Delray Beach Public Library

Telephone:
561-266-0194

Mon - Wed: 9AM - 8PM
Thu - Sat: 9AM - 5PM
Sun: 1PM - 5PM (OCT-MAY)

* The Library is open Monday-Wednesday 9am-8pm, Thursday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm (Oct-May).

* The Library will be closed Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.

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Pajama Playdate
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Every 4th Wednesday, join us in your jammies for interactive play at our evening playdate at the library. We will share special toys and activities that encourage creative and cooperative play in an informal fun setting.

Book Buddies
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Book Buddies. May 31st through August 5th 11 AM-12 PM. Bring your children to have lunch and practice their reading with a kind, non-judgmental friend. They can read from 11 am until lunch is served at 11:30, and continue reading as they eat, or be read to. Teen and adult volunteers will serve as book buddies. Registration not required. Just drop in!

Summer STEAM Stars
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Summer STEAM Stars. Meets weekly on Wednesdays, June 1st – July 20th @ 3:30PM. Ages 8 - 12 Join Mr. Kevin and Ms. Sonia every Wednesday of the month for a variety of S.T.E.A.M. inspired activities and hands on exploration. Encourage your child’s critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and build confidence through science experiments, art projects, and tech classes! Registration is required. Space is limited.

Summer Kickoff with Didgeridoo Down Under
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Summer Kickoff with Didgeridoo Down Under. Friday, June 3rd @ 1:30 PM. Help us kickoff our Summer Leadership Academy at the Delray Beach Public Library! Sign up for the reading program, get your free books and attend a special performance by the Didgeridoo Down Under team! You’ll learn about Aussie culture, sea creatures and more, all while moving & grooving to the pulsing rhythms of the didgeridoo! Registration required.

Didgeridoo Workshop: Aussie Funk Jam Session
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Didgeridoo Workshop: Aussie Funk Jam Session. Friday, June 3rd @ 3:15p.m. Ages 9 - 12 After you have watched the Didgeridoo show, participate in the workshop, and learn how to play one! The Aussie Funk Jam is an interactive and hands-on musical experience. Participants will learn how to play the “didge,” including animal sounds and simple rhythms, with beginner instruments. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Drumming with Getz
Organizer: Sonia Chaudhry
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Drumming with Getz. Saturdays, June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and July 9th @ 10am. Ages 8-12       Back by popular demand! Joe Getz will be giving drumming lessons and honing everyone’s musical skills. The Summer Leadership Academy at DBPL is all about learning leadership characteristics through fun, engaging activities and what’s more fun than learning to play an instrument? Let’s rock this summer! Registration is required. Space is limited.

DBPL Presents...Lego Leaders!
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

DBPL Presents…LEGO LEADERS! Saturdays, June 4th, 25th, July 23rd, 30th @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Ages 6-11 Stop by our tech lab in the Children’s Department between 11:30am-1:30pm on select Saturdays to join other self-led Lego lovers and take on a different book-inspired Build It! Lego Engineering Challenge. In turn, these Lego leaders will also build confidence, cooperation, and determination as they apply creativity to their constructions. Registration is not required for this program.

Thursday Performance Showcase
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Thursday Performance Showcase. Thursdays, June 9th, 16th, 23rd, July 14th, 21st, 28th, August 4th @ 2:00 PM. Ages 5 - 12 A roster of talented professionals in the arts and sciences will be featured for registered camp groups and families in the community on a semi-weekly basis! Expand your knowledge and learn our leadership characteristics through fun acted out in tales and demonstrations! Registration required. Space is limited.

Space Exploration Kerbal Kamp
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Space Exploration Kerbal Kamp. Fridays, June 10th , July 8th & Aug 5th @11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Ages 8-12  Join the Summer Leadership Academy Space Program and run your space agency from the ground to the stars! (and hopefully not to the ground again.) We will learn about the basics of rocketry, how to get into orbit, and the value of doing science in space! So, gather your little green men and women and explore the final frontier. Registration is required. Space is limited.

My Image, My Power
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

My Image, My Power. Meets weekly on Fridays, June 10th-July 15th @ 2PM-4PM. Ages 9-12 Children will work with a self-image coach to develop important life skills like positive mindset, leadership, self-confidence, strong character and help them find their voice as they face challenges in society and school. This tween workshop will help our young leaders build a strong foundation for them to follow their dreams with conviction. Registration is required. Space is limited.

A is for Alphabet Art
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

A is for Alphabet Art. Wednesdays, June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00AM. Ages 2 - 4 Early learners join us at 10 am for an alphabet-themed story, a song and then use library art supplies for a make-and-take alphabet craft coupled with letter-tracing and letter construction activities. Register in advance by Tuesday each week for this wonderful Wednesday program to help develop early learning skills such as letter/shape/color recognition, phonemic awareness, and fine motor/writing skills! Registration is required. Space is limited.

Seeds of Creativity Graphic Novel Workshop
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Seeds of Creativity Graphic Novel Workshop. Meets weekly on Tuesdays June 28th – August 2nd @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Ages 8 – 12. Are you a serious fan of graphic novels? Have you ever designed your own? Seeds of Creativity professionals will provide instruction in art, writing, and production during a 6-week workshop to create their own graphic novels to be bound and published for keeps! Registration is required. Space is limited.

Climate Kids Ocean Lovers Club
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Climate Kids’ Ocean Lovers Club. Fridays, June 24th @ 3PM, July 15 & July 29 @ 1PM. Ages 8 - 12 Calling all Beach Goers! Do you want to help save the beaches and marine animals you love? We are looking for budding citizen scientists who are interested in learning about marine biology, beach, and wetlands conservation. Come join us as we read and discuss books about marine life, create an ocean art mural using recyclables and natural materials and learn about cool careers in marine science. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Opera Story Time
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Opera Story Time. Saturdays, July 9th, 16th and 30th @ 2PM. Ages 7-10 Palm Beach Opera provides a sing-along storytelling experience for younger audiences. Children are brought into the pages of opera’s famous tales, learning, and singing memorable tunes from the opera/musical score. The Palm Beach Opera Story Time Series is a hands-on, engaging program for young minds! Registration is required. Space is limited.

Must Love Sharks
Organizer: Ms. Sonia
Email: sonia.chaudhry@delraylibrary.org

Must Love Sharks. Saturday, July 16th @12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Ages 7 – 9. In celebration of Shark Fest and SharkCon 2022. Register shark lovers ages 7 - 9 and pick up their grab bags beginning July 1st. Participants will have 2 weeks to complete the worksheets & assigned reading at home prior to our “Must Love Sharks” in-person program on July 16th during which we will discuss the book, take an online shark trivia quiz & enjoy a jaw-some presentation! Registration is required. Space is limited.