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Welcome to the Library's Album of Events!

Please note that the date listed on each post is the date that it was first posted to Riviera Beach social media, not the date of the actual event. Also note that the information in these posts applied at the time of initial posting, and may not reflect the Library's current activities and policies.

 

October 31, 2022

A Spooktacular Spooky Family Night at the Riviera Beach Public Library!!!!!!


The Riviera Beach Public Library hosted a Spooky Family Night of Spooktacular proportions! Our Children's Librarian, Sharmain Arnold, provided an evening of stories galore for all of the children and families in attendance. The stories involved ghosts, goblins, and much more. Let's also not forget about the yummy treats which were also provided. The Riviera Beach Public Library prides itself in using our literary resources in order to bring families together, especially in preparation for holidays such as Halloween! The Riviera Beach Public Library is looking forward to many more festive occasions as we continue to place literacy at the forefront. In the meantime, Happy Halloween from the Riviera Beach Public Library!

For more information about Riviera Beach Public Library resources and services, please contact the Riviera Beach Public Library Team using the information provided below.

Contact Information for the Riviera Beach Public Library:

Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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October 22, 2022

Celebrating 100 Years with our Local Authors at The Riviera Beach Public Library - A Literary Extension to the 100 Year Centennial


The Riviera Beach Public Library was proud to host two of our most prominent local authors, Shandle Chapman and Debrah Hall-McCullon. Shandle Chapman provided very insightful commentaries and perspectives with regards to her collection of poetry in her book titled Muddy Wings. Debrah Hall-McCullon provided deep insight and thought-provoking conversation regarding Riviera Beach History when discussing her three-volume set titled Riviera Beach Moments. Special thanks to the Riviera Beach Public Library Team for all of their time and hard work in bringing this initiative to fruition. This will be a long-term series as we continue to spotlight local authors in the community. The Riviera Beach Public Library is proud to provide this literary extension to the 100-year celebration.

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Address: 2129 N. Congress Ave., Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone: 561-845-4195

Email: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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October 10, 2022

The After School University Series Is Now Officially Underway at the Riviera Beach Public Library


As our Riviera Beach Public Library Director, Adam Brody, emphatically stated at the beginning of the program, "After School University is now officially in session!" After School University is a new series taking place at the Riviera Beach Public Library, which features local universities and career colleges. Each school will be providing a rundown of the academic experience along with the fine points of their respective institution. Special thanks to Brendan Patterson from Palm Beach Atlantic University, which was the very first school to be featured!

In addition, our Adult Services Librarian, Joshua Levine, provided information for those in attendance regarding one of our most academically driven resources, Brainfuse! This is a resource where students can receive virtual academic support with a wide range of subjects, such as writing, math, and much more.

Stay tuned, as there will be future announcements regarding more schools that will be featured as part of this new series. The Riviera Beach Public Library is proud to be playing a role in bringing these educational institutions to the community for our young adults and working adults to interact and engage with the representatives, while also establishing our library as an educational pillar of the community.

For more information about After School University, Brainfuse, or our extensive collection of physical and electronic resources, please contact the Riviera Beach Public Library using the information below.

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Address: 2129 N. Congress Ave., Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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September 19, 2022:

In Support Of Victim Services At The Riviera Beach Public Library – A New Cross Departmental Partnership With The Riviera Beach Public Library And The Riviera Beach Police Department's Victim Services Unit


Recently, the Riviera Beach Public Library started a new cross departmental partnership with the Riviera Beach Police Department's Victim Services Unit. On a monthly basis, representatives will be onsite in order to provide individualized education and information for the community as it relates to a wide range of matters regarding victim services (this does not involve counseling). The Riviera Beach Public Library would like to thank Mr. Aldric Marshall and his entire team for helping to bring this essential service to the library. Please stay tuned for additional information regarding the next visit along with next steps, such as classes geared toward Children and Adults.

For more information regarding the Riviera Beach Public Library’s resources and services, please contact our dedicated library team using the information provided below.

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

For more information regarding victim service support, please contact the Riviera Beach Police Department using the following information below:

Riviera Beach Police Department:

Address: 600 W Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4123 (non-emergency number)

Email: police@rbpublicsafety.org

 

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September 12, 2022:

Making an Impact at the Riviera Beach Public Library – A Visit from Urban Youth Impact!

 

The Riviera Beach Public Library recently had the distinct honor of hosting Urban Youth Impact! During the course of the visit, our Library Director, Adam Brody, and our Adult/Young Adult Librarian, Joshua Levine, provided a library-centric experience. The visit started off with a tour from Mr. Brody, who had the opportunity to showcase our highly extensive Young Adult collection, along with our Reference and Children's Sections. From there, Mr. Levine provided an in-depth demonstration of some of our most essential electronic library resources, such as Brainfuse for virtual academic support, Overdrive for e-reading material, and much more! At the Riviera Beach Public Library we are committed to providing support for members of our Young Adult community, such as our physical and virtual library collections. More support for our Young Adult members will be forthcoming. This is just the beginning!

For more information about our extensive Young Adult Collection, Adult Reference Section, and much more, please contact the Riviera Beach Public Library Team using the information below:

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Address: 2129 N. Congress Ave., Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: (561) 845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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August 11, 2022:

The Riviera Beach Public Library Is The Place To Find Two Of Our Employee of The Year Recipients– Congratulations Sharmain Arnold And Paula Reyes!


Where can one find two of our Riviera Beach Employee of the Year recipients? Look no further than the Riviera Beach Public Library! Recently, our Children's Librarian-Sharmain Arnold and our Senior Staff Assistant – Paula Reyes were two of the recipients of The City of Riviera Beach's Employee of the Year honors.

When we think about Ms. Reyes, we think about "Immediate Impact!" Ms. Reyes's expertise and devotion, when it comes to the behind the scenes component, has helped the entire library operation run smoothly and with much precision. In addition, Ms. Reyes was previously involved with the role of Riviera Beach Employee Contact Tracer, which helped to save lives in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it be in the library or the city as a whole, Ms. Reyes has developed a strong track record as a significant difference maker.

When we think about our Children's Librarian – Sharmain Arnold, we think about the "Heart and Soul of the Riviera Beach Public Library." With close to thirty years of service, Ms. Arnold's presence at the Riviera Beach Public Library is an institution unto itself. Ms. Arnold is entrusted with helping to inspire, motivate, and educate the youngest members of our community with literacy as the prime medium. In addition, Ms. Arnold has stood and will continue to stand on the front-line in helping to secure various partnerships with entities that will help take the Riviera Beach Public Library to even greater heights in conjunction with "Reimagine Riviera Beach."

Our community is fortunate to have a highly dedicated and passionate Riviera Beach Public Library Team. Two of those members stand before us as Employees of The Year! Moving forward, the entire Riviera Beach Public Library Team will continue to set the standard of excellence.

For more information about our vast selection of library resources and services, please contact our Riviera Beach Public Library Team at the following information below:

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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August 2, 2022:

The Quest Leads To Riviera Beach's Reference Leadership Team – A Visit From Camp Quest At The Riviera Beach Public Library


Recently, Camp Quest visited the Riviera Beach Public Library. Our Reference Leadership Team worked with the visitors in two groups. The younger children were exposed to stories galore and crafts with our Children's Librarian – Sharmain Arnold. The Young Adult visitors were treated to an extensive information session with our Adult/Young Adult Services Librarian – Joshua Levine. While with Mr. Levine, the pre-teen and teenage visitors from Camp Quest had an opportunity to view our extensive Young Adult Collection and receive a highly engaging demonstration of our vast selection of electronic library resources, which will be highly beneficial since the new school year is on the horizon. Our Reference Leadership Team of Ms. Arnold and Mr. Levine left each Camp Quest visitor eager for future visits at the Riviera Beach Public Library.

Whether it be resources for children, young adults, or older adults, the Riviera Beach Public Library has something for everyone. We have a highly dedicated and passionate library team who are here to serve. Please reach out to the Riviera Beach Public Library, using the following information below.

Contact Information For The Riviera Beach Public Library:

Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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June 17, 2022:

June 2022 Displays


As we move into the long weekend, we have Juneteenth, Father's Day, and Pride Month! The Riviera Beach Public Library is the go-to headquarters for all material in support of these festive happenings. Within our Adult and Children's sections, we have displays in commemoration of Juneteenth. In our Adult Section, our library staff hand selected material for a comprehensive Father's Day Display. In addition, the library has material in support of Pride Month throughout the entire month of June. Finally, the long weekend would not be complete without a selection of brand new books for check-out. Programs, books, and computers! This is all implemented with one goal in mind and that is to provide resources and services for our entire community.

Please note that the Riviera Beach Public Library will be closed on Monday, June 20th in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday. For additional information about all library resources and services, please contact the Riviera Beach Public Library Team using the following information below:

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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June 17, 2022:

Building Bridges At The Riviera Beach Public Library – Teaming Up With "Bridges Summer Camp" In Support of Family Night


This week the Riviera Beach Public Library was proud to host Family Night for the "Bridges Summer Camp" program. The theme for this program involved digital resources. Our Children's Librarian, Sharmain Arnold, took center stage in providing insight and perspectives regarding the various resources and services which are provided right here at the Riviera Beach Public Library. In addition to providing all of this vital information to parents, all children in attendance had the opportunity to take advantage of our play area in the Children's Section, which involved activities, stories, computers, games, and more.

The Riviera Beach Public Library is looking forward to building even more bridges with not only "Bridges Summer Camp," but with many more local community entities. Our Riviera Beach Public Library Team is here to serve our community with books, digital resources, programs, and much more.

Please feel free to reach out to our dedicated team members at the Riviera Beach Public Library using the following information below:

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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May 11, 2022:

New Books And New Displays At The Riviera Beach Public Library As We Progress Through The Month of May Together!!!


New books are officially on the scene at the Riviera Beach Public Library! The Riviera Beach Public Library is the go-to location for readily available bestselling material. For the month of May we are featuring the latest material from James Patterson, J.D. Robb, Harlan Coben, and much more in our Adult Reference Section. Within our Children's section, we are featuring new material such as Marie Curie, The Farm, Animal Sidekicks, and more. In addition to our new books, we also have brand new displays which include one for Memorial Day along with an inclusive display featuring material in honor of Asian Pacific American and Haitian Heritage Month. Resources which support our veterans, diversity/inclusion, and the latest new material are all critical focal points within the Riviera Beach Public Library collection! This material is procured with one goal in mind and that is to support the literary needs for our entire community.

For more information about our new books, new displays, or the rest of our extensive library collection, please contact the Riviera Beach Public Library Team at the information provided below:

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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May 3, 2022:

Learning About Pedestrian And Road Safety At The Riviera Beach Public Library - Community Partnership With The Dori Slosberg Foundation


The youngest members of our community had the opportunity to take part in a very informative and engaging program at the Riviera Beach Public Library. Per our partnership with the Dori Slosberg Foundation, each participant in attendance took part in a program that emphasized the importance of using a seat belt while on the road. Shay Beech, who is the Manager of Community Outreach and Business Development for the Dori Slosberg Foundation, utilized various innovative teaching strategies while emphasizing this highly important component regarding best practices on the road. In addition, our Children's Librarian, Sharmain Arnold, showcased various library resources from the Mighty Machines series and an additional resource which provides very helpful information in learning about hybrid cars.

 

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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May 3, 2022:

Local Author Synergy For Children And Adults At The Riviera Beach Public Library!!!!!

 

Local author, Christina Reid visited The Riviera Beach Public Library. During this visit, she engaged in a story time, featuring books from her "Joy! Joy! Joy!" series. Special thanks to our Children's Librarian, Sharmain Arnold, for helping to coordinate this special story time moment for the youngest members of our community. Our commitment in featuring local authors does not just stop with the Children's Department. Within our Adult Section, The Riviera Beach Public Library has all three volumes of the "Riviera Beach Moments" series from Deborah Hall-McCullon along with "Muddy Wings," which is a collection of poetry by Shandle Chapman. As we reimagine library services, a key component is featuring the works of local authors. Conversations are in place right now as we look to forge even stronger relationships with local authors within the community in an effort to bring even more synergy in support of children and adult services.

For more information about the works from our featured local authors or our collection spanning over 63,000 titles, please contact our dedicated Riviera Beach Public Library Team at the information provided below.

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:


Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

 

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

 

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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April 20, 2022:

The Return To Full Seating Capacity At The Riviera Beach Public Library!!!!!

 

The Riviera Beach Public Library returned to full seating capacity! Masks and temperature checks are now optional. We are happy to bring back full seating, whether it be in the Adult Reference Section, the Computer Terminals, the Children's Section, or in our meeting space. Come one and come all! At The Riviera Beach Public Library we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive reference support for the entire community.

For more Information, please reach out to our dedicated Riviera Beach Library Team at the information provided below:

Contact Information For The Riviera Beach Public Library:

Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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April 11, 2022:

New Developments At The Riviera Beach Public Library In April, From April!!!!!


For the month of April, our Library Assistant, April Jiles, has initiated some brand new developments for our library users. This includes the role out of our brand new Smartboard, which exclusively features archived material from Florida Photo News and the National Black Monitor per the Content DM Platform. April has been working on this project for over a year, and we are excited to have this on full display for the community. This can be found within our African American Room.
April also created a how-to guide, which will assist our library users at the Self-Checkout Machines. At the Riviera Beach Public Library, not only do we stress the importance of our resources, but also the convenience factor. This is where the Self-Checkout Machines come into play, helping those who are looking to have a more self-directed library circulation experience.

 

Finally, the month of April would not be complete without April's beautiful displays in honor of National Poetry Month and multi-color books as we head into the Easter Holiday.

For more information about our April initiatives or our vast collection of library resources and services, please contact April or any member of our dedicated Riviera Beach Public Library Team using the following information:

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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March 30, 2022:

The Riviera Beach Public Library Congratulates Joshua Levine On His Promotion To Reference Librarian For The Adult Section


The Riviera Beach Public Library would like to congratulate Joshua Levine on his promotion to Reference Librarian, serving our adult and young adult members of the Riviera Beach community. Josh's reference expertise includes the academic library level and the public library level here at the Riviera Beach Public Library through his previous role as Library Assistant. Josh will be helping to lead the way with reference, programming, and collection development initiatives as we reimagine library services together.

To connect with Josh or any member of our highly dedicated Riviera Beach Public Library Team, please contact our library per the following information below:

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Address: 2129 North Congress Avenue, Riviera Beach, FL. 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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March 17, 2022:

Happy St. Patrick's Day From The Riviera Beach Public Library!!!!!!

 

The Riviera Beach Public Library is going green for St. Patrick's Day! For St. Patrick's Day, we are placing a special emphasis on some of our books that happen to be green along with our festive décor. Although we do have some green books, the Riviera Beach Public Library's non-green material are quite extensive. With a physical collection spanning over 63,000, we have books ranging from fiction and nonfiction. As part of our collection, we also have lots of DVDs and CDs for our library users to check out and utilize. Read a book, check out a DVD or CD, and use our computers. This is the robust experience that our library users have come to expect when visiting the Riviera Beach Public Library.

For more information about the Riviera Beach Public Library, please contact our highly dedicated team at the information provided below:

Address: 2129 N Congress Ave, Riviera Beach, FL. 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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February 24, 2022:

Gaining Ideas As We Reimagine The New Riviera Beach Public Library Building Together!

 

Our new Riviera Beach Public Library Director, Adam Brody, had an opportunity to connect with two library leaders within our Palm Beach County Library Coop in an effort to gain ideas and perspectives for our new upcoming library location. These discussions involved a visit from Palm Beach County Library Director- Douglas Crane and a visit to The Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach alongside our Children's Librarian-Sharmain Arnold (The Mandel Public Library used to be called the West Palm Beach Public Library, which is where Ms. Arnold started her library career). While at the Mandel Public Library, Mr. Brody and Ms. Arnold met with Library Director – Lisa Hathaway, who provided a very extensive tour. Special thanks to Mr. Crane and Mrs. Hathaway for their insight and perspectives. The combination of the visits and discussions, will be quite valuable as we reimagine what our new library location will look like in the coming years. This is just the beginning!

In the meantime, please stop by our current library location for reference assistance from our dedicated Riviera Beach Public Library Team at the information provided below.

The Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Current Address: 2129 North Congress Avenue, Riviera Beach, Florida 33404

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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January 28, 2022:

The Ultimate Tag Team For Literacy Week! The Riviera Beach Public Library And John F. Kennedy Middle School!

 

In conjunction with Literacy Week, The Riviera Beach Public Library partnered with John F. Kennedy Middle School in an effort to promote literacy along with library resources for students and parents. Special thanks to JFK Middle School's Principal- Rick Clark, Library Media Specialist – Victoria Drescher, and the entire JFK Middle School Team who played a vital role with this initiative. In addition, our Riviera Beach Public Library Children's Librarian- Sharmain Arnold, provided an extensive tour for JFK Middle School students and family members in attendance regarding the resources and facilities, which set the stage for optimal literacy. Also, a special shout out to our Library Assistants, Mia Leonard and April Jiles, who were kept quite busy as they helped to facilitate the influx of new library cards which were generated. This will help pave the way for long-term library use.

 

The Riviera Beach Public Library is the go-to location for literary and information needs. With an extensive collection consisting of fiction and nonfiction resources, our library patrons will be sure to find material which will be of great value as we conclude Literacy Week and beyond. For more information about our extensive library collection, please contact the Riviera Beach Public Library Team at the information provided below.

Riviera Beach Public Library Contact Information:

Phone Number: 561-845-4195

Email Address: Library@rivierabeach.org

 

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