Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library to enrich lives, build a sense of community, and foster lifelong learning in a diverse and non-judgmental environment by providing a comprehensive range of materials, programs, and services for people of all ages.
The Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library was established in the late 1950s by Mrs. Abram Hoffman and members of the Plantation Woman’s Club as a volunteer library to help local children with their homework. Originally called the Plantation City Library, it occupied the sixth grade classroom of Peters Elementary School four nights a week.
In 1963, the Library became a City Department, and was relocated to the Plantation Community Center on Palm Tree Road. The current building was dedicated October 6, 1968 and through the years has been expanded several times to meet the needs of the growing community. In 1974 the non-fiction wing was added. The Children’s Room addition was dedicated in April 1980. In 1981, the Library was named for Mrs. Hoffman’s dedication and service. In January 2007, the 3,000 square foot addition of the book sale area and multi-purpose room was dedicated. Each addition to the Library over the years has been to meet a need envisioned within the Library’s mission in the community. The founders, members of the Plantation Woman’s Club, wanted space and materials available to students for homework and studying. They wanted to bring books and people together for education and recreation and personal enrichment. And despite the technology available today, libraries continue to be places for people to gather.
At our home town library, our community can stock up on good books, borrow DVDs, attend storytime, see a puppet show, read the latest issue of a favorite magazine, surf the Internet, search for employment, continue with education and train for new careers, join a book group, and shop in the best book store in town.
The Library houses over 70,000 books and a popular audio visual collection. Public computers are available with access to the Internet, printing, Microsoft Office, reference databases, and educational games. Wi-Fi is available in the adult public areas as well. Programs include Children’s Story Hours, a Puppet Club, special children’s entertainment, adult book discussion groups and literary events.
To make a gift, please complete the Memorial Gift Form and return to the library with your donation.
Location and Directions
The Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library
501 North Fig Tree Lane
Plantation, FL 33317
- From University Drive take Broward Boulevard east four traffic lights to Fig Tree Lane. Turn left (North) on Fig Tree Lane. Continue on Fig Tree Lane through the traffic circle. The Library is on the left, across the street from the tennis courts at the Community Center.
- From State Road 441 take Broward Boulevard west under the Turnpike. The third traffic light after the Turnpike is Fig Tree Lane. Turn right (North) on Fig Tree Lane. Continue on Fig Tree Lane through the traffic circle. The Library is on the left, across the street from the tennis courts at the Community Center.
- Monday, 12:00 – 9:00 PM
- Tuesday, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Thursday, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Friday, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday, closed
Library Director, Monika L. Knapp, 954-797-2141
Reference/Adult Services, 954-797-2144
Jenny Kajatt, Senior Librarian
Tanya Field, Reference
Deborah Wallace, Reference
Children’s Services, 954-797-2145