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Delray Beach Public Library Association, Inc.

Cause Area

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

Location

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

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To foster the love of reading, to encourage lifelong learning and to provide a comprehensive range of library materials, programs and services for adults, teens and children. We offer our patrons extensive book and media collections including audio books, large print books, foreign language materials, videos, book sale bargains, an extensive Florida collection, access to electronic information and access to the Internet, meeting rooms, art exhibits, concerts, volunteer opportunities, a wide range of programming for all ages, quiet study areas, a coffee shop and community outreach programming.

Description

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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