Library Love

Libraries are the heart of every community.

Share the Library Love! Below, you will find links to posts on Looking Back that center around libraries and library history. We also have a Book List that we’ll continually update, with recommended titles on Florida history.

Check back each week for our Weekly Reads posts, and learn more about the Florida history titles available to you.

You can check out lots of great books on Florida history at your local library! If they don’t have it, ask for an Interlibrary Loan (ILL).


The year 1914 and the first library – In 1913, only 400 people lived in the area that would become Martin County in 1925. The year 1914 saw the opening of the first library in the area.


A Brief History of the Library – 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).

Celebrate National Library Week – National Library Week is April 14th through the 20th.

Non-Residents, Get Your Library Card for $1.00 Per Year – That’s how much it cost in April of 1965, according to that month’s North Palm Beach Library newsletter…

North Palm Beach Library Directors, Past and Present – A brief look at the library’s history in relation to library Directors.