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  • Automatic renewals

    New year, new service! 

    Forgot to drop off or renew your library items? We've got you covered with automatic renewals! Here's how it works:

    • Any physical library item eligible for renewal will now auto-renew one (1) day before its due date. The new due date will be based on the original due date of the item and the loan period for that item (ex. a book due January 10th would be renewed on January 9th and have a new due date of January 24th).
    • Users with email library notices will receive a courtesy notice to let them know the item(s) has successfully renewed. If an item does not auto-renew, users with SMS text or email library notices will receive a courtesy notice that the item did not renew and is due the next day. **NOTE: At this time, there is no phone message system for auto-renewal notifications.**

    All library cardholders are already signed up for automatic renewals. For more information, visit or contact your local public library.

  • Bookopoly

    Adult Reading Program

    Looking for a way to discover new books? Kickstart the new year with Bookopoly, an eight-week reading program for adults. Complete the reading challenges for a chance to win the grand prize!

    January 6th through February 29th

    Pick up a Bookopoly game card at your local Lakeland library! For more information, visit or contact any Lakeland library location.


  • Explore Se7en Wetlands

    Join Julie Vogel, the Environmental Program Specialist for City of Lakeland’s Se7en Wetlands, as she guides you around the Wetland #2 loop. Learn about the history of Se7en Wetlands, a ‘constructed treatment wetland,’ as you hike through various habitats and see wildlife.

    Click here for more information and to register for the hike.


  • Got Tech Questions?

    Learn about the basics and get your questions answered in our open lab tech drop in! From computer/software basics to tablets, smartphones, ereaders, and more, visit the Commons at Lakeland Public Library for technology assistance: 

    Wednesday, January 29th
    2 PM to 4 PM

    No reservations or appointments required. For more information, contact Christopher McMachen or the Lakeland Public Library Service Desk at (863) 834-4265.

  • Hoopla changes

    Attention Hoopla Patrons!

    Hoopla has recently updated security for accessing patron accounts. If you have a hoopla account, you may encounter issues or error messages when trying to borrow content.

    You will need to update your account by adding your library card PIN in your hoopla account settings. If you need your PIN, please contact your local library.

    See the pdfs below for help with your device type:

    iPhone/iPad Guide

    Android Guide

    Web Browser Guide

  • New book clubs

    Two New Book Clubs for You!

    Book clubs are a great way to meet other readers and discover new favorites. We’re rolling out two new book clubs in February that we think you’re going to love.

    Literar-e will meet each month at the eLibrary. In a twist on the traditional book club Literar-e invites you to pick a book that matches the monthly theme and bring it for discussion at the meeting. The first meeting is Thursday, February 20th at 6:15 PM. The theme for February is relationships.

    The Reserve book club will feature recent bestsellers and will meet monthly at the Main Library on Lake Morton. The February book is The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. The Reserve will meet Thursday, February 6th at 6 PM in The Commons.