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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Two Exceptional Young Women Awarded Friends of the Library Scholarships

Read about Tatiana and Ariel

Grateful to our Dedicated Book Sale Volunteers!

Dedicated book sale volunteers, Joyce and Dottie.

Dedicated book sale volunteers, Joyce and Dottie (Arlene not pictured).

Comments from our members:

  • Two amazing ladies– I’d say two legends but that makes them seem too old!
  • Well done ladies! My home library is stocked with used books from you. A tremendous resource!
  • Thank you for your service, Ladies!!

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.

The New Smyrna Beach Library Receives a Painting by Florida Artist Harold Garde

Carlos next to "The Surfer and the Cat"

Carliss standing next to “The Surfer and the Cat”