The Library

The Library

The Delray Beach Public Library is a 501 c3 non-profit organization that serves as an essential community resource offering a wide range of services to meet the various needs of the community.

Did you know that the Delray Beach Public Library…

  • Brings the library to neighborhood schools and community centers with outreach programs.
  • Is the only library in the state of Florida that provides a Lifelong Learning Community Institute
  • Provides over 4,000 free books to children during the summer camp reading programs.
  • Offers meeting rooms (both large and small) for studying, lectures, programs and rentals.
  • Offers innovative after school clubs that include Weird Science, Robotics and 3D printing.
  • Offers a state of the art recording studio for children to create audio stories, record songs, and narrate books.
  • Empowerment Zone provides assistance in resume writing, job searching, and public assistance programs.
  • Provides a variety of new Technology Resources for children that include computers with educational programs, tablet kiosks, learning tech lab, and the interactive educational “cube”.
  • Provides dedicated librarians who support local businesses with information, research, and referrals.
  • Offers after school homework help for children with friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers.
  • Provides databases for learning languages, and reading ebooks, free of charge.
  • Offers Ukulele Classes along with seasonal music programs including the Musical Matinee Program.

And yes, offers plenty of free parking

The Delray Beach Public Library is guided by its mission, vision and core values, which have been approved by the Board of Directors.

Mission Statement

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Our mission is to enrich the lives of the individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities and provide support to local businesses by creating and sustaining superior public library services through responsive staff, dynamic collections, effective programming, appropriate technology, and access to global information.

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Mission Statement

delray-beach-public-library-quote-left   Our mission is to enrich the lives of the individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities and provide support to local businesses by creating and sustaining superior public library services through responsive staff, dynamic collections, effective programming, appropriate technology, and access to global information.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to become the best public library in Florida. We envision a future where…

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People think of the library as their best source of information.

Librarians are seen as providing links between people and information.

The library is considered an essential service of the City by improving the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.

  • The library provides a safe and modern facility that offers a welcoming environment for the community’s social and intellectual engagement.
  • The library provides equal and unfettered access to all regardless of individual abilities or differences.
  • The library respects the privacy and confidentiality of its patrons.
  • The library maintains excellence in the quality of its collections, services, and programs by continuously assessing the changing requirements of the community, and by responding with innovative approaches supported by current technology.
  • The library provides its staff with training and opportunities for professional development necessary to keep services relevant and exceptional.
  • The library is governed by sound financial management and oversight.