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woman in pink sweater with laptop and coffee cupSeptember 2022

We are thrilled to be participating in Library Card Sign-Up Month! During this nationwide initiative, the Library will be showcasing four new library card designs. These new designs represent some of Florida's wildlife and celebrate how a library card makes it possible for you to discover, connect, and imagine. Read more...

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Boca Raton Public Library Card with Sea Turtle wearing headphonesSeptember Is Library Card Sign-Up Month; Enjoy All the Benefits a Boca Library Card Offers -- Boca Club News

In September, the Boca Raton Public Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to encourage everyone to sign up for the most important card of all -- a free library card! Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer will be issuing a proclamation declaring that September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and urges all residents to sign up for a library card at one of the two Boca Raton Public Library branches. Read more...
Painting by Ma NongBoca Downtown Library Presents Free Art Exhibit: "Nomad Be Happy," by Ma Nong -- Boca Club News

The Downtown Library in Boca Raton is currently showing a new art exhibit, "Nomad Be Happy," by Ma Nong. Painting in oil on canvas, the artist uses a combination of cubes and bold colors to "symbolize complex units that both comprise and undermine identity." Read more...
Abstract Collage Painting by Margarita VigneSpanish River Branch of Boca Public Library Presents "Collage Alive" Art Exhibit Through September 30th -- Boca Club News

The Spanish River Library in Boca Raton presents a new art exhibit, "Collage Alive" by Margarita Vigne. Using a variety of materials, Vigne creates unique collages and abstract paintings that capture the beauty of animals and nature. Read more...
Librarian Helen Silver among stacks of booksBehind the Books: Librarians Open Up About Ever-Expanding Services to Community -- The Coastal Star

Maybe we shouldn't call them libraries anymore. The word comes from the Latin librarius, meaning "of books." But libraries haven't been about just books for years. They're DVDs and CDs and computers and even yoga classes -- all free.... To honor their service, we asked a few of our area librarians to tell us about themselves. Read more...
Photography of a PeacockBoca Downtown Library Exhibit, "Emerging from Darkness: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography," Now on View -- Boca Club News

The Boca Raton Public Library's new photography exhibit, "Emerging from Darkness: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography," is on view through July 31st. Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be able to view a variety of photographs taken by the students in Boca High's esteemed photography program. Read more...
Under the Sea Bubble PartySummer Reading Kickoff -- Boca Times (Sun-Sentinel)

Families enjoy the festivities at the Spanish River Library as the Boca Raton Public Library launched its annual Summer Reading program with the theme "Oceans of Possibilities" supported by Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library. Summer Reading enrollment has begun for all ages through the READsquared mobile app or online. Read more...
Three children lying in the grass with books on their facesHow to Keep Your Kids Busy This June: Get Your Summer Reading Started -- Boca Magazine

As parents, we all know how important summer learning is. There will be no "summer slide" in my house! Luckily our mayor, Scott Singer, agrees. He issued a proclamation declaring that [May 31 - July 31] will be designated as 2022 Summer Reading with this year's theme being "Oceans of Possibilities." Read more...
Little Free Library in Golden Fig Park, Boca RatonBoca Public Library Installs Little Free Libraries in Three Boca Raton Parks -- Boca Club News

The Boca Raton Public Library has announced the installation of Little Free Libraries in three City of Boca Raton parks. Funded by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, the Little Free Libraries can be found in J. Patrick Lynch Golden Fig Park, Boca Isles Park, and Sand Pine Park. Read more...
Abstract color photograph"Emerging from Darkness: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography" -- Boca Raton Tribune

The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new photography exhibit, "Emerging from Darkness: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography." Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be able to view a variety of photographs taken by the students in Boca High's esteemed photography program. Read more...
Mermaid holding a book and reading to a dolphin and turtle underwaterBoca Public Library's Summer Reading Program, "Oceans of Possibilities," Opens with June 4th Party at Spanish River Branch -- Boca Club News

The Boca Raton Public Library is launching its annual Summer Reading program with the theme, "Oceans of Possibilities," on May 31st. Generously supported by Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, this year's marine-themed program will inspire all ages to splash into reading. Read more...
Shilo and Amanda at a Little Free LibraryCan't Get to the Library? Grab a Book at 3 Boca Raton Parks -- SunSentinel

The Boca Raton Public Library recently installed Little Free Libraries filled with books for all ages at three City of Boca Raton parks. The Little Free Libraries, which were funded by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, can be found in J. Patrick Lynch Golden Fig Park, 600 NW Seventh St., Boca Isles Park, 100 SW 14th St., and Sand Pine Park, 300 Newcastle St. Read more...
Wedding at Spanish River LibraryThis Couple Brought All the Tuscany Vibes into Their Chic Florida Wedding -- Green Wedding Shoes

Have you ever dreamed of having a fantastical Tuscan wedding? Picture limoncello, flowing wine, classic hues, and panoramic views! Katelyn and Justin couldn't think of a better theme for their wedding than bringing their Tuscan aspirations to sunny Florida. The Spanish River Library in Boca is a lakeside venue that will make you feel like you just entered the Italian countryside! Read more...
A Little Free Library located in a parkBoca Raton Public Library Announces the Installation of Little Free Libraries in Three Boca Raton Parks -- Boca Raton Tribune 

The Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to announce the installation of Little Free Libraries in three City of Boca Raton parks. Funded by Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, the Little Free Libraries can be found in J. Patrick Lynch Golden Fig Park, Boca Isles Park, and Sand Pines Park. Read more...
Alexandra AlessandriBoca Raton Public Library Celebrates Children's Book Week with a Visit from Children's Book Author, Alexandra Alessandri -- Boca Raton Tribune

Join the Boca Raton Public Library in welcoming award-winning children's book author, Alexandra Alessandri, to the Spanish River Library to celebrate Children's Book Week! She will read her newest book, Isabel and Her Colores Go to School, which won the gold medal in Young Children's Literature in the 2021 Florida Book Awards. Read more...
Mermaid holding a book and reading to a dolphin and turtle underwaterBoca Raton Public Library Launches Summer Reading Initiative, "Oceans of Possibilities" -- Boca Raton Tribune

The Boca Raton Public Library is launching its annual Summer Reading program with the theme, "Oceans of Possibilities," on May 31. Generously supported by Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, this year's marine-themed program will inspire all ages to splash into reading. Read more...
Small plants growing out of the groundBoca Raton Public Library Presents a Florida Gardening Showcase and Launch of a New Seed Library -- Boca Raton Tribune

Join the Boca Raton Public Library and the City of Boca Raton's Office of Sustainability in celebrating the launch of the Library's new Seed Library with a series of speakers on Florida gardening on April 16, 2022, at the Downtown Library. Read more...
Critical Thinking painting by Craig McInnisBoca Downtown Public Library Presents Free Art Exhibit, "Left to Chance," by Craig McInnis, through May 2nd -- Boca Club News

In the Boca Raton Public Library's new art exhibit, "Left to Chance" by Craig McInnis, fantastical worlds spring from the mind and hands of this highly creative, multi-dimensional artist. Read more...
Shilo and Susan distributing books at Boca Helping HandsPublic Library Distributes Free Books Along with Food at Boca Helping Hands -- WPBF 25 News

Boca Raton Public Library distributed books to families at Boca Helping Hands Friday. The goal of this partnership is to bring the library to people who may not have the means to access it. Boca Helping Hands had to stop their reading program at their Thursday night family dinners... Read more...
Touch a Truck LogoSpanish River Branch of Boca Public Library to Host Free "Touch a Truck" Program Saturday, March 9th -- Boca Club News

For the third year, the Spanish River Library is partnering with the City of Boca Raton's Municipal Services, Utility Services, Recreation Services, and Police and Fire Services to enable Boca families to see and learn about our city's many fascinating trucks and vehicles at "Touch a Truck." Read more...
hand playing chessBoca Raton Public Library to Host Mayors' Chess Challenge at Spanish River Branch, February 26th, All Ages Welcome -- Boca Club News

Chess players of all ages, beginner and expert, are invited to play chess with other community members at the Spanish River Library branch on February 26th, from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m., for the annual Mayors' Chess Challenge. Read more...
Shilo and Amanda at Boca Helping HandsBoca Raton Public Library to Donate Books -- Boca Raton Tribune

As Boca Helping Hands (BHH) pantry bag clients pick up their groceries, they will receive free books, compliments of the local library. The Boca Raton Public Library is donating approximately 150 books for kids and adults. Read more...
Touch a Truck LogoBoca Raton Public Library - Spanish River Hosts Touch a Truck Program -- Boca Raton Tribune

Round up the whole family to see and learn about our City's many fascinating trucks and vehicles at Touch a Truck! In partnership with the City of Boca Raton's Municipal Services, Utility Services, Recreation Services, and Police and Fire Departments, the Spanish River Library is pleased to host this exciting program for its third year. Read more...
Men on a farm in CubaBoca Public Library's Photography Exhibit Takes You on "A Walk Through Cuba" Until February 14th -- Boca Club News

The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new photography exhibit, "A Walk Through Cuba" by Brian and Lorie Bibbee. This exhibit captures the local feel of Havana and several outlying small towns. Read more...
Boca Raton Public Library CardA New Year Resolution Recommendation from the Editor -- Boca Club News

If it's true that "a word to the wise is sufficient," then I shouldn't have to run this kind of message too often. After all, what does it take to convince people to take advantage of the biggest bargain in all of Boca? If you don't already know by now that I am referring to a free library card for every member of your family... Read more...
butterfly horizontal viewBoca Raton Public Library Announces New Butterfly Garden at Spanish River Branch's Pondhawk Natural Area -- Boca Club News

A new butterfly garden is located at the Pondhawk Natural Area, which is adjacent to the Spanish River branch of the Boca Raton Public Library. The butterfly garden is an exciting addition to the ongoing partnership between the Library, the Palm Beach County Depatment of Environmental Resources Management, the City of Boca Raton Recreation Services, and the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library. Read more...
Butterfly Garden Welcome SignBoca Raton Public Library Announces New Butterfly Garden -- Boca Raton Tribune

Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to announce a new butterfly garden located at Pondhawk Natural Area, which is adjacent to the Spanish River Library. The butterfly garden is an exciting addition to the ongoing partnership between the Library, the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management, the City of Boca Raton Recreation Services, and the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library. Read more...
Cynthia Barnett holding a shell to her earBoca Raton Public Library to Present Author Talk with Environmental Journalist and Author Cynthia Barnett, Saturday, November 20th -- Boca Club News

As part of its sustainability initiative for 2021, the Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to present an author talk and book signing with acclaimed environmental author, Cynthia Barnett, at its Downtown Library branch. Read more.
The Cover for the Downtown Boca CalendarBoca Raton Public Library's Art Exhibit, "The Beauty of Boca," by Lena Belyaeva, Runs Through November 30th -- Boca Club News

The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new art exhibit, "The Beauty of Boca," by Lena Belyaeva. Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be entranced by Belyaeva's colorful artwork showcasing her favorite landmarks and landscapes of Boca Raton. Read more.
woman in graduation robe holding diplomaBoca Raton Public Library's New Program Enables Adults to Earn Accredited High School Diploma, Start Career Online -- Boca Club News

Working with the Florida Department of State Division of Library and Information Science, Boca Raton Public LIbrary is offering scholarships to adults to earn a high school diploma online through Career Online High School. Read more.
young girl reading a bookTots & Teens: Reading Is Fun with These Book Clubs, Programs -- The Coastal Star

A little reading goes a long way. Experts say that increasing a child's reading time by just six minutes a day can make a significant difference in meeting grade-level benchmarks. Helping your child fall in love with reading will reap lifelong benefits. Read more...
At the Community Garden Painting by Lena BelyaevaBoca Raton Public Library Presents the Art Exhibit, "The Beauty of Boca," by Lena Belyaeva -- Boca Raton Tribune

The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new art exhibit, "The Beauty of Boca," by Lena Belyaeva. Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be entranced by Belyaeva's colorful artwork showcasing her favorite landmarks and landscapes of Boca Raton. Read more...

female entrepreneurBoca Public Library Launches Partnership with Creative StartUps to Offer Free Programs for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners -- Boca Club News

The Boca Raton Public Library is expanding its services to the Boca Raton community with the launch of ConnectUp/StartUp, a series of programs, classes, and resources for creative entrepreneurs, small business owners, job seekers, and online students. Read more...
Watercolor Illustration by Lena Belyaeva for Downtown Boca Calendar 2020The Boca Raton Public Library Hosts Lena Belyaeva's The Great Thing About Boca Artwork Exhibition -- Boca Raton Gazette

The Boca Raton Public Library is hosting a new art exhibition, The Beauty of Boca, by Lena Belyaeva. Visitors to the Art in Public Places section of the Downtown Library will be mesmerized by Belyaeva's colorful artwork depicting her favorite landmarks and landscapes of Boca Raton. Read more...
entrepreneurBoca Raton Public Library Launches Partnership with Creative Startups -- Boca Raton Gazette

The Boca Raton Public Library is expanding its services with the launch of ConnectUp/StartUp, a suite of programs, courses and resources for creative entrepreneurs, small business owners, job seekers, and online students. Read more...
Four children reading a StoryWalk posterBoca Raton: 'StoryWalk' Combines Nature with a Good Book -- The Coastal Star

As they walked along a trail in Pondhawk Natural Area, Kyle Mayes and his four children declared themselves fans of the Boca Raton Public Library's StoryWalk program. Read more...
Woman and daughter reading StoryWalk signStoryWalks Win City Spirit Award -- Florida Dept of State Division of Library and Information Services

The Florida League of Cities (FLC) awarded Boca Raton the City Spirit Award in its Florida Municipal Achievement Awards program for the city's public library StoryWalks. Read more...
Three children reading StoryWalk posterBoca Raton Library's StoryWalk Wins Award for Pandemic Pivot Success -- SunSentinel/Boca Times

The Boca Raton Public Library's StoryWalk program was recently named the winner of the 13th annual Florida Municipal Achievement Award program's City Spirit Award. Read more...
Boca Raton Public Library DowntownBoca Raton Library Wins Florida Municipal Achievement Award -- Boca Raton Tribune

The Florida League of Cities recently awarded a Florida Municipal Achievement Award to the City of Boca Raton for the Public Library's StoryWalk program. The library's program won the City Spirit Award, which recognizes a specific, single, citywide effort to successfully address a local need. Read more...
StoryWalk sign at Pondhawk Natural AreaFlorida League of Cities Honors Boca Raton Public Library for the StoryWalk Program -- Boca Club News

The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida's municipal governments, included Boca Raton Public Library as one of three winners of the 2021 Florida Municipal Achievement Awards. Read more...
cars lined up at Boca Helping HandsBoca Raton Public Library to Donate Books During Drive-Thru Food Pickup Distribution at Boca Helping Hands -- Boca Raton Tribune

As Boca Helping Hands (BHH) pantry bag clients pick up their groceries, they will receive free books, compliments of the local library. Read more...
Man distributing meals at Boca Helping HandsBoca Raton Public Library to Donate Books to Vulnerable Residents -- Lifestyle Media Group

When clients visit the Boca Helping Hands (BHH) center to pick up needed pantry items, they will also receive another valuable resource -- books. Read more...
man with phone and computer at libraryBoca Raton Public Library Launches New User-Friendly BiblioCore Online Catalog with Special Features -- Boca Club News

The Boca Raton Public Library has joined other leading library systems across the country to implement an innovative new catalog search layer on its website. Read more...