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[5 Sep 2017 | 2 Comments | Posted by ]
Traveling soon? Take us with you.

Are you traveling this summer? If so, don’t forget to pack a few extra books that won’t take up any room or add any weight to that suitcase! The Library’s collection of best-selling and classic eBooks and eAudiobooks are available 24/7 from the library’s website. Children’s titles, too!

[4 Sep 2017 | 4 Comments | Posted by ]
Libraries closed Wednesday until further notice

All Monroe County Public Libraries will close at the end of the day Tuesday, September 5th and will remain closed due to uncertain weather and travel conditions from Hurricane Irma. Check this site for updates. Note that book drops will be locked down to prevent water damage to books. So just hold onto your library items until further notice and, of course, fines will be waived. We wish all our neighbors a safe and uneventful storm.

[3 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Libraries will be closed for staff training August 23rd. | Posted by ]
Libraries will be closed for staff training August 23rd.

Our 5 public libraries will be closed Wednesday, August 23rd for a county-wide staff training day. We look forward to serving you with improved skills and fresh ideas.

[2 Jul 2017 | Comments Off on Books Librarians Love–Updated | Posted by ]
Books Librarians Love–Updated

Wondering which book to read next? Then consider these titles recommended by librarians across the country. The goal of LibraryReads is to connect good books with happy readers. Librarians read all genres, cross-genres and maybe even some sub-genres, so there are books to interest every reader.  New titles are added monthly–check back for more fresh, wonderful reads.

[25 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Service Disruption Alert | Posted by ]
Service Disruption Alert

On the morning of Thursday, April 27th, our library software will be upgraded to the latest, greatest. During the upgrade, the library’s online catalog will be inaccessible. For OverDrive (eBooks) users, signing in to “My Library” and placing holds on titles will be unavailable. This down time is expected to last from 8:30am until about noon. Our libraries will remain open during this time and we will be circulating books and materials. We look forward to serving you with improved resources!

[6 Apr 2017 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Strategic Plan for the Florida Keys

Did you have an opinion about your Keys community? Well, here’s an opportunity to express it.
The 5 public libraries in the Keys are governed and funded by Monroe County. Monroe County has begun to craft a new Strategic Plan to guide the County’s future policy and budget decisions.
The first important step in this process is to hear directly from the County’s citizens. What are your priorities, concerns and vision for the future of the County? What issues and infrastructure would you like to see your County government tackle in the …

[5 Apr 2017 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Good Friday

Monroe County Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, April 14th in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen at 10:00am, Saturday, April 15th. Check out our calendars for great things happening at the library this Spring.

[13 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on OverDrive–New look | Posted by ]
OverDrive–New look

Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks from the refreshed OverDrive site. New features include easier browsing, personalized settings for audience level, and  1-click checkouts. 

[13 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Presidents’ Day Holiday | Posted by ]
Presidents’ Day Holiday

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the libraries will be closed on Monday, February 20th.
We will reopen Tuesday, February 21st at 9:30am. Click here to view our usual schedule.
In the meantime, view our Library’s photo collection of Presidential visits to  the Keys.

[18 Dec 2016 | 2 Comments | Posted by ]
Holiday hours

The Libraries are festive with decorations and programs celebrating this holiday season. But be sure to visit us soon, as we will be closed Saturday, December 24th, reopening at 9:30a.m. on Tuesday, December 27th.
For the New Year’s holiday, we will be closed Saturday, December 31st, reopening Tuesday, January 3rd at 9:30 a.m.
No library materials will be due during these holidays.
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, we wish you a joyful holiday season and look forward to serving you in the coming year.