Palm Beach County Library-Hagen Ranch Road- It's A Lot More Than Books!
The Hagen Ranch Road Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System is nothing like any library I remember. Granted I had not set foot in a library since I was in graduate school, but that memory was of books, books, and oh, yes, more books.
This branch is one of the newest in the Palm Beach County system, which includes 1 main library, 15 branches, a book mobile and Library Annex. In 2010, the system has trained over 10,000 adults in Internet Usage and computer classes; circulated over 8.5 million pieces and my favorite fact, had 146 Adult Literacy Students log over 10,000 hours learning to read!
But that's not all this library offers: Besides books (print, recordable and downloadable) , there are music CD's, DVD's, papers and magazines. There are electronic databases for research, Senior Services, Teen and Kids programs, and so much more.
The day I was there a group of folk song musicians was meeting in one of the rooms. Children were in the Children's area getting books and some were on the computers.
Who wouldn't want to spend some time reading or doing research here. There's lots of light so you don't feel like you're "stuck inside!"
You can save time by checking out at one of the many "Quick Check Out" machines and there's even one kiosk that will pop up your DVD when you scan the cover. Need to extend your book or movie... easily done online. And if you're trying to find a particular book, no need to waste gas... just check in online and reserve it.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch-Palm Beach County Library
14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach, FL 33436