The library’s outreach, Wi-Fi enabled minivan, visits city parks, and community resource centers.
The Mandel Mobile has assisted over 1,800 residents of WPB where they live and play. Library staff, including a certified educator, provide essential resources to the community directly which include homework assistance, learning English, job and community service applications, and distribution of hygiene kits and diapers.
The Mandel Public Library has expanded community outreach by adding a certified teacher to the Mandel Mobile, proudly funded by the WPBLF and a grant from the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
Be Well at Mandel
Individuals and families in Palm Beach County have access to vital social and therapeutic services with the employment of a social worker at the Mandel Public Library.
The program provides one-on-one case management, therapeutic support, and advocacy for life’s most difficult challenges.
Services include referrals and linkages to programs assisting with food, housing, mental health, childcare, domestic violence, mental health/substance use treatment, healthcare, and more.
Technology & Innovation Center
This new space allows for creativity and collaboration; it invites access to virtual reality, media digitization, drawing and animation, music and podcasting, and 3D design & printing.
One of the newest additions to this center is a Whisper Room, a 5-by-5 soundproof booth where visitors can use the library’s wi-fi for job interviews, and recording podcasts, free from outside noise interference.
Patrons can drop by during Open Access hours or book a session to use the studio.
Over 1,453 patrons have learned how to use the latest technology tools in this state-of-the-art Center.
Summer Learning Program
To prevent the dreaded academic “summer slide.” The Summer Learning Program provides a safe, easily accessible learning environment to enable children and teens to maintain and build their skills in reading, writing, science, and math.
Summer Learning Programs offers:
Small group tutoring by certified teachers for students each week.
A reading program that provides gift books for upwards of 3,000 children (K-12) fosters a love of reading and help build home libraries.
Activities to keep everyone in the family motivated and engaged including art, fitness, science, dance, crafting, technology, music, and more.
Over 1,900 readers have read almost 400,000 minutes and over 12,000 books in 2022.