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  • Victorian Christmas text on cream background with holly and ribbon framing the text; link to register for class on LibCal
    Victorian Christmas Celebration

    Join us on Saturday, December 9th from 2 pm to 4 pm in the Lakeland History Room at Lakeland Public Library for a Victorian Christmas celebration.  The Victorians were known for making homemade decorations using items from around the house, and in the spirit of nineteenth century traditions, we’re making pin-prick holiday cards and Victorian-inspired paper ornaments.

    This event is for ages 18+. No registration required.


  • Author Talks Live and On-Demand

    The Lakeland Libraries have joined the Library Speakers Consortium to begin offering virtual author events from a range of bestselling authors and thought leaders. This online-only program is free for patrons to register and attend any of the scheduled presentations, or view past presentations. 

    Books and authors selected by the consortium cover a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres including contemporary and historical fiction, romance, poetry, business, personal growth, social justice, history, art, culture and more. Visit the Lakeland Public Library's site to see upcoming speakers and sign up.

    Once you register to attend an event, you will get a reminder email and link to login and view the program live online. Two to four bestselling-author events will be offered each month and participants can ask questions directly to the author during these live, interactive events.



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    Storytimes at Lakeland Public Library and Larry R. Jackson Branch Library

    Join us at 10 AM on select Wednesdays at the Lakeland Public Library or select Thursdays at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library for Storytime!

    Lakeland Public Library Storytimes (10 AM Wednesdays)

    Larry R. Jackson Branch Storytimes (10 AM Thursdays)  

    For more information, please contact the Lakeland Public Library 863.834.4268 or Larry R. Jackson Branch Library 863.834.4288  

  • Graphic of ereader device and smartphone with text "Direct Access Newspaper Collections" and link to Newspapers
    Access the Lakeland Ledger, Tampa Bay Times, and USA Today Directly!

    Explore news and events with direct access to the Lakeland Ledger, Tampa Bay Times, and USA Today collections for free with your library card!  Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online available 24/7 on any device. All you need is your library card!

    To get started:

    Lakeland Ledger Collection 

    Tampa Bay Times Collection 

    USA Today Collection 


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    Your Library Anytime, Anywhere

    Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, and more 24/7 with your library card and hoopla!

    Create a free account with your library card and download/stream up to 12 Instant borrow titles per month and 10 hoopla Flex borrows you can use on specially marked hoopla Flex eBooks and Audiobooks. With hoopla, your public library is accessible anytime, anywhere!

    NOTE: Beginning in August 2022, daily spending thresholds have been applied for the hoopla service. If you receive a message on hoopla or within the hoopla app that the library's daily borrow limit has been reached, you will not be able to borrow the item(s) until the following day; the borrow limit resets at midnight and you can add titles to a favorites list for easy access to borrow them later.