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    You're more creative than you think.

    Love to craft? Want to explore your creative side? 

    Meet Creativebug, your online resource for all things crafty. Learn new craft techniques for all skill levels and watch classes anytime, anywhere.

    Create a free account with your library card to enjoy unlimited access to over 1000 online art and craft classes!

    There’s no pressure, just possibilities! Get started today and explore your creative side.



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    Vanished Lakeland

    Our story begins with you...what better way to tell the many stories of Lakeland and its history, than visually by showcasing highlights from our Digital Collection through Flickr.

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    Check out our featured album:

    "Out of sight, out of mind" 

    Scroll through the images to see buildings formerly standing in Lakeland but now demolished, removed or changed in such a way that they are now vanished.



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    Are you watching The Great American Read on PBS?

    Help us decide Lakeland's Favorite Great American Read!

    Stop by your local library and vote for your favorite book from the PBS list.

    You can vote once a day, and if you're having a hard time choosing just one, you can vote for different books on different days. Best of all each week your votes will be entered into a weekly drawing for some pretty sweet book lover swag. The more you vote that week, the more chances you have to win!







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    Hurricane Season June 1 - November 30

    Being prepared is the best defense against unpredictable weather.

    Check out the City of Lakeland's page on Hurricane Preparedness and all the helpful hints to make sure you are ready this season.


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    The Goods

    Find out what new books, music, and movies have arrived at the Lakeland Public Library by signing up for our new email alert, The Goods.

    Each edition will be delivered to your inbox and will include 6 to 9 titles.  Choose what you want to hear about from the list below.  Each option is a separate email.  Pick as many as your inbox can handle.

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    Support the Library

    Want to support the library?

    Make a donation that will help us continue to add new and exciting features.

    It's easy with our new online donation option through Smart Pay. No need to login! Try it out by clicking on our Donation button below.

     Smart Pay is the Lakeland Public Library's secure website for online payment of library fines, fees, and donations.


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    Coffee Shop Update

    Phase 2 of the coffee shop renovation is going on now!

    What to expect?

    1. Business as usual - we will still be open during this process
    2. Some noise - knocking out walls is noisy business
    3. Some dust - we will try to keep this to a minimum!
    4. You may be re-routed for access to the restrooms and entry doors as changes take place.


    Keep track of the progress by following our Facebook Albums! Check out our Facebook albums!