Directions to Belle Glade Branch
Bus: Palm Tran Route 47
From the East: Take Southern Blvd./State Road 80 west. Travel about 27 miles west of Wellington through an agricultural area. Turn left at light onto N. Main St./SR 80. Turn right onto NW Avenue H. Take the 2nd left onto NW 4th St. The lot is on the left. Additional parking is available across the street by the athletic fields.
From the West: Take State Road 80 east past South Bay. State Road 80 turns north. Turn left onto NW Avenue H. Take the 2nd left onto NW 4th St. The lot is on the left. Additional parking is available across the street by the athletic fields.
About Belle Glade Branch
The Glades Branches, Belle Glade, Pahokee (Loula V. York Branch), South Bay (Clarence E. Anthony Branch), serve the 38,000 residents of rural, agricultural Western Palm Beach County.
The Belle Glade Branch has a large collection of African American fiction as well as large Florida and Mystery collections. The branch has a growing Spanish collection to serve the large number of Hispanics in the Glades. The Children's staff provides about 650 programs a year for about 13,000 children. The Branch provides Ethnic Newswatch, an online service that provides over 100 newspapers from the United States and around the world that are geared to different ethnic groups, including: African American, Spanish and Arabian. Patrons have full access to the Internet through FloriNet.
- A large collection of African American fiction
- Large selection of Florida and Mystery materials
- A growing Spanish collection
- Children's programs throughout the year
- Internet access from 22 public computers
- 1 Catalog computer
- 16 computers in the children’s area
- 8 computers for teens
- Free Wi-Fi and Internet access
- 2 meeting rooms; Meeting Room A seats 60, Meeting Room B seats 80;
- Color and black and white copier
Public adult and youth computers shut down 15 minutes before the branch closes. Guest computers shut down 10 minutes before the branch closes.
Although the main service area is the city of Belle Glade, library service is provided to all other areas of the Glades. Belle Glade Branch serves as the geographical hub for western Palm Beach County.
Nearest County Libraries
Clarence E. Anthony Branch (South Bay) (5.1 miles)
Loula V. York Branch (Pahokee) (11 miles)
Royal Palm Beach Branch (31.8 miles)
History of the Branch
Size: 17,000 sq. ft.
Opened on March 23, 2013 across from Lake Shore Middle School.