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5 weeks of summer FUN!

Saturdays 1:00 at the      

Key West Public Library

Beginning June 24th —July 22th  


Summer is Finally here!! Summer is a time of FUN and relaxation for both children and parents. However, sometimes kids can become “bored” with nothing to do an no activities planned.  Having a “stay-cation”? Then make the Library a part of your plans this summer during our 5 weeks of SUMMER READING! Join in our fun activities and read to win prizes each week.


June 24th Build  A Better World Library Book Fair

Our community is one that loves the library and loves books. So to start off the summer and to help build a better world, the   Library is giving away free books! Be sure to check this week out with all of our fun carnival games, exciting activities, and community guest!

July 1st Animal Rescue: The MCSO Animal Farm

Build a better world and learn about rescued animals this week with The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm. The Farm  is home to over 250 animals, and they will bring some of those animals to the library! Be sure to stop by to visit Farmer Jeanne, Mo the sloth, and some of our other animal friends!

July 8th Marine Biology-Turtle Hospital & Key West Aquarium

Most of our world is covered by the Ocean and this week the library will be exploring it! Learn about the ocean and the  amazing creatures that live inhabit it. Special guest from  the Turtle Hospital and Key West Aquarium.

July 15th Creative Madness- Art Week

Warning, this week will be messy! Wear clothes that you can get stained. Children will be immersed in creativity as we explore different art styles. Pottery, Painting, and much more!  Special visit from Paintings by Channing

July 22nd Make a Splash! End of Summer Party

Our last event! Lets cool down the summer with a WATER BALLOON FIGHT!! To keep the fun going bring as much water balloons as you can!



Weekly Activities: 

  • Toddler Story Time            0 to 2 years old        Wednesdays at 10:30 am
  • Preschool Story Time        3-5 years old             Fridays 11:00am
  • Family Time                         All ages                      Saturdays at 1:00
  • Weekend Gamers               All ages                      All day Saturdays
  • Teen Time                            Tween/Teen             Saturdays 3:00-5:30






Toddler Story-time every Wednesday at 10:30 

With fun activities, Toddler Time is designed to promote early literacy, language development skills, a love of books, and more! Recommended Ages 0-2. Expecting parents/ siblings are welcomed.







 Have question about breastfeeding or your child’s nutrition?

During play time the Library has paired up with Monroe County Health Department to offer a
Breast Feeding Support Group where caregivers can chat with Breast Feeding Consultant Angelica Mendaros.





Preschool Storytime Fridays  at 11:00 am

Preschool Story-time is a fun early literacy program for children ages 3-5. Join us for an hour of interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Story-time offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, to discover great books, music, and to socialize with other parents after Story-time. Recommended Ages 3-5. Expecting parents/siblings are welcomed.



Saturday is FAMILY DAY at the Library!


Saturday programs are designed for parents, caregiver and children of all ages to spend quality time during various programs in a safe and fun environment. We have many amazing Family events that run all year round. Check out our FACEBOOK page for special events. 


 Kids at the moviesFamily Time Movies (When listed)

A great way to spend the weekend with the kids is enjoying FREE new and popular movies and popcorn in our theater. Check out our FACEBOOK to see what movies are playing this month or give us a call at 305-292-3595



Weekend Gamers- All ages all day Saturdays and now Play Games Everyday After School! 

pic9Video games in a library?! Yes we have brand new and popular games in the library. Many of the games that we have here at the library are multiplayer games that encourage team work and leadership. Yes, you can play video games at home, however here at the library kids are given a chance to interact in person with others that share similar interest, these social skills are very important. With all that fun our kids don’t realize they are actually developing some very important learning strategies. Some games (especially Nintendo games) challenge kids on their reading, mathematics, and critical thinking skills. Also games are a great way to relieve stress.

“Play is the highest form of research”-Albert Einstein





Teen 1937058_1192891287388529_4497988780226675654_nTime Saturday at 3:00-5:30

What is there for teens on this small island of ours? Teen time at the library! Every Saturday afternoon, the Key West Library turns its attention to Teen Time. Yeah sounds lame but it’s fun. It’s a film club, book club, gaming club and craft club all rolled up into one. We use this time to relax, unwind, play games, and just have a great time with friends.







For more information please contact:

Patricia Blanco, Sr. Librarian-Youth Services Children’s Department

700 Fleming Street

Key West, Florida 33040

(305) 292-3595   (305) 809-5257