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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Putting Fun Into Kids' Health & Fitness
June 30, 2019
This new mini bootcamp will have kids ages 10 to 15 jumping, dancing, talking and laughing so much that they won't even realize they are getting fit. Read More
Manatee Libraries’ Summer Youth Program Guide is Here
May 28, 2019
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, our Youth Librarians have planned a wide range of space-related programs—and beyond—to make summer reading and learning a blast!Read More
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
April 30, 2019
Celebrate with music and art, including Hawaiian music performances by Eddie Chung at three of our libraries.Read More
View the Preschool Storytimes and classes at our Braden River, Downtown Central, Island, Palmetto, Rocky Bluff and South Manatee library locations. read more

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
19Aug
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
20Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
20Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
20Aug
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
21Aug
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
22Aug
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
22Aug
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
22Aug
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
23Aug
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
24Aug
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
24Aug
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
27Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
27Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
27Aug
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
27Aug
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
29Aug
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
29Aug
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
30Aug
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
03Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
03Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
03Sep
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
04Sep
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
05Sep
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
05Sep
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
06Sep
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
06Sep
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
07Sep
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
07Sep
Read to the Dogs
11:00AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
09Sep
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
10Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
10Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
10Sep
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
10Sep
Book Discussion
6:30PM - 7:30PMBraden River
11Sep
Friends of Palmetto Monthly Book Discussion
10:30AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
12Sep
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
12Sep
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
12Sep
Murder by the Book Club
12:15PM - 1:15PMBraden River
12Sep
Trivia Night at Rocky Bluff
6:00PM - 7:30PMRocky Bluff
13Sep
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
14Sep
Ask a Master Gardener
10:00AM - 1:00PMSouth Manatee
16Sep
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
17Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
17Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
17Sep
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
18Sep
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
19Sep
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
19Sep
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
20Sep
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
20Sep
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
23Sep
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central

2019 Summer Youth Program Guide

Summer 2019 Program Guide

Click here for an online version of our planned activities taking place this summer at Manatee Libraries. Hard copies are available in each of our libraries