Library


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Mission:

The Palm Springs Public Library helps to enrich lives and communities through universal access to knowledge, lifelong learning, and literacy.


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NEW PROGRAM!

READING BUDDIES

Students in grade K-5 who need assistance with reading, are paired with a Teen Buddy who reads along with them. They also participate in other fun literacy activities during the 60 minute program is on Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Please fill out and return your application.

All K-5 students may apply by filling out this application.

WANTED TEEN VOLUNTEER READING BUDDIES!

  • Teen Buddies receive community service volunteer hours. (Three per session)
  • Must have a 3.0 (B) Grade Point Average 
  • Letter of reference
  • Attend a mandatory training session on a Thursday night
  • Download application here.


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Palm Spring Public Library WINS
Read for the Record 2023 for
Mid-Size Municipality!

The Village of Palm Springs wins its 4th time in a row for Mid-Size Municipality Read for the Record! Staff continues to work hard and go the extra mile to increase awareness about the importance of early literacy. A BIG Thank you to Council and Staff Members who participated in this year's event. We could not have done it without everyone's support and promoting literacy. Thank you to Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County League of Cities for recognizing our efforts in promoting and 

reading to our local children.  


Click on the link below to watch our Read for the Record 2023 video: 

https://youtu.be/i68UvPnKUmI?si=SQgV9p2bphrtec5U

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City Government Week 2023


In celebration of Florida City Government Week, the Village of Palm Springs invited St. Luke Catholic School, to tour the Village and its departments. Meeting the Village Mayor, Councilmembers, Village Manager and Department Directors. The students had a great time with the department leaders while learning each department responsibilities and how they play a big part for the Village of Palm Springs community to continue functioning smoothly for the welfare of the citizens. This is the second time Palm Springs invites middle school students for a tour, celebrating Florida City Government Week of Florida League of Cities. A BIG thank you to all who were involved, Village Council, Palm Springs Police Dept. and staff for educating our local students and future leaders.

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The Village of Palm Springs Awards

 Joseph L. Fallon Scholarship 2023


The Village of Palm Springs Awards the Joseph L. Fallon Scholarships to six recent high school graduates on Thursday, May 11th, 2023, during the regular Council Meeting. All Students received a "Congratulations" yard sign to be placed in front of their homes recognizing their dedication and hard work. Each student was awarded a $1,000.00 dollar scholarship and had their picture taken with Village of Palm Springs Mayor, Bev Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Fallon, and Palm Springs Public Library Director, Jossie Maliska. This year's recipients are Chimdindu F. Ejidike from, Forest Hill Community High School, Colin D. Coppin from Atlantic High School, Valeria Estrada from G-Star High School of the Arts, Aarnav Gautam from Suncoast High School, Meybelyn C. Bauza from John I. Leonard High School, and Brando Santana from John I. Leonard High School. Again, we congratulate these students and their achievements.

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Bookmark Contest Winners 2023

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Village of Palm Springs Public Library hosted its Annual Bookmark Contest on May 25th2023, with 12 winners from local schools. This years' theme was "There is more to the story of the Library of Palm Springs" students created beautiful artwork. Council member Gary Ready was part of this ceremony and was delighted to join us and take pictures with the awarded recipients. This tradition has been going on at Palm Springs Public Library for over 38 years now. A big thank you to our local schools and families for participating.  

Congratulations to: 

Kindergarten First Place: Y. Paul

First Grade First Place: M. Gautam

Second Grade First Place:  M. Arias

Third Grade First Place: A. Velasquez

Fourth Grade First Place: D. Valiente

Fifth Grade First Place: S. Estrada

Sixth Grade First Place: G. Santerre

Seventh Grade First Place: J. Fradestin 

Eight Grade First Place: C. Alfaro 

Cat 1. Grand Prize K-2 Winner: R. Garcia

Cat. 2 Grand Prize 3-5 Winner: D. Martinez 

Cat. 3 Grand Prize 6-8 Winner: A. Otapia

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Palm Spring Public Library WINS
Read for the Record 2022 for
Mid-Size Municipality!

Congratulations to the Village of Palm Springs for winning its third year in a row for Mid-Size Municipality Read for the Record! A Big Thank you to Council and Staff Members who participated in this year's event. We could not have done it without everyone's support and promoting literacy. Thank you to Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County League of Cities for recognizing our efforts in promoting and reading to our local children. Kristen Calder, CEO of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County presented the award to Councilmembers Patti Waller, Gary Ready, Assistant Village Manager Kim Glas-Castro and Library Director Jossie Maliska. Readfortherecord

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THE PALACE PROJECT IS HERE!

Tired of going to different apps for your CloudLibrary and Overdrive 
E-books and E-Audiobooks? Here they are all in one app! 

INTRODUCING THE PALACE PROJECT

The library is introducing The Palace Project app (“Palace”) that makes accessing the library’s ebook and audiobook collections easier than ever. Palace brings together all of the library’s ebook and audiobook collections into one simple app, where users can search and browse, check out items, and read, in just a few taps. The Palace app is available now to all Palm springs Library patrons from the Apple Store and for Android from the Google Playstore.

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CloudLibrary, Libby (Overdrive) and Hoopla ebooks and digital audiobooks all in one app!

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ATTENTION OVERDRIVE APP USERS!

The Overdrive App will be discontinued soon. Please download the LIBBY app or PALACE app from your app store to continue using material from Overdrive.

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The Village of Palm Springs Awards

 Joseph L. Fallon Scholarship 2022


The Village of Palm Springs Award the Joseph L. Fallon Scholarships to five recent high school graduates on Thursday, May 12th during the regular Council Meeting. All Students received a "Congratulations" yard sign to be place in front of their homes recognizing their dedication and hard work. Each student was awarded with a $1,000.00 dollar scholarship and had their picture taken with the Mayor Bev Smith, Council Members, and Mr. & Mrs. Fallon. This year's recipients are Stephanie Bruzon from G-Star High School of the Arts, Connor A. Rieth from Suncoast High School, Clara Alfonso from G-Star High School of the Arts, Gabrielle T. Kelly from John I. Leonard High School, and Leonardo Estrada from G-Star High School of the Arts. Again, we congratulate these students and their achievements.
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                                                                                Bookmark Contest Winners 2022

20220426_182038Village of Palm Springs hosted its Annual Bookmark Contest on April 26th, 2022, with 26 contest recipients from our local schools. This years' theme was "Ocean's of Possibilities" students created such beautiful artwork. Mayor Bev Smith was part of this ceremony presenting the students with their awards. This tradition has been going on at Palm Springs Public Library for over 30 years our local schools and families really love this contest.  Congratulations to all winners!


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FREE ACCESS TO NEWSPAPERS

WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD


NewsBank - America's Newspapers includes current and archival editions from hundreds of newspapers nationwideThe Palm Beach Post includes the current daily edition FREE for you online. Search a single issue or the text version from 1989 to current. Select the links above, enter your library card number and you have immediate access to local, state and national news.

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Palm Spring Public Library WINS
Read for the Record 2021 for
Mid-Size Municipality!

The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County awarded the Village the “Read for the Record Palm Beach County 2021 - Mid-Size Municipality” award! This year staff worked extra hard to increase awareness about the importance of early literacy and it payed off.  Staff read in person and the engaging video was a hit! Palm Springs Staff was very excited and proud that our video brought so much joy and thrill to so many people. Kristen Calder, CEO of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County presented the award to Mayor Bev Smith, Village Manager Kim Glas-Castro, Councilmember Pattie Waller, Vice Mayor Gary Ready and Library Director Jossie Maliska.  

Click on the link below to watch our Read for the Record 2021 video.

https://youtu.be/zY6xWXTnth0

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HOOPLA.COM (NEW!!)

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Hoopla Digital is a digital streaming service for library users to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows using portable devices like smartphones and tablets. Click the GET STARTED TODAY button to register for your free account. Once registered with Hoopla, each card holder will be able to check out six (6) items per month.

What do I need?

  • Tablet, smartphone, computer, or TV with streaming capabilities
  • Email address and password
  • Library card number (only needed one time in the registration process)
  • Hoopla Digital app or updated browser software (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, etc.)



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HOOPLA.COM (¡NUEVO!)

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Hoopla Digital es un servicio de transmisión digital para los usuarios de nuestra biblioteca para que puedan acceder a libros electrónicos, audiolibros electrónicos, música, películas y programas de televisión usando dispositivos portátiles como teléfonos inteligentes y tabletas. Haga clic en el botón GET STARTED TODAY para conseguir una cuenta gratuita. Una vez registrado en Hoopla, cada titular de la tarjeta podrá retirar seis (6) artículos por mes.

¿Qué se necesita?

  • Tableta, teléfono inteligente, computadora o TV con capacidad de transmisión
  • Dirección de correo electrónico y contraseña
  • Número de tarjeta de la biblioteca (sólo se necesita una vez en el proceso de registro)
  • La aplicación Hoopla Digital o software de navegador actualizado (por ejemplo, Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, etc.)


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E-BOOKS, E-AUDIOBOOKS, DIGITAL MAGAZINES, E-RESOURCES

We have many wonderful virtual options to use the library! Have you checked out our NEW online book platform, CloudLibrary? Download the app on your device.                       

cloudLibrary_App_Icon Opens in new windowWe also provide Overdrive ebooks, Mango language learning  and research through Florida Electronic Library.

RBDigital - DIGITAL MAGAZINES & E-AUDIOBOOKS
Online magazines and audiobooks through RB Digital! Click on the register link and input your information. Select Palm Springs Public Library and input your library card number.

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