Loula V. York Branch (Pahokee)
About the Loula V. York Branch
The branch serves the small but diverse community of Pahokee. The library has a growing collection of Spanish materials for adults and children and offers wide variety of electronic resources, such as magazine articles, newspaper databases, and Internet access. The library provides programs for children of all ages. The branch has a computer to help adults learn to read. Tutors and students, and some students on their own, may use the programs to reach their reading goals. If you are interested in helping teach someone to read, or know someone who needs help learning to read, call the branch.
By Bus: Palm Tran Route 48
From the East: Take Southern Blvd. (State Road 80) west to the Glades area until you get to the County Complex on your left. Instead of turning left to go to Belle Glade, keep going straight onto Hooker Highway. At the blinking light, turn right onto State Road 715. Continue north for 8-9 miles, into Pahokee (the road becomes Bacom Point Road), and the library will be on the left, just after a small park and before the Post Office.
From the South: Take State Road 80 north out of Belle Glade. When you reach the County Complex on your right, turn left at the traffic lights onto Hooker Highway. At the blinking light, turn right onto State Road 715. Continue north for 8-9 miles, into Pahokee (the road becomes Bacom Point Road), and the library will be on the left, just after a small park and before the Post Office.
- A growing Spanish collection
- Children's programs throughout the year
- Free Wi-Fi and Internet access
- Comfortable teen-friendly area and children’s area
- Color and black and white copier
- 1 Catalog computer
- 1 Electronic Database computer
- 6 Public Internet computers
- 3 Public Internet computers in the Teen area
- 3 Public Internet computers in the Children’s area
Public adult and youth computers shut down 15 minutes before the branch closes. Guest computers shut down 10 minutes before the branch closes.
The library serves all areas north to the Martin County line along with the unincorporated areas of Pahokee, Canal Point, Bryant and Pelican Lake Subdivisions.
Nearest County Libraries
Belle Glade Branch (11.5 miles)
Clarence E. Anthony Branch (South Bay) (15.5 miles)
Royal Palm Beach Branch (32.5 miles)
History of the Branch
Opened: LVY was a gift from the U.S. Sugar Corp. in 1967 and opened as a city library in 1967. The Library became a county facility in October 1989. The land and building are owned by the County.
Square Footage: 4,500 sq. ft.
Expanded in 2006: Square footage 4,700 sq feet.