County Libraries Expand Hours

TheVolusia County Public Library system will ring in the new year with expanded hours to accommodate the increasing demand for library services. Libraries Offering Longer Hours as of January 2, 2020 The six regional libraries will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. These libraries are: Daytona Beach Regional … Continue reading County Libraries Expand Hours

food for fines

Volusia Libraries Waive Fines for Food

Here’s a novel way to pay off your library fines! Volusia County’s public library branches will accept food for fines from November 17 through 30. Patrons with late fees will receive a $1 reduction of overdue fines up to $25 for each undamaged, unexpired boxed or canned nonperishable food item they bring to the library. Donated food will be used to refill local food banks … Continue reading Volusia Libraries Waive Fines for Food

stack of colorful books filling shelves

Page Turner

When you think of a library, you think books. Which is correct…but there is a lot more to it than a pile of books. Don’t get me wrong here. I love books and I prefer them to other reading devices. There is just something about curling up with a good book that a Kindle cannot replace. Your local library has a lot more to offer than you … Continue reading Page Turner

Libraries Schedule Healthy Living Programs

Pick up some health tips and get moving at your local library in October, which is Health Happens in Libraries Month. The Volusia County Public Library system has planned nearly 100 programs to help adults and children improve their health. Daytona Beach Regional Library 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach 386-257-6036 ADULT PROGRAMS Celebrate Health Happens Month with these documentaries: “Worried Sick”: 2 p.m. Oct. … Continue reading Libraries Schedule Healthy Living Programs

woman reading book to child in bed

NSB Library Introduces Twinkle Tales

The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, is introducing a new storytime program called Twinkle Tales for children ages 2-7.  A librarian will share bedtime stories and fairy tales while accompanied by gentle music at 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Children are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal and blanket. Reservations are not required. For … Continue reading NSB Library Introduces Twinkle Tales

public library how to festival logo

How To Festival

The second annual How-to Festival is May 4 at Volusia County Libraries Local experts, hobbyists and professionals will share their passions and offer instructions at the Volusia County Public Library How-to Festival at the six regional branches from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, May 4. Attendees can learn everything from how to create a bouquet of paper flowers, how to attract butterflies and bees into … Continue reading How To Festival

pile of US one dollar bills

Get Money Smart At The Edgewater Library

Get Tips from Experts on Money and Budgets Expand your financial knowledge with a trio of programs at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 Indian River Blvd. Credit Score 101: 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. David Jiminez of the Launch Federal Credit Union will discuss the basics of credit scores and explain how you can build or improve your score and where you can find your … Continue reading Get Money Smart At The Edgewater Library

canned food requesting food drive donations in front of box full of cans

Food Drive Nets 64,000-Plus Pounds

Public employees collected more than 64,000 pounds of food during the eighth annual countywide “Feed the Need” public employee food drive. That brings the total of the eight-year program to more than 782,000 pounds. The food drive is coordinated by the county and was the brainchild of former County Manager Jim Dinneen. It continued under the leadership of Interim County Manager George Recktenwald and took … Continue reading Food Drive Nets 64,000-Plus Pounds