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 — […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

The Belle Glade Library, 725 N.W. Fourth St., Belle Glade, will hold the following events: Adult activities • Thursdays, 1 p.m.: English Exchange — Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (two hours) Preregister. • Tuesdays, 2 p.m.: Book-A-Librarian — Personalized attention in areas of computers, […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Library will be holding the following events in July: Kids • Saturdays, July 6 and 20, 2:30 p.m., Crafternoon. Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. Ages four and up (45 minutes) Preregister. • Monday, July 8, 5 p.m., LEGO® Bricks & More. Build, imagine […]

Harlem Community Building changes name

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners voted in August 2018 to allow for the renaming of the Harlem Civic Center to the Harlem Civic and Cultural Center. The renaming, led by Commissioner Emma Byrd, was motivated by Harlem’s desire to advance the community’s opportunities for residents to explore their interest in the […]

Belle Glade Branch Library Happenings

Adults • Tuesdays, 2 p.m., Book-A-Librarian. Personalized attention in areas of computers, mobile devices, genealogy, online resources and more. Space is limited. Preregister. (60 minutes) • Saturday, June 15, 10:30 a.m., Adult Coloring Club. Space is limited. Preregister. • Thursday, June 27, 2 p.m. E-Books (Hands-on). Learn about the Library’s e-book service, how to get […]

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 May: Adult activities • Friday, May 3, 10:30 a.m., Browsers – Basic (Hands-on) — Learn the basics of using the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 minutes to […]

Belle Glade Branch Library April Happenings

The Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 N.W. Fourth St., will hold the following events. For information, call 561-996-3453. Adult Activities • Tuesday, April 2 and 9, 2 p.m., Book-A-Librarian – Personalized attention in areas of computers, mobile devices, genealogy, online resources and more. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. • Friday, […]

Library Director Natasha Hayes reports:

• Human Trafficking Informational Session was held Feb. 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. This was well attended as we had 14 adults in attendance. We must remember knowledge is key. • The library held its fifth annual African American Awards of Excellence on Feb. 21. This was a spectacular event. Staff had planned for […]