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[4 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Columbus Day | Posted by ]
Columbus Day

In observance of Columbus Day, the libraries will be closed Monday, October 10. We will reopen at 9:30am on Tuesday, October 11.

[3 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Election season confusion? | Posted by ]
Election season confusion?

We’re highlighting some unbiased websites to help navigate this very political season. First, a quiz for  voters who are undecided in the Presidential election. Answer a series of questions to identify the candidate that shares more of your views. Then, consult two websites working to debunk those political ads, rumors and sound bites that surround us. While  our local races are not covered at these websites, you’ll find the Florida Truth-O-Meter very helpful.

[1 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Get Snoopy cool with a library card | Posted by ]
Get Snoopy cool with a library card

Snoopy, the world-famous beagle, has been known as The Flying Ace, The Masked Marvel, Man’s Best Friend, and the Literary Ace, among other personas.  This September, he’s especially proud to serve as Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month.
Peanuts is syndicated in over 2000 newspapers worldwide, and is translated into 21 languages. Celebrating 65 years of making us laugh, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the whole Peanuts Gang are available in print and DVD at your library.

[21 Jul 2016 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Get Inspired–Travel

Got the travel bug? Or, perhaps attending  an out-of-town wedding. Even with all the travel info available on the ‘net, Fodor’s travel guides are still the go-to, trusted source for reliable advice.  And we have the complete set of Fodor’s Guidebooks available online to library cardholders.

[4 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on Sunshine State Young Reader eBooks | Posted by ]
Sunshine State Young Reader eBooks

Available now: nearly every eBook from this year’s Sunshine State Young Reader Program, Grades 3-8. Sponsored by the Florida Association for Media in Education and the Florida Department of Education, this list is kid-approved and recommended by teachers and school media specialists.

[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?

[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

[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.