Delray Beach Public Library Association, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy


100 W. Atlantic Ave.Delray Beach, FL 33444 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mission: We ignite curiosity, fuel discovery, and encourage creativity through access to trusted information, resources, and community connections. Vision: A dynamic community connecting ideas, information, and creation. Core Values: Community-Focus: We provide resources, services, and gathering spaces aligned with the needs of the local community. Diversity: We embrace all abilities and differences by removing barriers, supporting literacy, and reflecting the community. Accessibility: We meet people where they are with easy access to resources and services within and beyond the building. Forward-Thinking: We anticipate and adapt to evolving needs through investments in technology, facilities, collections, and training. Welcoming: We offer an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment where all feel welcome. Learning: We support life-long learning through opportunities for discovery, enrichment, and growth.


The Ladies Improvement Association founded the Delray Beach Public Library in 1913. In 1938 the Delray Beach Public Library Association became a not-for-profit corporation to provide a public library in Delray Beach. Since 1950, our patrons have received library service through a successful public/private partnership between the City of Delray Beach and the Library Association. The City of Delray Beach has provided a large percentage of the annual operating budget and the Library Association has raised capital funds.

Delray Beach Public Library exists to enrich the lives of the individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities by creating and sustaining superior public library services through responsive staff, dynamic collections, appropriate technology and access to global information.


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