Monday, February 25, 2008


Enter into a huge reading room with volume ceilings and high windows giving off light, and find a serene atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a book or a magazine. The facility is about 40,000 sq feet, a Mizner-inspired design, featuring decorative arches and faux coral stone columns, a Spanish tile roof, the man-made Blue Lake, coffered ceilings and dark cherry wood trim. Approved by voters, Countess de Hoernle's philanthropic gift greatly reduced our costs. Go visit and be proud to take guests from out-of-town to lunch at the Library Cafe. Check out the thousands of free books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals and more. Wireless computer outlets are available. The upstairs balcony area, as well as the main reading room, is perfect for studying and reading. Ground was broken on April 2, 2004 to start building the Library, and now that construction is complete, the library opened January 26, 2008. There are two Computer Labs each seating a dozen people. There is a Children’s Lab with learning games and application software. A spcial Teen Room for Tweens and Teens is provided. Rooms and beautiful outdoor areas, some with pretty Blue Lake views, are available for meetings and events. Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library offer a chance to win a $25 gift certificate and other prizes every day you come to one of the libraries from February 1-29. The Library Café fixes fresh salads and foods and has wonderful cookies, cakes and pastries. They can do catering for any kinds of parties. Email or call 561-305-8646. You can eat in the café, or go outside to the tables overlooking the pretty lake. Programs are featured and you can join The Friends of the Boca Raton Library for $25 or less. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm. Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm. Sunday, 12 noon to 8 pm. For more information go to

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