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  • Writers @ LPL

    The Business of Being a Writer

    Writing is an art. Writing is a craft.

    Writers create new worlds with fantastical beasts and arcane rituals; writers hone words into tools (and yes, even weapons). This duality is part of writing’s allure.

    When people dream about writing, they envision talk show interviews, signings, book awards, and fame. But few think about writing being a business with all that a writing/book publishing business entails, like getting an EIN; hiring editors and book designers; negotiating writing fees, and (gasp!) taxes.

    Learn about the basics of writing as a business at February’s Writers @ LPL meeting.

    Wednesday, February 2nd
    5:30 PM to 7 PM

    Please register for this GoToMeeting meet up.

    For more info, contact Brenda Patterson at (863) 834-4276  or Brenda.Patterson@lakelandgov.net.



  • Build Your Song Library

    Access millions of songs and artists. Download and keep 5 songs each week absolutely FREE! Plus, stream music up to three hours per day! Even better? 15,000+ Music videos are available too!  All you need is your library card.


  • Link to hoopla digital website
    Digital Magazines and Great Courses on hoopla

    Introducing BingePass, a new format on hoopla! 

    With BingePass, you can get unlimited access to digital magazines or The Great Courses Library Collection for seven (7) days using just one hoopla Instant borrow!

    • hoopla Magazine BingePass—Access current issues of 50 magazines
    • The Great Courses BingePass—Watch an entire course or multiple courses from The Great Courses Library Collection


    Don't have hoopla yet? Create a free account with your library card and download/stream up to 12 titles per month, including the new BingePass collections.


  • Free Online Access

    With your library card, you have free digital access to a wide array of current news resources in the library or at home.

    Browse our digital newspaper services for free access to America's News, Lakeland Ledger Collection, and the New York Times online

    To get started, click here.


  • Phase 1 Hours and FAQs

    During Phase 1 of construction at the Main Library, all three Lakeland Library locations have new hours of operation:

    Lakeland Public Library 
    Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM
    Friday - Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Sunday 1:30 PM to 5 PM

    Larry R. Jackson Branch Library 
    Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM
    Friday - Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Sunday CLOSED

    eLibrary South Lakeland 
    Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM
    Friday - Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Sunday CLOSED

    As a reminder, there will be no public access computers for adults or general seating available at the Lakeland Public Library, and entry to the facility will be through the Meeting Room doors off the lobby. Full library services will be available at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library and eLibrary South Lakeland.

    For more information, please click here or contact your local library.