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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 27 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 28 & Fri, Nov 29, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on these days.

June is Fine Forgiveness Month

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We want you back to celebrate our 50th anniversary!

During the month of June, the Palm Beach County Library System is forgiving all overdue fines. You can request to have fines forgiven in person, by phone or online. You can also bring in lost items for overdue fine forgiveness and even get a free replacement card.

10 Things A Research Librarian Can Help You Accomplish

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Commemorate World Refugee Day 2019

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“I urge you to celebrate the extraordinary courage and contributions of refugees past and present."


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On June 3, the Summer Reading Program returns to the Palm Beach County Library System. This year, we have invited County departments to share their summer reading recommendations with the community. Join us as we immerse ourselves in a universe of stories!

Birding Backpack

Photo of the Birding Backpack.

On April 27, 2019 at the Palm Beach County Library System’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Main Library, a new and exciting endeavor will take flight: the birding backpack!

2019 National Library Week Proclamation

WHEREAS, the American Library Association annually recognizes a week in April as National Library Week to celebrate the role libraries in building strong communities, and;

Read Like a Commissioner!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Palm Beach County Victim Services and Certified Rape Crisis Center (PBC Victim Services) and the Library System are recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and our goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. This year’s theme is: “I Ask” – clarifying the “consent” conversation.

90 Years of Library Services in
the Tri-Cities Proclamation

WHEREAS, in 1929, the Women’s Club opened a small library in the Belle Glade City Hall, circulating books throughout the Tri-City area, and in 1935, the first librarian was hired. In 1938, Pahokee began library service in a Methodist Church, and;

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