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  • Holiday closing

    Libraries Closed Independence Day

    All three Lakeland Library locations will be CLOSED Monday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

    We will reopen Tuesday, July 5th at 9 AM.

  • Florida State Park Pass Program

    The Florida Department of State and Florida State Parks have partnered to provide public library card holders a new opportunity this summer! Use your library card to checkout a Real Florida Reader State Park Pass for day-use entry to Florida's state parks for free!

    How the program works: 

    • Each Lakeland Library location has two (2) Real Florida Reader State Park Passes. Adults can check out a pass on a first come, first served basis. One pass per household.
    • The Real Florida Reader State Park Pass is for day-use entry and is valid only at Florida state parks, excluding Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife, Skyway Pier, and Weeki Wachee Springs state parks. 
    • The pass is good for one vehicle, up to eight people.
    • When you checkout a Real Florida Reader State Park Pass, you will receive a rear view mirror hang tag for your vehicle.
    • The pass checks out for seven (7) days and should be returned to the library where it was checked out.
    • Passes are valid from May 21st through September 12th.


  • Summer Reading Programs

    Join us as we travel through the layers of the ocean, from life on the beach to the mysteries of the deepest trenches. Explore the possibilities with a summer of challenges, crafts, prizes, and new discoveries!

    June 5th - July 29th

    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, crafts, storytimes, prizes, and more, click here




  • Library Services Online

    Whether you want to borrow an ebook, stream music, or browse magazines online, we have an app for that!

    With our library apps, you can search the catalog, renew checked out materials, download eBooks and music, or browse magazines all from a tablet or mobile device! 

    To view and download available apps, click here to see the full list of services available.


  • Unlock Your Next Read!

    Looking for a contactless option to pick up your library items? Try our new book lockers inside Kelly Recreation Complex (404 Imperial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803)!

    How it works:

    1. Place items on hold online, by phone, or in person at your local library.
    2. Choose “Lakeland Library Lockers” as the pickup location.
    3. Once you are notified the items are available, visit the book lockers inside Kelly Recreation Complex and scan your library card to retrieve your items.

    The Lakeland Book Lockers at Kelly Recreation Complex are funded under the provisions of the DLIS Florida CARES Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

  • Upcoming Recommended Reads

    Looking for a new book to read? Check out Library Reads, a list of the top ten books published in June 2022 recommended by library staff from across the country, including a review by Lakeland History Room Librarian, Rebecca Whalon. 

    Click here to view the full list.