Please note: All branches of the Monroe County Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth

Key West Library

The Monroe County Public Library Headquarters and one of the oldest libraries in the state of Florida

700 Fleming Street
Key West, Florida 33040

(305) 292-3595

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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    Key West Library News

  • Key West Library Book Club

    The Key West Library Book Club meets at noon and 5 p.m. on the second Wednesday each month at the library. Here are our upcoming reads.

  • Movie Matinees at the Key West Library

    Every Tuesday at 3 p.m. we show a movie at the Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. Stop in and take a break! (PLEASE NOTE: June 11 & 18 films start at 2 p.m. because of run time.)

Key West Library Events

Jun
14
Fri
Storytime! @ Key West Library
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Storytime is a fun early literacy program for children. Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Storytime offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, to discover great books, music, and to socialize with other parents after Storytime.  Expecting parents and siblings are welcome to attend.

 

Game On! @ Key West Library
Jun 14 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Game On! @ Key West Library

Game On! Thursday and Friday after school for all ages Passive Program- Events on Your Time!

Relax and unwind by playing popular games with friends and family. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On! Board games, video games even MTG!

Games in a library?! Of Course! Now you and your children can enjoy new and popular games with friends and family. Make friends while going on quest in Dungeons and Dragons or crush your opponents in a game of Magic the Gathering. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On!

*Note the video game zone is only available when a librarian is present.

Why do we have toys, board games, and video games in the library?

“Play is the highest form of research”-Albert Einstein

Many games in the library are multiplayer games that encourage teamwork and social skills. Playing games is a great way for kids to meet new people and make some friends. Video games and board games can be pricey at times and not affordable for every hose hold, so it is important to us here at the library that every child is given the opportunity to experience the joy of playing games and being a kid.

With all that fun our kids are having while playing board/video games, they don’t realize they are developing some very important skills. Gaming (especially Nintendo games) challenges kids on their reading, mathematics, and critical thinking skills. Gaming is also a great way for kids to relieve stress and make some friends.

For further reading on video games in the library check out this NPR article: At Libraries Across America, It’s Game On

 

Jun
15
Sat
Magic The Gathering @ Key West Library
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Magic The Gathering @ Key West Library

Magic the Gathering

Saturdays 9am- Noon

MTG is a tabletop card game. Join us every Saturday morning as we host a MTG for adults. Newcomers and veterans are welcome! We have premade decks that new players can use to learn how to play. Magic-themed giveaways and tournaments throughout the year!