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"An Independent Municipal Library Since 1957"

500 Northeast 26th Street
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305

Phone: (954) 390-2195
Fax: (954) 390-2183


Library Hours:

Monday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 Noon - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM


The Library is closed on Sundays and holidays. The Library is also closed on the Saturday before Memorial Day, on the Saturday before Labor Day, and as directed by the City of Wilton Manors.

The Library will be closed on Thursday, May 5th, and Friday, May 6th, for Staff Training. We will be learning key components of the new automated system that is scheduled to be installed later in the month. This training will improve the performance and knowledge of our employees. The Library strives to provide our community with great customer service and assistance and this training is a vital component of that effort.

Thank you for your understanding.
 
You may check the City's Event Calendar at http://www.wiltonmanors.com/ for information about specific Library events and programs. 

The Richard C. Sullivan Public Library of Wilton Manors is a full-service library offering a collection of over 40,000 items including books, magazines, and local and national newspapers. The Library also provides large print books, books in Spanish, music CDs, DVDs, eBooks, and audio books. Staff are always ready to assist you in locating what you need. Internet access is also available free of charge to residents.

The children’s room offers reference materials, computers, and staff ready to assist students with their homework and research assignments. Ongoing activities include story times, craft sessions, and other programs for kids. Summers also are filled with activities and events. Many programs and services are subsidized by the Friends of the Library.

For your convenience, a copy machine and a fax machine are available for a small fee. A free book delivery service is available to residents who are unable to come to the Library. Voter registration forms are also available. Broward County residents may obtain a library card free of charge with proof of residency.

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.

 


TechBoomers' course on Tinder is here!
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This week's course is for those of you who want to get back into the dating scene, but already know what you want from it and don't want to have to sit through soul-searching questionnaires on websites like eHarmony, Plenty Of Fish, or Spark.com. Tinder, a dating app for mobile devices, lets you jump right in with simple, easy-to-use functions for showing interest in potential matches and chatting with the people you click with.

Set up a profile through Facebook, and then decide which potential matches to "like" or "ignore". If a Tinder user "likes" you back, you get matched with them, and can then chat with them any time you want!

Follow this link to the TechBoomers' Tinder course:  https://techboomers.com/p/tinder.

Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with basic computer skills how to use the most popular and trusted websites. Click here to lean more about TechBoomers and other databases available FREE @ your library.

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 safety. 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.

Driving tests available online
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In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, the Library now offers free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the Florida DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Go to http://wiltonmanors.driving-tests.org to get started..


Find your next favorite book with SelectReads!
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Discovering books that match your interests just got easier with SelectReads.

"Book" your next adventure by using SelectReads -- our new online book discovery service. Try it and find great reading ideas for everyone in your family. SelectReads gives you reading lists and recommendations based on what you like.

Ask your librarian about SelectReads.

Learn over 60 languages with Mango's fun and engaging language-learning software
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Interested in learning Spanish, German, Punjabi, Tagalog, or any of 60 other languages? Give Mango Languages a go and start up a conversation today.

Click here to see a one minute video showing what Mango has to offer.

Want to learn more? Go to the Library's Mango page by clicking here or on the Mango Languages tab on the left side of the page.

A word regarding fees and fines
Library customers borrow over 50,000 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 fines 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 or fines incurred is part of meeting that public obligation.

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

 

How can I avoid fines?

We provide many opportunities for you to avoid the accrual of fines 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:

 


Digital Magazines @ your library
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Zinio for Libraries, the world's largest newsstand, is available from the Library. Zinio gives you unlimited access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices.
 
Click here for more information on how to access this service with more over 100 titles to choose from.

Ancestry Library Edition
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The world’s largest online family history resource can give you instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos from all over the world.

Ancestry Library Edition also provides access to local narratives, oral histories, indexes, and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.

For more information, contact the Library at (954) 390-2195 or visit us at 500 NE 26th Street.

Florida Electronic Library
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The Florida Electronic Library (FEL) is a gateway to: electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books and to the Ask a Librarian reference service. 

All Florida residents can use the FEL through funds provided by a Library Services and Technology Act grant.

For more information and to access the FEL, click here.

The Right Service at the Right Time
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If you have a need RIGHT now, the Library can help you find the RIGHT SERVICE.

T
he Right Service at the Right Time is for residents looking for assistance. Visit www.rightservicefl.org to discover resources available for you.

* Daily Needs
* Family
* Health Care
* Immigration
* Transportation
* Jobs
* Housing

Check out our online resources
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Find information on topics related to business, education, health, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, videos and web-only content. Sources include the Sun-Sentinel.

Click here for a list of all online resources available from the library
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Library
Ph: (954) 390-2195
 
Rick Sterling
Library Director
Email

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