Library

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500 Northeast 26th Street
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Phone: (954) 390-2195
Fax: (954) 566-0201


Library Hours


The Library is currently closed to the public. For telephone assistance, call (954) 390-2195, Monday through Friday from 10 AM until 5 PM.

You may check the City's Event Calendar for information about specific Library events and programs.

Curbside Pick-Up Now Available -- In Observance of Independence Day, There Will Be No Curbside Pick-Up on Friday, July 3rd
Wilton Manors Library has begun walk-up/drive up service. The service provides an opportunity for you to access reserved materials in a safe manner while the Library remains closed to the public.

You may reserve books, DVDs, and other library materials using the Library’s online catalog or by calling the Library at 954-390-2195.

Library staff will be unable to provide you with any materials that have not been reserved ahead of time. You must have a Wilton Manors Library card to reserve library material.

The Library, located at 500 NE 26th St., remains closed to the public. However, walk-up/drive-up service is available in the parking lot at the rear (east side) of the Library off of NE 26th St. between the Library and the church. This service is available Monday through Friday from 10 am until 5 pm.

Library staff will call customers with reserved items to let them know their items are available for checkout via our new walk-up/drive-up service.

Virtual Summer Programs from the Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

"The Brementown Musicians" (a 15 minute virtual performance available through July 4) presents an interactive scene from the Theatre's touring production of "The Fairy Tales of Grimm (A Melodrama Play)." Play your part as you act along from home, then learn more about melodrama theatre with a follow-up activity hosted by A.C.T. For Youth actor/educators.

LINK: https://youtu.be/Os6U9L8o5OI

"Rapunzel" is a 12 minute virtual performance available until July 31. Presented by the Atlantic Coast Theatre (A.C.T) for Youth, "Rapunzel" is a musical version of the classic story in a scene from the their touring production of "The Fairy Tales of Grimm (A Melodrama Play)." Learn more about melodrama theatre with a follow-up activity hosted by A.C.T. For Youth actor/educators.

LINK: https://youtu.be/Gfmea9Yc9ts


Virtual Summer Programs With Prof. DoDad

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Follow the link below to access Prof. DoDad's program
https://talesofchemistry.live/wilton-manors

 Click here to access Prof. DoDad's Activity Pack.

COVID-19 Update

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According to WUSF, in Broward County unemployment applications are available outside of CareerSource Broward career centers Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Central Center is located at 2610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Their number is 954-677-5555. Applications may also be found outside the City Commission Chamber at the rear of Wilton Manors City Hall, located at 2020 Wilton Drive.

In order to ensure the safety and welfare of city employees, and to prevent community spread of the Coronavirus, the City of Wilton Manors ceased all non-essential operations starting at close of business on March 18th.

Please note the following Library service changes and adjustments:

  • Pick Up and Check Out Materials: Customers can now place holds and pick them up curbside at the Library.
  • Fees: The Library will not assess any late fees for materials returned during the Library’s closure.
  • Book Drop: The outdoor book drop on the east side of the building will remain open during this time period.
  • Holds: With the initiation of curbside pick-up, customers can again place holds on items.
  • Library Cards: While we are temporarily closed, we encourage anyone without a library card to apply for a card by phone at (954)390-2195, Monday through Friday from 10 AM through 4 PM, to get immediate access to the library’s digital collections. 

Library Resources You Can Access from Anywhere
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now even more eBooks and audio books available
Go to the web site; download the app; log in to your library; browse, borrow, and read.


With kids transitioning to learning from home well before the end of the school year, the summer slide may be getting a lot longer this year. Fill the days with activities, storytimes, and great reads to keep kids entertained and engaged!

Check out MacMillan Publishers' MacKids School and Library and discover some great resources for at-home learning and creativity.


 

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At-Home Learning Ideas to Keep Kids on Track

These calendars from Demco include fun exercises to boost academic skills, plus craft projects, book suggestions, online resources, and more.


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Need to Apply for Unemployment?



Click on this link for more information.

This link will take you to to the FloridaJobs.org information page.


Library Usage Survey



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About the Library

Thank you very much for supporting the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library of Wilton Manors. Our library is your library and it is for everyone!

This past year we welcomed over 26,000 visitors to our Library. Some used the Library for traditional services including: obtaining a book, movie or music; reading; using a computer; doing research; or completing homework. Others attended a variety of children’s, teen, adult, or family programs or attended a lecture. Some using our online resources learned a new skill, looked for work, or listened to a concert. The list goes on and on.

Our Library is transforming lives every single day. Library access is changing with digital library usage growing rapidly. Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, the Library’s website in 2018 had almost 34,000 visits. Downloads of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines surpassed 1300, more than 3 terabytes of data was transferred over our WiFi network by an average of 33 users per day. Whether seeking accurate information, employment opportunities, applying for college, researching health or medical data, exploring family history, studying for exams, or learning a foreign language, the Library’s virtual presence has the resources to guide you through your journey.

Your Library will continue to change with the times. While we will always provide traditional collections and services, as Library Director I believe we have a responsibility to be flexible and change to meet the ever-changing needs of our community. Libraries are at the center of our society and, in many instances, they are the heart of the neighborhood. And we want to connect with YOU!

I am proud to lead this great institution which has been providing free access to materials, resources, and services for the residents of Wilton Manors for more than 60 years. Working with an extremely talented staff, dedicated volunteers, our elected officials, and supportive stakeholders has been an honor.

My sincerest thanks to each and every one of you. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome!

Please feel free to contact us at any time: Ph.: (954) 390-2195 * Fax: (954) 390-2183             e-mail: rsterling@wiltonmanors.com

See you at the Library!

Rick Sterling, Library Director

Mission Statement

The mission of the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library of Wilton Manors is to maintain and improve the quality of life of all the citizens of our community by providing resources that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment in the most efficient manner possible. We especially recognize our responsibility to serve as a place for children to discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries.

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​Library Cards

Cards are free to residents – all you need is verification of your address. Children under the age of 16 can get a card with a parent or guardian’s identification and signature.

Your card may be used only at the Wilton Manors Library. When your card expires, we will re-verify your contact information and renew your card. There is a $3 charge to replace lost, damaged, or stolen cards.

What Are You Looking for?


Books, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, e-books, and more – we’ve got them all! You have access to more than 46,000 items at the Wilton Manors Library.

Want to Use a Computer?

The Library has computers you can use for e-mail or to access the catalog, our electronic databases, information about your account, and the Internet. A library card is required to use the computers. Wi-fi access is available as well.

Electronic Resources

Best-selling and classic eBooks and eAudiobooks are available 24/7. You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Electronic magazines are also available for download. And there’s no due date. They’re yours to keep!

Have Your Questions Answered

Our staff can help you find answers and information on whatever topic you need either in-person or over the phone.

We Have Lots of Fun Stuff for Kids

Children can check out books, audiobooks, and movies just for them. Story times and special programs are scheduled year-round. We believe that kids who read – succeed!

Reaching Out into the Community

A book delivery service is available for Wilton Manors residents who cannot come to the Library.

To use the Library's catalog, follow the "Search the Catalog" link on the left side of this page or click here. If we don't have what you're looking for, you may want to search the Broward County Library's catalog or the catalog of the Oakland Park Library.

Still can't find what you need? Ask us about interlibrary loan. 


Library Electronic Resources and Services


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The Right Service at the Right Time
Ancestry Library Edition
Digital Magazines
Mango Languages
America's News
Sun-Sentinel
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Important Information for Parents 

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It is tempting to believe the Library is a haven that your child can visit without worrying about his or her safety. The fact is that the Library is a public building, open to all. Please use the same precautions for insuring your child’s safety that you would in any other public location. Young children should not be left unattended in the Library.

When children are left alone they may become frightened or anxious. If they wander through the building they may encounter hazards such as doors, furniture, or electrical equipment. They may also become bored and restless and could disturb the enjoyment and work of others.

The safety of children left alone in the Library is a serious concern of the Library staff. However, the responsibility for the safety and behavior of children in the Library rests with the parent or caregiver, and not with the Library personnel. Library employees cannot be responsible for children who are unattended or demonstrating inappropriate behavior. The following guidelines will be followed concerning the care and behavior of young Library users. 

In accordance with the Library's rules, customers -- including children -- who engage in inappropriate behavior may be asked to leave the Library. If a child is not able to leave the Library on his or her own, then the child should not be in the Library without a parent or caregiver. All unaccompanied children at the Library should have the telephone number of someone who can assist them in an emergency.

By following these guidelines, you can help us continue to provide excellent and effective service while maintaining the Library's safe and welcoming atmosphere. 
 

A Word Regarding Fees 


Library customers borrow over 36,000 items per year from the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library. In striving to assure that the greatest variety of materials are available for Library users, we have found that fees are an effective encouragement for prompt return of materials. We also apply certain fees that encourage appropriate use of our materials so that once returned, the items may be borrowed by others without delay.

We understand that due to a wide variety of circumstances such as illness or other unanticipated demands in our personal lives, materials are sometimes returned late. However, we do not attempt to judge any individual's circumstances as more excusable than another's. The impact of late returns is the same in all cases regardless of the cause. We do not provide exceptions based on cause.

As custodians of both the collection and the public's trust, the Library is committed to fair and consistent application of our policies. Holding all users equally accountable for the use of the Library and any fees incurred is part of meeting that public obligation.

The Library works to encourage our borrowers to avoid accruing fees. We provide notices to help educate and inform borrowers regarding the use of their account.

How can you avoid fees? We provide many opportunities for you to avoid the accrual of fees on your library account. However, please remember that materials borrowed from the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library may only be returned here. Please note that materials returned to the after-hours drop will be considered returned on the next date on which the Library is open.

The Library provides 3 ways for you to renew your eligible material:








Science is fun with DoDad's Lab. The Professor uses laughter and learning to make science unforgettable. Get ready to be amazed wile things explode with chemical reactions. 
Science is fun with DoDad's Lab. The Professor uses laughter and learning to make science unforgettable. Get ready to be amazed wile things explode with chemical reactions.