Library

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500 Northeast 26th Street
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Phone: (954) 390-2195
Fax: (954) 390-2183

Library Hours


Monday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 Noon - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Library is closed on Sundays and holidays. The Library is also closed on the Saturday before Memorial Day, on the Saturday before Labor Day, and as directed by the City of Wilton Manors.

You may check the City's Event Calendar for information about specific Library events and programs.

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About the Library
The Richard C. Sullivan Public Library of Wilton Manors is a full-service library offering a collection of over 40,000 items including books, magazines, and local and national newspapers. The Library also provides large print books, books in Spanish, music CDs, DVDs, eBooks, and audio books. Digital magazines are also available, as is online access to newspapers. Staff are always ready to assist you in locating what you need. Internet access is also available free of charge to residents.

The children’s room offers reference materials, computers, and staff ready to assist students with their homework and research assignments. Ongoing activities include story times, craft sessions, and other programs for kids. Summers also are filled with activities and events. Many programs and services are subsidized by the Friends of the Library.

For your convenience, a copy machine and a fax machine are available for a small fee. A free book delivery service is available to residents who are unable to come to the Library. Voter registration forms are also available. Broward County residents may obtain a library card free of charge with proof of residency.

To use the Library's catalog, follow the "Search the Catalog" link on the left side of this page or click here. If we don't have what you're looking for, you may want to search the Broward County Library's catalog or the catalog of the Oakland Park Library.

Still can't find what you need? Ask us about interlibrary loan. 


Library Electronic Resources and Services


Florida Electronic Library
The Right Service at the Right Time
Ancestry Library Edition
Digital Magazines
Mango Languages
America's News
Sun-Sentinel
Find A Topic

Important Information for Parents 

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It is tempting to believe the Library is a haven that your child can visit without worrying about his or her safety. The fact is that the Library is a public building, open to all. Please use the same precautions for insuring your child’s safety that you would in any other public location. Young children should not be left unattended in the Library.

When children are left alone they may become frightened or anxious. If they wander through the building they may encounter hazards such as doors, furniture, or electrical equipment. They may also become bored and restless and could disturb the enjoyment and work of others.

The safety of children left alone in the Library is a serious concern of the Library staff. However, the responsibility for the safety and behavior of children in the Library rests with the parent or caregiver, and not with the Library personnel. Library employees cannot be responsible for children who are unattended or demonstrating inappropriate behavior. The following guidelines will be followed concerning the care and behavior of young Library users. 

In accordance with the Library's rules, customers -- including children -- who engage in inappropriate behavior may be asked to leave the Library. If a child is not able to leave the Library on his or her own, then the child should not be in the Library without a parent or caregiver. All unaccompanied children at the Library should have the telephone number of someone who can assist them in an emergency.

By following these guidelines, you can help us continue to provide excellent and effective service while maintaining the Library's safe and welcoming atmosphere. 
 

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Find Your Next Favorite Book With Selectreads!

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Discovering books that match your interests is easy with SelectReads.

"Book" your next adventure by using SelectReads -- our online book discovery service. Try it and find great reading ideas for everyone in your family. SelectReads gives you reading lists and recommendations based on what you like.

Ask your librarian about SelectReads.

A Word Regarding Fees and Fines


Library customers borrow over 40,000 items per year from the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library. In striving to assure that the greatest variety of materials are available for Library users, we have found that fines are an effective encouragement for prompt return of materials. We also apply certain fees that encourage appropriate use of our materials so that once returned, the items may be borrowed by others without delay.

We understand that due to a wide variety of circumstances such as illness or other unanticipated demands in our personal lives, materials are sometimes returned late. However, we do not attempt to judge any individual's circumstances as more excusable than another's. The impact of late returns is the same in all cases regardless of the cause. We do not provide exceptions based on cause.

As custodians of both the collection and the public's trust, the Library is committed to fair and consistent application of our policies. Holding all users equally accountable for the use of the Library and any fees or fines incurred is part of meeting that public obligation.

The Library works to encourage our borrowers to avoid accruing fines and fees. We provide notices to help educate and inform borrowers regarding the use of their account.
How can I avoid fines?

We provide many opportunities for you to avoid the accrual of fines on your library account. However, please remember that materials borrowed from the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library may only be returned here. Please note that materials returned to the after-hours drop will be considered returned on the next date on which the Library is open.

The Library provides 3 ways for you to renew your eligible material:


17 Cool Apps, Toys, and Games that Teach Kids How to Code

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Children are learning to code at younger and younger ages – even as young as the age of 4! If you think learning to code would benefit your child, you’ll need to know where to start, and how to find age-appropriate lessons for them. Whether you want them to grow up with an interest in computer science, or simply want to teach them the basic problem-solving skills needed to identify patterns and puzzle problems that make for a good coder, there are resources out there to help you. By helping your child learn these skills, you’re giving them a huge advantage in the digital world they are going to grow up in.

There are many different types of items your child you could use, including toys, games, interactive tutorials, lessons online, and so much more! We’ve broken down the best ways to learn into the following categories:

  • Beginner sites and apps/online lessons
  • Advanced online lessons
  • Games and toys that teach coding
  • Websites for instructors to help teach coding
Once you find the right tool for your child, you’ll know, but ideally, you’re looking for something that suits their personality and learning style.

Click here to learn about cool toys, apps, and games that teach kids how to code!