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
View the Preschool Storytimes and classes for the fall season at our Braden River, Downtown Central, Island, Palmetto, Rocky Bluff and South Manatee library locations. read more

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
18Aug
Lego Club
1:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
18Aug
Tech Tutors
2:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
18Aug
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
18Aug
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:30PMIsland
21Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
21Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
21Aug
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
21Aug
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
21Aug
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
21Aug
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
21Aug
Tech Tutors
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
21Aug
Intro to Sign Language
5:00PM - 6:00PMSouth Manatee
22Aug
Musical Motion (Spanish)
11:30AM - 12:30PMPalmetto
22Aug
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
23Aug
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
23Aug
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
23Aug
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
23Aug
Color Therapy (Coloring for Adults)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
23Aug
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
24Aug
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
24Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
25Aug
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
25Aug
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
25Aug
Tech Tutors
2:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
25Aug
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee Library
25Aug
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
25Aug
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:30PMIsland
28Aug
SCORE Workshop: Giving Back is GOOD for Business
11:30AM - 1:00PMDowntown Central Library
28Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
28Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
28Aug
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
28Aug
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
28Aug
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
28Aug
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
28Aug
Classics Up Close Book Club
3:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River Library
28Aug
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
28Aug
Tech Tutors
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
28Aug
Intro to Sign Language
5:00PM - 6:00PMSouth Manatee
29Aug
Cellphone Help
11:00AM - 2:00PMPalmetto
29Aug
Musical Motion (Spanish)
11:30AM - 12:30PMPalmetto
30Aug
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
30Aug
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
30Aug
Tech Help
1:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
30Aug
Color Therapy (Coloring for Adults)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
30Aug
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
31Aug
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
31Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
31Aug
Tech Help
12:00PM - 2:00PMBraden River
01Sep
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
01Sep
Read to the Dogs
11:00AM - 12:00PMPalmetto

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.