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[21 Apr 2016 | 3 Comments | Posted by ]
Have you heard?

Come sit on the porch and take a listen: What was the Conch remedy for a cut finger? How was turtle soup made? Where was Key West’s best ice cream parlor? What games did children play late into the evening?

[22 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 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.

[21 Mar 2016 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Good Friday

Monroe County Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, March 25th in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen at 10:00am, Saturday, March 26th. Check out our calendars for great things happening this Spring.
 

[1 Mar 2016 | 4 Comments | Posted by ]
Get inspired–Gardening and Landscaping

Home gardeners, patio farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists will dig this free, full-text magazine collection, blooming with more than 100 magazine titles in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. This fertile and growing collection includes content for garden enthusiasts, professionals and students.

[15 Feb 2016 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Solares Hill issues online

What were the pressing issues, outrages, and comic bunglings in the Keys during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? The Key West Friends of the Library and Cooke Communications funded digitization of our collection of  Solares Hill publications. Now, the Florida Digital Newspaper Library at the University of Florida is hosting the Library’s complete collection.
This image is part of a larger ink drawing by Jerry Miller to accompany an article by Thurlow Weed, “Key West Is Probably Valid”; find it on page 4 of the Summer 1972 issue.
Find more here: http://bit.ly/solareshill

[9 Feb 2016 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Presidents’ Day Holiday

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the libraries will be closed on Monday, February 15th.
We will reopen Tuesday, February 16th 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.

[2 Jan 2016 | 27 Comments | Posted by ]
Load your eReader

Download Audiobooks and eBooks Anytime, Anywhere. Enjoy popular titles from the comfort of home.
Monroe County Public Library is pleased to offer you best-selling, award-winning, and critically acclaimed adult and children’s audiobooks and eBooks, available 24/7 from the library’s website,

[28 Dec 2015 | 2 Comments | Posted by ]
In Memory of Jim Clupper

Our library family is  saddened by the passing of retired Islamorada Library manager Jim Clupper.

[28 Dec 2015 | 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 Thursday, December 24th, reopening at 9:30a.m. on Monday, December 28th.
For the New Year’s holiday, we will be closed December 31st, reopening Saturday, January 2nd at 10:00 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.

[18 Dec 2015 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Food for fines

It’s that most magical time of the year–Food for Fines. Drop off non-perishables at the library now through Christmas Eve to waive your overdue fines. Local food banks are replenished, library accounts are cleared of pesky overdue fines, everyone is filled with holiday cheer.