Costumed characters, old cars and live music took partygoers on a tour through the decades during the Delray Beach Public Library’s Birthday Bash celebration of its 100th birthday held April 11. Guests, including the 15 ‘Centennial Celebrities’ — the 100-year-old…Continue
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Comedian Tom Cotter (right), the first comedian to be a finalist in America’s Got Talent, was the featured entertainer at the seventh annual Laugh With The Library. Five hundred people attended the sold-out event, which raised more than $72,000 to help fund children and teen programs at…Continue
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By Christine Davis
What do super-organized volunteers get? More work! But…
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Volunteers Louise Glover, Maria Ellingsworth and Sue Goodreds staff the table at the Delray Beach Public Library’s first Bargains & Books event. Eager shoppers browsed through antiques, boutique merchandise, novelties, crafts and books — all set up in vendor…Continue
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Construction of the Boca Raton Library, at the corner of Northwest Second Avenue and Northwest Fourth Street, is on schedule. This is the front entrance. The 42,000-square-foot facility, set to open in 2013, will be almost twice the size of the current library, which opened 50 years ago. …Continue
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Sophia Isaac (left), Chairman of the Library Volunteers, counts stacks of books to be purchased by Manalapan resident Jeff Solomon (center) as library volunteer Betty Howson awaits the final tally at Manalapan’s J. Turner Moore Memorial Library book sale on…Continue
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Manalapan officials scheduled a “special presentation” for outgoing librarian Mary Ann Kunkle, but the guest of honor was a no-show at the March 27 commission meeting.
“Even though she’s not here, we do have a certificate of appreciation for her,” Mayor Basil Diamond said.
The town also chose a Kindle Fire e-book reader as a going-away present.
A substitute went to fill in at the library but Kunkle sent her back, saying she would not be attending, Town Manager Linda…
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Gerardo Aponte, a ground maintenance worker for the town of Lantana, stops traffic on Ocean Avenue as a donated ponytail palm is moved from Hypoluxo Island to the Lantana Public Library. Kurtis Boggs/The Coastal Star
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2011 Laugh with the Library: (l-r) Becky Walsh, co-chair; Mark A. Peterson, Bank of America (platinum event sponsor); Comedians Angela Manfredi & Eddie Brill; Brenda Pumillia, Private Jewelers (platinum event sponsor.)
The 2012 Laugh with the Library, Chapter 6 event is planned for Feb. 3 at the Delray Beach…
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Everybody needs a good laugh. So why not get some giggles and help raise money for a good cause at the same time?
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The 20,000 people who live outside city limits but inside the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District may get something new for their tax dollars—a free city library card.
“It’d be nice to see some of the money flow the other way, instead of always from us to them, a little bit from them to us,” said beach-park Commissioner Dirk Smith, who proposed asking Boca Raton to extend the library privileges.
Commissioner Earl Starkoff noted the city let district…Continue
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By Ron Hayes
The Palm Beach County Library System boasts 17 branches, from Boca…
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By Margie Plunkett
The direction Boca Raton council gave its city manager on where to locate the new library: Two blocks north from the current building at the former Causeway Lumber site.
The council favored the new site 3 to 1, and made its wishes known after a Sept. 13 public…Continue
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Maybe it’s because she was a reading teacher and librarian “in another life.”
Perhaps it’s because she wanted to give back to her small hometown of five
Whatever the reasons, when Joan Bernstein was asked to lead a fundraising drive
to update and refurbish the Manalapan town library, she quickly agreed.
When she started in February, the goal was $75,000 to replace the…
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