Stuart Public Library

Get to Know Us!

Lisa Sherman - Director

Katie Reynolds - Assistant Librarian

Founded in 1901, the Stuart Public Library has been a staple in the community. The very first librarian, Mrs. Catherine H. Leighton, created a place that was positive, supportive, and dedicated to serving the community. Until 1907, the library did not have a permanent home in the community and was a house in a rented room. It wasn’t until the efforts of librarian Mrs. J.R. McMullen and other citizens that the community successfully secured a grant from Andrew Carnegie for the construction of a building dedicated solely to the library. It was felt that the new Carnegie building would ensure the prosperity of the library and the community more than ever. 

 

On April 3, 1908, the new Carnegie Library was opened and dedicated to the community of Stuart!

 

The librarians that followed these two continued their work to ensure the Stuart Public Library was and still is, an influence in the health and intellectual uplifting of the community. In addition to offering books and other literary materials, the library continues to evolve and progress to provide services and products that enable community members to become successful learners and explorers in 21st-century society.

 

Announcements

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 the Stuart Public Library implemented Phase 4 of reopening. This is in addition to the current online, curbside, and home delivery services that we have been providing, and will continue to provide.


The library is open to individuals or family groups (children 11 & under must be supervised by a caregiver) with a maximum capacity of 24 patrons in the facility at one time. Due to our limited capacity, patrons are asked to limit their visits to one hour if there are others waiting to use the library.


All people over the age of 2 who are not fully protected by a Covid-19 vaccine are requested to continue to wear a mask, as recommended by the CDC, and all patrons are kindly asked to continue using hand sanitizer.
Please continue to use the outside book drop for returned materials. Some materials and services may not be available. Staff assistance may be limited.

Thank you for your patience and support during the past year. We are working hard to ensure that library services are implemented in a safe and responsible manner for the protection of both our staff and our community.

 

Signed,
Board of Trustees

Weekly Book Feature!

Upcoming Events

Poetry Club
Poetry Club is open to the public and is on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:30 - 4:30 pm.
Storytime
During the summer the organized Storytime Hour takes a siesta...however, the librarians ♥️ to take reading breaks!
Storytime Yoga
Storytime Yoga is from 10:00-10:30am on Fridays. It includes 20-25 minutes of fun, kid-friendly yoga poses and songs. For ages birth-4 years old.
Cards & Coffee
Come to the library on Tuesday and Friday mornings for a few games of cribbage with others from the community. Don't know cribbage? Bring some friends and play something else! Cards and Coffee is from 10:00am-noon.
STEAM Activities
During the school year, these activities generally take place on early out days. They typically start around 1:30 and last for 1-2 hours. The activities are designed for elementary aged students.
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Helpful Links!

Online Library Catalog

Login with your library card number and phone number as a password.

Newspaper Archives

Stuart Herald, Stuart Locomotive, Stuart News, Stuart Locomotive And Ledger

Bridges/Overdrive/ Libby

Access ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and videos for your Kindle, Nook, or reading app.

DuoLingo

Duolingo is a fun, popular, and completely FREE way to learn a language. It's also science-based and can be used for all ages.

Gale Resources

Database that provides online access to magazines, newspapers, and professional journals. Password: library523

Credo Resources

Gather information on your topic from encyclopedias, subject handbooks, images, audio, and video Password:Stuartpl

Brainfuse

Educational platform designed for practicing exams, job preparation, career achievement, and academic success.

Transparent Language

Learn four core skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. ​ Username: Your library card number Password: Your 10 digit phone number

Khan Academy

Free content and resources for every course and level. Learn math, science & engineering, computer programming and coding, economics and finance, test prep, entrepreneurship, growth mindset, and more.

Codecademy

Learn a wide range of programming skills such as JavaScript, CSS, Python, Ruby, etc. in addition to HTML, PHP, website design, and more. NOTE: there is a Pro subscription option for a fee, but the library does NOT provide access to the Pro version.

Code

This all-ages website focuses on coding and app writing. There are many kid friendly (k-12 grade) courses as well as free online education classes on a wide variety of technology topics. These classes include app writing, games, and Javascript. ​

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Get Updated With Us

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 the Stuart Public Library implemented Phase 4 of reopening. This is in addition to the current online, curbside, and home delivery services that we have been providing, and will continue to provide.

The library is open to individuals or family groups (children 11 & under must be supervised by a caregiver) with a maximum capacity of 24 patrons in the facility at one time. Due to our limited capacity, patrons are asked to limit their visits to one hour if there are others waiting to use the library.
All people over the age of 2 who are not fully protected by a Covid-19 vaccine are requested to continue to wear a mask, as recommended by the CDC, and all patrons are kindly asked to continue using hand sanitizer.
Please continue to use the outside book drop for returned materials. Some materials and services may not be available. Staff assistance may be limited.
Thank you for your patience and support during the past year. We are working hard to ensure that library services are implemented in a safe and responsible manner for the protection of both our staff and our community.

Signed,
Board of Trustees