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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Tampa Bay Rays to Hold End of Summer Baseball Bash at Downtown Library
July 13, 2018
Join the Tampa Bay Rays at Downtown Library for an End-of-the-Summer Baseball Bash on Friday, August 3!Read More
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

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
21Jul
Tech Help
10:00AM - 12:00PMRocky Bluff Library
21Jul
Kindergarten Readiness Play Day
10:30AM - 12:00PMRocky Bluff Library
21Jul
Moana Luau Party
11:00AM - 12:00PMBraden River
21Jul
Meditation
11:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
21Jul
Lego Club
1:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
21Jul
Teen Craft: Slime
2:00PM - 3:30PMIsland
21Jul
Tech Tutors
2:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
21Jul
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
23Jul
Mad Science: Sounds Like Science
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
23Jul
Summer Sci Club (ages 8 to 13)
3:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
23Jul
Area 52 Weekly Monday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
24Jul
Intro to Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
10:00AM - 12:00PMDowntown Central
24Jul
Craft Program (ages 8-12)
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
24Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
24Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
24Jul
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
24Jul
John Storms' World of Reptiles
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee Library
24Jul
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto Library
24Jul
Classics Up Close Book Club
3:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
24Jul
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
24Jul
Area 52: AV Club
3:30PM - 6:00PMDowntown Central
24Jul
Tech Tutors
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
24Jul
Intro to Sign Language
5:00PM - 6:00PMSouth Manatee
25Jul
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
25Jul
Mad Science
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
25Jul
iPhone/iPad Class
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee Library
25Jul
Tech Buddies: Get Help With Your Laptop, Tablet & Phone
2:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
25Jul
Minecraft Survival Games (ages 12-18)
4:00PM - 7:00PMDowntown Central
26Jul
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
26Jul
Out of My Hands Juggling
10:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
26Jul
Craft Program (ages 5-8)
10:30AM - 11:00AMDowntown Central
26Jul
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
26Jul
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
26Jul
Teen Gaming
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
26Jul
Big Tiki & the Mai-Tai's Band
2:00PM - 3:00PMBraden River
26Jul
Color Therapy (Coloring for Adults)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
26Jul
Area 52: AV Discussion Group
3:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
27Jul
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
27Jul
Palmetto Yoga Class
12:00PM - 1:00PMPalmetto Library
27Jul
A Page From the Outdoors
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
28Jul
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
28Jul
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
28Jul
Ask a Master Gardener
10:00AM - 12:00PMRocky Bluff
28Jul
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
28Jul
End of Summer Bash Library Photo Scavenger Hunt
2:00PM - 3:30PMIsland
28Jul
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee Library
28Jul
Tech Tutors
2:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
30Jul
Android Basics
2:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown Central
30Jul
Area 52 Weekly Monday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
31Jul
Craft Program (ages 8-12)
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central

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.