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
18Jul
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
18Jul
Krafty Kiddos (ages 5 to 8)
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown
18Jul
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
18Jul
Beach Combing & Craft
1:00PM - 2:30PMRocky Bluff
19Jul
Health+FIT Mini Camp (ages 10 to 15)
10:00AM - 1:00PMDowntown Central
19Jul
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
19Jul
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
20Jul
Meditation
11:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
20Jul
Learn How to Play Dungeons & Dragons
12:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown Central
22Jul
Weekly Summer Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown
22Jul
Area 52: Craft Night
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
23Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
23Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
23Jul
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
23Jul
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto
23Jul
Sci Club Space Edition (ages 8 to 12)
3:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Area 52
23Jul
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
23Jul
Tai Chi Witih Sherry
6:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
24Jul
Sign Language Class
12:00PM - 1:00PMBraden River
24Jul
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
25Jul
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
25Jul
Krafty Kiddos (ages 5 to 8)
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown
25Jul
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
25Jul
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
26Jul
Creative Aging Line Dancing
10:00AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
26Jul
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
27Jul
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
27Jul
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
27Jul
Scrapbooking Club
12:30PM - 4:30PMDowntown Library
29Jul
Weekly Summer Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown
29Jul
Soar in 4 Drop in & Read (ages 3 to 12)
5:00PM - 7:30PMDowntown
29Jul
Soar in 4 Drop in & Read
5:00PM - 7:30PMDowntown Central
30Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
30Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
30Jul
Windows 10 Basics
2:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown
30Jul
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto
30Jul
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
30Jul
Tai Chi Witih Sherry
6:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
31Jul
Soar in 4 Night of Play
5:00PM - 7:30PMDowntown Central
31Jul
Soar in 4 Night of Play
5:00PM - 7:30PMDowntown
01Aug
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
01Aug
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
02Aug
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
02Aug
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
03Aug
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
03Aug
Read to the Dogs
11:00AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
05Aug
Area 52: Craft Night
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
05Aug
Soar in 4 Drop in & Read
5:00PM - 7:30PMDowntown Central
06Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
06Aug
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland