A September to Remember


RACE: The Power of an Illusion

Thursday, September 25th at 4:30 PM

RACE: The Power of an Illusion

RACE: The Power of an Illusion


The New Smyrna Beach library is pleased to be hosting a critically acclaimed three-part series produced by California Newsreel, RACE: The Power of an Illusion. As Americans across the nation continue to focus on issues related to race in current events broadcast on our television screens, it is important to examine the basis and validity of our assumptions on race and the consequences of these in our communities.


New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival: VIVACITY

A Date with Jazz on Saturday, September 27th!

A Date with Jazz on Saturday, September 27th!


Saturday, September 27th at 1:15PM
Join us on Saturday afternoon for an hour of Dixieland Jazz.


Do You Know This Volunteer?

Diana Bardyn | August 20, 2014

We all know someone who volunteers at the library. A neighbor, a friend, a granddaughter. In fact, here in New Smyrna Beach, there are dozens of men and women, young and not so young, who regularly show up, give their time, and keep our library running smoothly! Today I want to put a name and a face on this often anonymous service, and introduce you to a volunteer who is an author and a well known member of our community.
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What Does Summertime Mean to Book Lovers?

Diana Bardyn | August 10, 2014

I remember very well how as a child I looked forward to lazy summer days under our weeping willow tree. I would spread an old sheet on the ground, bring a pitcher of cold lemonade or kool-aid and “a ton” of books from the library, and time would pass behind that curtain of willow leaves without anyone noticing me. That was the essence of pleasure for me as an eight year old.

A Summertime of Reading

A Summertime of Reading

Over the years books and their authors have given us all so much that it is almost impossible to imagine what our lives would be like today without them. What we know for certain is that our lives would be diminished, unrecognizably different. Exclusion and shame are illiteracy’s partners, and they bring devastation to individuals, families and communities.
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Computer Lab

The Computer Lab, located in the Adult Computer area. offers hands-on instruction to patrons in a quiet facility in the library. The Computer Lab hours will support an open curriculum to answer questions about basic computer use, email, the Internet, eBooks, and job search/resume writing.
Open Lab Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9-11 AM
  • Wednesday: 1-3 PM
  • Thursday: 3-4:30 PM

Library laptops are available on a first come/first serve basis. Patrons are welcome to bring their own laptops.