To create inspired lives by connecting people with information and ideas. In addition to the library's mission, its vision is to inspire, inform and create a delightful quality of life.
The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, located in downtown West Palm Beach, occupies an innovative 4-story space with more than 80,000 square feet to accommodate the diverse needs of the community. More than 700,000 people visit the library each year, and in 2010, the library is on track to circulate almost 1 million items. Our library customers come from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and range in age from infants to seniors. Some of our library services include: a comprehensive collection of adult, teen and children's books, movies, video games and music available for checkout, children's programs, including story hours and seasonal events, programs for teens and adults, including author events, computer classes, book discussions, and dance, fitness and musical programs, and information and research services. Our public library is truly a resource for everyone!