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. 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.
Storytime in the Children’s Section
Introduce your child to the library by joining for an enriching experience in a warm environment. Miss Sherrie and Miss Hollie run an amazing Storytime for our little ones perfect for ages birth through 4 years old. They begin by setting out tables of games and puzzles (Melissa & Doug!) to stimulate the kiddos and encourage them to explore. Storytime begins at 10:30am. Snacks and water are okay to bring, unlike most library storytimes! Storytime begins after mamas and their LOs filter in. A beautiful area rug and cute chairs form the story circle and Miss Sherrie was made for the job! Animated and warm, she begins with songs like the faves, “If you’re happy and you know it”, and “Wheels on the Bus”, then moves on to the story of the week.
Important Information for Parents Child playing with blocks
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.
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.