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Recent Press Releases

PBCLS Staff Receive FLA Awards & Scholarships

Palm Beach County Library System Staff Receive FLA Awards & Scholarships

The Palm Beach County Library System was recognized with two 2021 Florida Library Association (FLA) Awards on Wed, Apr 28. Library Director Douglas Crane received the Librarian of the Year award and the Birding Backpacks program was recognized with the Library Innovation award. Library Training and Technical Supervisor Jennifer Gallagher and Library Associate Melanie Norberto received FLA Library & Information Science graduate scholarships.

PBCLS Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month

Palm Beach County Library System Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month

The Palm Beach County Library System is proud to honor Haitian culture, history and language during Haitian Heritage Month in May, a month that includes the important holiday of Haitian Flag Day on May 18. This year, we invite you to enjoy a wide variety of online events accessible through Zoom. Register and join us for the live events, or view the recordings on our digital activities page at www.pbclibrary.org/HaitianHeritage2021.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Palm Beach County Library System’s Hagen Ranch Road Branch Launches 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

The Hagen Ranch Road Branch is launching the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, free way to start your child on the path of success!

Expert to Talk Dr. Seuss, Racism, and Children’s Literature

Palm Beach County Library System Hosts Conversation with Expert to Talk Dr. Seuss, Racism, and Children’s Literature

Event Will Take Place amid Rising Anti-Asian Bigotry and Violence Nationwide

The Palm Beach County Library System is hosting a conversation with Dr. Philip Nel, University Distinguished Professor of English at Kansas State University and noted Dr. Seuss scholar, to discuss Dr. Seuss and racism in children’s literature, especially in the context of rising anti-Asian hate nationwide. “The Dr. Seuss Controversy: Racism and Children’s Literature” will take place on Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30 PM eastern time via Zoom.

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