakes Library by 2 p.m.