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Please note screening measures are in place to enter the libraries. Masks, temperature checks and name are required. Questions regarding travel and wellness will be asked.

  • Ready, Set, Read!

    Join our summer reading programs and imagine your story with us! Along the way, you can earn badges and rewards by reading books and engaging in activities! 

    June 15th - August 7th

    Children ages 0-12 can participate in the Kids' Challenge and adults and teens ages 13+ can register for the Adult and Teen Challenge. 

    For more information about the summer reading programs, registration, prizes, and more, click here



  • Limited-Contact Services

    Did you know you can return library materials and/or pickup new ones without coming inside the library? Staff are stationed at the entrance of each library location and can assist with returning materials or bringing your items on hold out to you.

    You can also have library materials mailed directly to your house with our Books by Mail Lakeland service. Choose Books by Mail as the pickup location for your holds or let library staff know you would like your materials mailed instead of made available for pickup.

  • Self-Serve Holds

    Pick up your requested items and skip the checkout line with self-serve holds! If you request library materials, your items will now be available for pickup at each Lakeland library location on designated self-serve hold shelves.

    Locate your item(s) by checking the first four letters of your last name and last four digits of your library card number on the receipt.  All items are already checked out to you and ready to grab and go! For more information, please contact your local library.


  • New Library App Available!

    Accessing the library 24/7 just got easier! The Lakeland Libraries have a new app available for Apple and Android devices! With the new app, you can search the online catalog, place holds, access digital resources, view the events calendar, manage your library account, and more!

    To get the new app, search "Polk County Library Cooperative" in your app store or visit our library mobile apps page. Download the app and sign in with your library card to see Lakeland Public Library content.

    For more information, contact your local library.

  • Link to hoopla digital website
    Your Library Anytime, Anywhere

    Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, and more 24/7 with your library card.

    Create a free account with your library card and download/stream up to 15 titles per month. With hoopla, your public library is accessible anytime, anywhere!


  • Link to Freegal music
    Build Your Song Library

    Access millions of songs and artists. Download and keep 5 songs each week absolutely FREE! Plus, 24/7 music streaming is now available until September 30th! Even better? 15,000+ Music videos are available too!  All you need is your library card.


  • Genealogy for Youth

    Everyone has a story to tell! Kids and teens ages 9-17 can learn more about themselves, their family, and community in a free, self-paced introduction to family history and genealogy. 

    July 1st - August 7th

    Register at lakelandgov.beanstack.org or contact the Lakeland History Room at 863-834-4269 for more information.