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    Culture Pass

    Florida Children’s Museum and The Lakeland Public Library have partnered to provide library card holders a new opportunity! Use your library card to checkout a Culture Pass that will allow you to visit Florida Children's Museum for free.

    How the program works: 

    • We have one Culture Pass available each day at each of our three locations. Adults can check it out on a first come, first served basis.
    • The Culture Pass allows for same-day general admission for up to five people to Florida Children's Museum.
    • At least one adult must accompany minors, and families may checkout one pass at a time.
    • Your Culture Pass receipt will serve as your admission ticket to Florida Children's Museum and must be submitted to Florida Children's Museum staff.
    • Additional restrictions including black out dates may apply and neither the Lakeland Public Library or Florida Children's Museum is responsible for lost or stolen checkout receipts.

    Do you still have questions?
    Contact any of our three Lakeland library locations for more information.


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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. 


  • Sewing Saturday on December 10th

    We've got the basics, where can we go? Join us on Saturday, December 10th at 10:00 am for projects to sew!

    Older kids and teens ages 9-17 are invited to join us for a free one-hour class on for students with some sewing machine experience.

    December's Project: Holiday Stocking

    For more information or to register beginning December 3rd, click here.




  • Lakeland Libraries Are Fine-Free!

    Effective October 1, 2022, the Lakeland Libraries no longer charge overdue fines on borrowed physical items belonging to the Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch Library, and eLibrary South Lakeland!

    Existing fines on patron accounts are not affected or cleared unless paid by patrons, and items borrowed from other Polk County Library Cooperative libraries may still accrue fines

    For more information about going fine-free, click here for Fine-Free FAQs.


  • Storytime at Lakeland Public Library

    Join us select Wednesdays at 10 AM at the Lakeland Public Library for Storytime!



    For more information, please contact the Lakeland Public Library 863.834.4268

  • Link to Lakeland Public Library Flickr
    Good Eats!

    Lakelanders have a long history of enjoying food, and restaurants have not let them down.

    Enjoy this photographic stroll through some local restaurants, eateries, diners, pubs, cafeterias, sweet and soda shops, showcased from our Digital Collection through Flickr.


  • 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.