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Recent Press Releases

Smiles Over Winner of Lighthouse Award

On May 29, 2014, Rachel Mick, Palm Beach County Library Systems’ Consumer Health Information Services (CHIS) Librarian received the Lighthouse Award. The Award from Navigate PBC, an initiative of the Health Council of Southeast Florida, is given to individuals who go above and beyond in their work helping individuals and families navigate the various health and human services systems and connecting or linking them with care, services, programs and support.

Palm Beach County Library System’s Talking Books Wins Award from Library of Congress

On June 05, 2014, the Palm Beach County Library System’s Talking Books (PBCLSTB), received the Network Subregional Library of the Year Award. The award was presented at the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. by the National Library Service for the Blind and Handicapped (NLS).

Join the Summer Reading Program – "Fizz, Boom, Read!"

Patrons of all ages are invited to join our "Fizz, Boom, Read!" Summer Reading Program, which runs from Jun 09 to Aug 01 at all Palm Beach County Library System locations, including the Bookmobile.

Read Down Your Fines with "Dewey Bucks"

Starting in June, the Palm Beach County Library System (PBCLS) is implementing a new way for children to pay overdue fines on their library cards. Children and teens up to age 17 can participate in this program by signing up with a Youth Service staff member at their local library. For every 15 minutes spent reading they will receive a "Dewey Buck" which can be spent at the Library’s circulation desk to remove overdue fines, purchase a replacement card, or buy a book bag.

Palm Beach County Library System Named 2014 Florida Library of the Year and Best Florida Public Library Website

At its annual convention in May, the Florida Library Association (FLA) named Palm Beach County Library System (PBCLS) the Florida Library of the Year. PBCLS was recognized for the wide array of programs and classes offered at its 17 locations.