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Lakeland History & Culture Center
Main Branch Library Phase 1 Construction Info & FAQs


  • Free New York Times Online Access

    Access the New York Times online at your local Lakeland library or on the go! Enjoy free access to NYTimes.com compliments of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Here's how:

    In library: 

    • Visit NYTimes.com/register
    • Create an account with your email or login if you already have an account
    • Browse articles

     

    Offsite: 

    • Click here for a 24-hour access link
    • Click the Redeem button to claim the free digital access code
    • Create an account with your email or login if you already have an account
    • Browse articles for up to 24 hours with this access link. After 24 hours, you will need to visit the Library website and click the Offsite link again to get a new one-day access.

     

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  • Summer Reading Programs

    Explore the world of animals and get in touch with nature through books, activities, and crafts in our summer reading programs! Along the way, you can earn badges and rewards by reading books and engaging in activities! 

    June 7th - July 30th

    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, storytimes, registration, prizes, and more, click here

     

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  • Link to Lakeland Public Library Flickr
    In the Summertime

    ...when the weather is hot! Lakelanders know how to enjoy the summer sunshine and their favorite outdoor activities, which sometimes means staying cool indoors too!

    Enjoy this photographic stroll through some of our summer pastimes, showcased from our Digital Collection through Flickr.

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  • 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 1:30 PM to 5 PM

    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.

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  • Link to Lakeland Public Library Creativebug
    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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  • Treehouse logo
    Online Tech Training on Your Schedule

    Meet treehouse, a self-paced online tech training program that includes courses in web design, development tools, coding languages, app development and more!  

    Courses are video-based classes with hands-on practice, interactive quizzes, and code challenges taught by tech experts. Learn at home, at the library, or anywhere there is an internet connection.

    The library offers this training for 3 months at a time and is FREE!  

    Register to use treehouse by filling out the form below.

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