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David Blackard

Library Program Supervisor

Since 2007, I have been pleased to help provide tribal members comprehensive access to information for their educational and enrichment needs through the Tribe’s Library Program. I wholeheartedly agree with the Library slogan that states, “Start here, go anywhere.”

Having lived in south Florida since 1953, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in the History and Culture of the Florida Seminole. Thus, it was an honor to earlier serve the Seminole Tribe of Florida on the Tribe’s Museum Project working for the late Billy L. Cypress; first acting as the museum’s first curator and later as the Museum Director. Patchwork and Palmettos: Seminole Miccosukee Folk Art since 1820, is my one contribution to Seminole scholarship. 

I am thankful to have such a fulfilling and rewarding career that allows me to share my passion for reading and inspiring discovery, learning and cultural expression.  I love the work. It is a wonderful feeling to help people find the information they need and books that they love.  We are fortunate to have libraries on the Brighton, Big Cypress, Hollywood and Immokalee reservations to serve our tribal members.  Everyone’s favorite genius, Albert Einstein, famously said, “The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the Library!”  We are easy to find.  Come and visit us!

Favorite quote: “I Cannot Live without books” - Thomas Jefferson

Hobbies: Painting, plains pow-wow singing, and reading (of course)

Contact David Blackard

Phone: (954) 989-6840 Ext.10520




Big Cypress
31000 Josie Billie Hwy
Clewiston, FL  33440
P: (863) 902-3200  F: (863) 902-3218
650 Harney Pond Rd. Suite 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
P: (863) 763-3572 F: (863) 763-1525

Fort Pierce
3502 Minnie Tommie Howard Circle
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
P: (772) 467-2454 F: (772) 489-4110


3100 N 63rd Ave.
Hollywood, FL  33024
P: (954) 989-6840 F: (954) 233-9515
295 Stockade Rd.
Immokalee, FL  34142
P: (239) 867-5303   F: (239) 658-1369

3539 Plover Ave
Naples, FL  34117
P: (239) 354-5220   F: (239) 352-1521

Non-Resident / Out-of-State

6401 Harney Rd., Suite E
Tampa, FL  33610
P: (813) 246-3100 F: (813) 663-9034

14680 SW 8th Street, Suite 214
Miami, FL 33184
P: (305) 553-8245   F: (305) 222-8139


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