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    Youth Summer Programming

    Are you ready to rock around the world with us this summer? Here is a brief rundown of all things you need to know about:

    Summer Reading Logs:
    Get your library passport to travel the globe and start reading like a rockstar. (Available at all 3 library locations!)

    Book Buzz- New book club at the eLibrary!
    Book Buzz is a book club for kids where everyone reads whatever they like. Space is limited so registration is required. For more information contact the eLibrary at 863-838-4507.

    Summer Programs - Summer activities are in-house again this year!
    Come “rock around the world” with us as we learn about world music and make cool instruments you can keep.

    Jackson Branch Library programs-
    Thursdays, 2-3 pm, June 7-July 26.

    Main library programs-
    Fridays 10-12pm, June 8-July 27.

    But wait! There's more- view the full list of summer activities by clicking the link below.
    View all programming!


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    In the Summertime...

    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:

    In the Summertime...

     Flickr - In the Summertime...the weather is hot! Find out how Lakelanders beat the heat and enjoy their favorite outdoor activities.


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    On the go this summer?

    On the go this summer? Worried about losing a book or cd during your travels?
    Go digital.
    The library offers several options for you to still have all that you need to make the most of your travels!
    All free with your library card.

    We make it easy! Here are a few with apps!

    Hoopla, Libby, Tumblebooks, and RB Digital




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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

    We are winding down on phase 1 of our coffee shop renovation at the Lakeland Public Library (100 Lake Morton Dr.). The walls are up, paint is on, and windows are being installed! (Check out our photo album!) This part of the construction allows us to move out of the way (literally) for the good stuff....the actual coffee shop!

    Phase 2 is scheduled to begin on June 4th (keep in mind...things could be adjusted based on issues that could pop up). This part of the renovation will be much more visible because we will have some demolition going on.

    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. Donated materials will not be accepted during this time.

    PS - I hear the Friends of the Library and their book sale should return this summer....!!!

    Want to see photos of the progress? Check out our Facebook albums!