Braden River Branch Curbside Service

Braden River Branch Curbside Service
Posted on 05/26/2021
Manatee Libraries Braden River Branch Going Curbside for June and July


MANATEE COUNTY, FL – Beginning on June 8th through July 30th, 2021 the Braden River Branch of the Manatee county Public Library System will offer curbside services to the public while the library is closed for construction. 

Why curbside? As part of our expansion and renovation, there is noise, odors, and constant changes that are made to accommodate the construction. Part of the library will be closed, and the material won’t be available for check out. With curbside, staff will be able to answer phones, check out items put on hold, and provide convenient pick up service for all library users. 

Instructions for using curbside are available on the website or by calling the Braden River Branch. 

While we are providing curbside pick-up services, patrons can still take advantage of the library’s many virtual resources which include story time and fun videos for kids’ entertainment, as well as and LinkedIn Learning for educational needs. There are also instructional videos for adults about technology and digital skills, as well as book discussion groups and entertainment and wellness videos on the library website, Facebook, and the YouTube page.

The Summer Reading Program is virtual this year. The library will include information about the virtual program in every bag of children’s materials. 

Curbside appointments can be scheduled starting June 1st and pick-ups beginning June 7th during regular library hours (Tuesday & Thursday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)  

Customers can reserve material online or via phone by calling 941-727-6079. Upon notification that the items are on the hold shelf, pickup appointments can be made.
Staff will explain the pick-up procedure during the appointment set up call. Customers may enter the parking lot from either 51st Street or Natalie Way, the SR70 entrance is still closed. Customers will park under the portico by the East facing doors and call 941-727-6079 and staff will bring materials to the vehicle.

A Manatee Libraries’ card is needed to request and check out materials. Manatee residents who would like a card may sign up for an e-card by going to Manatee Libraries’ homepage at eCards can be activated and used immediately to make holds or to download any of Manatee Libraries’ digital resources, which include ebooks/eaudiobooks, streaming movies and music and learning tools. 

The book drop, available 24/7, will be located near the east doors for this phase of the construction.

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