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  • Girl reading inside giant book tent with wild animals outside the tent and text Adventure Begins at Your Library; link to Summer Reading Program 2024 page

    Summer Reading Programs 2024

    This summer, your adventure begins at the library! We’re celebrating the power of stories to take you on thrilling journeys, introduce you to fascinating characters, and explore far-off lands, both real and imaginary. Along the way, you can earn rewards by reading books and engaging in activities! 

    June 3rd - July 26th

    Children ages 0-12 can participate in the Kids' Summer Reading Program and adults and teens ages 13+ can register for the Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program. 

    Learn more about the summer reading programs, storytimes, registration, and prizes


  • Book cover and DVD jacket artwork of "Where the Crawdads Sing" on black background with text Lit-Flix: A Book-to-Movie Club. Larry R. Jackson Branch Library; link to Lakeland Libraries event calendar

    Lit-Flix at the Jackson Branch

    Join us at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library on Saturday, June 22nd from 1 PM to 4:30 PM for the Lit Flix, a book-to-film club where we discuss film adaptations of literary works.

    We will be reading Delia Owens's smash hit Where the Crawdads Sing and watching the 2022 film adaptation.

    Ask the Larry R. Jackson Branch service desk for a copy of the book. If we run out of copies, you are still welcome to participate with your own copy.

    Where the Crawdads Sing (2022) is rated PG-13.

  • Bumblebee reading a book surrounded by flowers with text Hora de Cuentos Bilingue; Bilingual Storytime. Larry R. Jackson Branch Library

    Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime at Jackson Branch

    Traiga a su pequeño a la hora de cuentos en la Biblioteca de Larry R. Jackson. Disfrute de canciones, rimas y libros todo en Ingles y Español!

    Bring your little one to storytime at the Larry R. Jackson Library. Enjoy songs, rhymes and books in both English and Spanish!

    Edades/Ages 2-5


    Questions? Contact Marine Acosta Ponce at 863.834.1828 or email marine.acostaponce@lakelandgov.net