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Adam Brody - Library Director

       Library Director
          Adam Brody


Mr. Brody's library career spans across the northeast and southeast regions, starting at a large public library entity in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, all the way to the academic library realm spanning Central and South Florida. Within the public library sector, Mr. Brody evolved through various library support capacities, where he received award winning recognition for his library advocacy efforts. Upon transitioning into academia, Mr. Brody gained extensive experience in library management, overseeing operations at the career college and university levels. Within Mr. Brody's last leadership role, he oversaw operations for six campus library locations, spanning Central Florida, South Florida, and a virtual campus. Mr. Brody has now returned to his public library roots as the Riviera Beach Public Library Director in order to help our team and entire community take the library to new heights. His goal is to establish the Riviera Beach Public Library as the prime community, cultural, and educational based entity for the entire city.

Mr. Brody can be reached at 561-845-4195 or at






Sharmain Arnold - Children's Librarian

    Children's Librarian
      Sharmain Arnold

Ms. Arnold represents the heart and soul of the Riviera Beach Public Library! Her presence represents an institution in itself for the community. With a career spanning close to thirty years, Ms. Arnold's connections and relationships with families and community entities run very deep. Every week, one will notice that our Children's Department is a prime destination for the youngest members of our community, with its extensive library collection, games, computers, and activities. In addition to Ms. Arnold's work with children, she has also been a key player in providing critical input as it relates to what our new library will need in conjunction with "Reimagine Riviera Beach." Also, prior to the demolition of our previous library, Ms. Arnold was the one who provided reflections and perspectives for all to view regarding the previous location on Channel 5 News. Ms. Arnold's expertise and experience will be the catalyst which will continue to inspire the Riviera Beach Public Library to greatness. Her recognition as one of the City of Riviera Beach's Employee of the Year award recipients certainly validates this prediction.

Ms. Arnold can be reached at 561-845-4195 or at





April Jiles - Library Assistant

                           Adult Librarian
           April Jiles


Ms. Jiles is the embodiment of the "Reimagine" mentality at the Riviera Beach Public Library! After a year's worth of hard work and dedication, Ms. Jiles successfully digitized the Florida Photo News and National Black Monitor newspapers for our entire community to view through our new Smartboard, which is located in our African-American Room. These efforts not only impact our community, they have also captured the attention of academia. In addition, Ms. Jiles worked closely with Councilwoman Dr. Julia Botel on an Oral History Project, which was featured on Channel 5 News. Ms. Jiles also serves on Riviera Beach's Centennial Committee and the Historical Subcommittee. Not only is Ms. Jiles contributing to our "Reimagine" vision on a broader scale, let's also not forget about the difference that she has made in support of an optimal customer service experience! Upon receipt of the Self-Checkout Machines, Ms. Jiles created new user guides, in order to enhance the experience. Ms. Jiles's extensive understanding of the user experience will continue to lead the library and community to greatness.

Ms. Jiles can be reached at 561-845-4195 or at







  Library Assistant
                                                                               Tiffany Palmer

Ms. Palmer is no stranger to the Riviera Beach Public Library.  Prior to her role as Library Assistant, Ms. Palmer was a volunteer for the Riviera Beach Public Library.  As a volunteer, Ms. Palmer was actively involved with organizing our vast selection of books, periodicals, and audiovisual material.  After coming off a successful endeavor in retail, Ms. Palmer is ready to intertwine her reference and customer service expertise for our entire community.

Ms. Palmer can be reached at 561-845-4195 or





Contact Information:

Adam Brody

Library Director


Sharmain Arnold

Children's Librarian


April Jiles

 Adult/Young Adult Services Librarian


Paula Reyes

Senior Staff Assistant





Riviera Beach Public Library

2129 North Congress Avenue

Riviera Beach, Florida 33404

Phone: (561) 845-4195
Email: for card renewal or account questions.

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Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Saturday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday: Closed




From I-95, take the Blue Heron Blvd. exit, head east, turn south onto N. Congress Ave., and you will find our Library on the right, across the street from the Post Office. On the Bus, take Route 20 to Stop #3002 (Congress Ave. @ Blue Heron Blvd.), or Route 30 to Stop #2822 (Blue Heron Blvd. @ Congress Ave.).



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