- Monday 10 am - 8 pm
- Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm
- Wednesday 10 am - 8 pm
- Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
- Friday 10 am - 6 pm
- Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
- Sunday Closed
Get to Know This Library
About Florence Library
- Library Size: 7,970 sq ft
- Household Battery Recycling Site
- Space for Children
- Book Drop
- Space for Teens
- In-person and telephone research assistance
- MetroTAP Cards
- Early Learning and Engagement
- Self-serve Homework Center
- Online Homework Help
- Online Homework Help
- Teen Advisory Board
- Public Computers: 7
- Children's Computers: 6
- Teen Computers: 5
- Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 8
- Express Computers: 8
- Early Learning Computers: 3
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events
Library service to the Florence community began in 1914 as a collection of 125 titles housed in the home of Fred W. Cleland at 1920 E. Florence Avenue, with Mrs. Maude Cleland as the volunteer custodian of the collection. On June 30, 1915, the collection of 508 books was moved to the Florence Avenue Elementary School.
In 1920, the collection of 1,000 books and 11 magazine subscriptions was moved into a building with a converted stable at 7607 Crocket Boulevard. In 1924, the library was housed at 7215 Beach Boulevard and was again moved in 1931/32 to a storefront building at the corner of Makee Street and Florence Avenue. This storefront facility was refurbished in 1964 for the 50th anniversary of the Florence Library.
In 1970, the library was moved to the current location. The Library was refurbished beginning December 2001 and reopened May 2002.
The Library debuted its new refurbished location at the Florence-Firestone Community Service Center on May 3, 2023.
Staff Picks (All Ages)
A monthly list of noteworthy titles selected by our Collection Development Services team.
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