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
16Jul
Mad Science: Science of Magic
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
16Jul
Summer Sci Club (ages 8 to 13)
3:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
16Jul
Area 52 Weekly Monday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
17Jul
Craft Program (ages 8-12)
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
17Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
17Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
17Jul
Outlook & OneDrive for Windows 10
2:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown Central
17Jul
Starlite Puppets: Nkosnati & the Dragon
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee Library
17Jul
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto Library
17Jul
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
17Jul
Tech Tutors
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
17Jul
Intro to Sign Language
5:00PM - 6:00PMSouth Manatee
17Jul
Lego Robotics Team Info Session
6:30PM - 7:30PMBraden River
18Jul
iPhone/iPad Beyond the Basics
10:00AM - 12:00PMDowntown Central
18Jul
Drop in DIY (ages 18+): Library Card Tote
1:30PM - 3:30PMSouth Manatee Library
18Jul
Florida Maritime Museum
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
18Jul
Tech Buddies: Get Help With Your Laptop, Tablet & Phone
2:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
18Jul
Area 52: Virtual Reality Demo
4:00PM - 7:00PMDowntown Central Library
18Jul
Wind Down Wednesday Film Series
4:00PM - 6:00PMRocky Bluff Library
19Jul
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
19Jul
Mad Science
10:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
19Jul
Craft Program (ages 5-8)
10:30AM - 11:00AMDowntown Central
19Jul
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
19Jul
Tech Help Drop In
1:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
19Jul
Sunshine Stitchers Knit & Crochet
2:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
19Jul
Mad Science
2:00PM - 3:00PMBraden River
19Jul
Teen Gaming
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
19Jul
Color Therapy (Coloring for Adults)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
19Jul
Tween Art Club: Van Gogh's Sunflowers
6:00PM - 7:30PMBraden River
19Jul
Evening Family Storytime
6:00PM - 7:30PMSouth Manatee Library
19Jul
Anime Club (ages 13 to 18)
6:00PM - 7:00PMPalmetto
20Jul
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
20Jul
Palmetto Yoga Class
12:00PM - 1:00PMPalmetto Library
20Jul
Mahjong Club
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
20Jul
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
20Jul
Teen Tech Petting Zoo
2:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
20Jul
A Page From the Outdoors
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
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

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.