Clewiston Library alters hours, services

CLEWISTON — Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19. the Clewiston Library has modified library services and operating hours until further notice. The Clewiston Library will be open to provide limited computer and internet access. Wi-Fi service. research assistance and the borrowing of materials. For the safety of the public and staff, we […]

Clewiston Library alters hours, services

CLEWISTON — Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19. the Clewiston Library has modified library services and operating hours until further notice, effective March 19. The Clewiston Library will be open to provide limited computer and internet access. Wi-Fi service. research assistance and the borrowing of materials. For the safety of the public […]

Library makes books and movies available to patrons

OKEECHOBEE – The Okeechobee County library, in an effort to make life a little more pleasant for patrons who are self-isolating, are making their little pink cart available outside under the covered walkway. The cart is filled with free adult and children’s books, magazines and DVDs. Take a few, bring them back and trade or […]

Okeechobee County Library closed

OKEECHOBEE – In abundance of caution, the following facilities have closures: • Okeechobee County Library closed – beginning Wednesday, March 18th until further notice. • All Parks and Recreation RENTAL facilities closed – beginning Wednesday, March 18 until further notice. Health officials urge the public to practice social distancing. According to the CDC, social distancing […]

Library presents author of children’s books

BELLE GLADE — On Monday, March 2, inside the Belle Glade Library, parents brought their kids to meet author Harvey Eugene Oyer III, who presented “The Adventures of Charlie Pierce.” The Adventures of Charlie Pierce book series captivates readers of all ages while following the epic adventures of Charlie and his Seminole friend, Tiger Bowlegs. […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Branch Library located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade will hold the following events in February: Adults• Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m., “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” — This feature length documentary takes a deep dive into the lives of black girls and the […]

Little libraries are popping up all over

OKEECHOBEE — The Girl Scouts, in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee, collaborated in a project that brought a Lending Library to Kiwanis Park in Okeechobee. The idea was brought up by local Girl Scout Abby Leveque, and the troop approached the Kiwanis Club to help finance the project. The idea is to take […]

Heartland library co-op split under intense study

MOORE HAVEN — Okeechobee County Library Director Kresta King told Glades and Hendry county commissioners last week how splitting the Heartland Regional Library Cooperative in two would get its more rural, southern two counties plus Hendry additional state money. The cooperative now takes in five counties (DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands and Okeechobee) and, if Hendry […]

90 years on, Belle Glade branch firmly in 21st century

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Library’s history goes back nine decades, as a resolution passed by the Palm Beach County Board in March 2019 declared. Its services, though, have taken a decided step into the 21st century. According to the county’s proclamation, “in 1929, the Women’s Club opened a small library in the Belle […]

Palm Beach County libraries mark 50 years of service

BELLE GLADE — The Palm Beach County Library System celebrated its 50th anniversary Monday, Sept. 23, with events at each of its 17 branch locations. The day marked a half-century since the first county system library, in Tequesta, opened to the public. At the Belle Glade branch, 725 N.W. Fourth St., everyone was invited — […]