Manatee Libraries

The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and two-time Innovation winner, the Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community and visitors through a wide range of educational and technological resources and programs at six facilities in downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk), the east county region, the south county area, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and Ellenton. This past year, Manatee Libraries was visited by nearly 850,000 customers who made use of our resources over 3.9 million times (a record high!). We offer a wide array of digital ebook/eaudio/movies, unique collections (e.g. early literacy kits, telescopes), databases, classes and special events for people of all ages. Check us out!

Announcements

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SCORE Small Biz Meet-Up Workshops
June 15, 2018
A four-part monthly series that takes small business owners through the lifecycle of a businessRead More
Kids Dive Into Summer Reading Program
June 05, 2018
The collaborative effort developed by Anna Maria Oyster Bar, in partnership with Manatee Libraries, Manatee County Schools and the Patterson Foundation, returns to help our community’s most vulnerable children combat summer slide.Read More
MSA'S Queenie Zheng Takes First Place for Her Water-Themed Recycled Design
April 23, 2018
This year's Teen Recycled Dreams Fashion Show drew nearly 300 people who were presented with 12 one-of-a-kind outfits, including ones made out of tissue paper and plastic water bottles.Read More

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
25Jun
Mad Science: Super Hero Science
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
25Jun
Area 52 Weekly Monday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
26Jun
SCORE Workshop: Powerful & Effective First Impressions
11:30AM - 1:00PMDowntown Central Library
26Jun
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto Library
27Jun
Windows 10 Basics
2:00PM - 4:10PMDowntown Central
29Jun
Palmetto Yoga Class
12:00PM - 1:00PMPalmetto Library
02Jul
Area 52 Weekly Monday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
03Jul
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto Library
06Jul
Palmetto Yoga Class
12:00PM - 1:00PMPalmetto Library
09Jul
Area 52 Weekly Monday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
10Jul
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto Library
13Jul
Palmetto Yoga Class
12:00PM - 1:00PMPalmetto Library
16Jul
Area 52 Weekly Monday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
17Jul
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto Library
20Jul
Palmetto Yoga Class
12:00PM - 1:00PMPalmetto Library
23Jul
Area 52 Weekly Monday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
24Jul
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto Library
27Jul
Palmetto Yoga Class
12:00PM - 1:00PMPalmetto Library
30Jul
Area 52 Weekly Monday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
31Jul
SCORE Workshop: Safety & Security
11:30AM - 1:00PMDowntown Central Library
31Jul
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto Library
03Aug
Palmetto Yoga Class
12:00PM - 1:00PMPalmetto Library
06Aug
Area 52 Weekly Monday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
10Aug
Palmetto Yoga Class
12:00PM - 1:00PMPalmetto Library
28Aug
SCORE Workshop: Giving Back is GOOD for Business
11:30AM - 1:00PMDowntown Central Library
25Sep
SCORE Workshop: Exit Strategy Imperative
11:30AM - 1:00PMDowntown Central Library

2018 Summer Youth Program Guide

Summer Youth Program Guide

Book yourself with one of our musical programs, learn how to record and edit music or check out one of our musical instruments. Click here for an online version of all our summer music-making activities.