By Ruby Lynn Holden, North Palm Beach Village Historian Nancy Moore was the library’s first Director. She was one of two volunteers who started the library, eventually became an employee, then Director, serving over thirty years, from December 1, 1967 to February 21, 2005, when she retired. Kathleen Olds took Nancy’s place, serving from May… Continue reading North Palm Beach Library Directors, Past and Present
By Ruby Lynn Holden, North Palm Beach Village Historian On April 17, 2013, Rosa Sophia wrote an article for Looking Back highlighting the hard work of a group of young women, members of the then Library Society, in creating the North Palm Beach Library in 1964. The energetic and dedicated women who are members of… Continue reading Friends of the North Palm Beach Library: We thank you!
That’s how much it cost in April of 1965, according to that month’s North Palm Beach Library newsletter: “The public is invited to visit the Library any day this week during Library hours. A special invitation is issued to those who do not have a Library card. Why not celebrate National Library Week by coming… Continue reading Non-residents, get your library card for $1.00 per year!
Above: A truckload of bookcases for the “new” library location at the Winter Club, 1964 National Library Week is April 14th through the 20th. Today, I decided to celebrate by taking a look back at the beginnings of the North Palm Beach Library. Recently, I received a generous donation of three Library Society scrapbooks from the Friends… Continue reading Celebrate National Library Week
The Village of North Palm Beach was founded in October of 1956. The North Palm Beach Library began in the old Oakes Mansion (the Winter Club). In 1962, the American Association of University Women’s library committee moved to establish a library for North Palm Beach. Books were collected and reference material was purchased. July 1963… Continue reading A Brief History of the Library