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Everglades City Branch Library will close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 18

The Everglades City Branch Library will close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 18.

Library Closing for Christmas

All Collier County Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.

Library Closing for the New Year

All Collier County Public Library locations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31 and will be closed on Tuesday, January 1 in observance of the New Year.

Winner Announced for The Great American Read!

Thank you for participating in The Great American Read!

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was voted by viewers as America’s #1 best-loved novel in The Great American Read.

One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

To Kill a Mockingbird led The Great American Read voting from the first week, and kept the lead for the entire five months of voting, despite strong competition from the rest of our five finalists. It also topped the list of votes in every state except North Carolina (who went for Outlander) and Wyoming (who preferred Lord of The Rings). Such widespread support from readers across the country makes To Kill a Mockingbird a worthy winner of The Great American Read.