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[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. 

[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?