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  • Megaphone on blue background with text "Let's Get Loud about the Library! 2024 Library Community Survey" and City logo

    Library Community Survey 2024

    Shh...usually, we would ask for quiet in our libraries, but not today! We want you to make some noise and let us know what you think about the services, programming, and future plans for Lakeland Libraries. Participate in the 2024 Library Community Survey and share your thoughts with us.

    Take the Lakeland Libraries' 2024 Community Survey!

    The survey will be available February 14th-29th. Paper copies are also available at all three Lakeland Library locations.

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    Outside Book Return Available at Kelly Branch Library

    The Kelly Branch Library at the Kelly Recreation Complex has a new outside book return available!

    The book return is located along the sidewalk/drive between the Kelly Rec Complex and Gandy Pool, near the tennis and pickleball courts. It is available 24/7 to accept library materials.

    Questions? Contact the Kelly Branch Library at 863-834-4286.


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    Percy Jackson Party at Lakeland Public Library

    Calling all heroes in training!

    Camp Half-Blood will be at the Lakeland Public Library for a morning of Percy Jackson themed activities, crafts, and games on Saturday, March 9th from 10 AM to 12 PM.  Show off your skills and train to become a true hero with challenges that test your bravery, intelligence, and strength to prepare you for your own hero’s journey.

    All ages are welcome, but activities are recommended for ages 7 to 13 while supplies last. No registration required.

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    Preschool Storytimes at Lakeland Libraries

    All three Lakeland Library locations have preschool storytimes for children ages 2-5 and their grownups! With stories, songs, rhymes and activities, storytimes promote the development of preliteracy, verbal and listening skills, and socio-emotional skills.

    Kelly Branch Library Storytimes (10:15 AM select Tuesdays) 

    Lakeland Public Library Storytimes (10 AM select Wednesdays)

    Larry R. Jackson Branch Storytimes (10 AM select Thursdays)  

    For more information, please contact the Kelly Branch Library 863.834.4286, Lakeland Public Library 863.834.4268, or Larry R. Jackson Branch Library 863.834.4288  

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    Computer Classes at Lakeland Public Library

    Looking to develop your tech skills?  The Lakeland Public Library has tech classes designed for beginners, offered Wednesdays in February from 10 AM to 11:30 AM.  Registration is required for each class and opens one week before the class. 

    Microsoft Excel Basics
    Wednesday, Feb. 28th @ 10 am

    Learn how to create and save an Excel workbook, about columns and rows and how to edit data within them.
    Register for this classes beginning Wed, Feb. 21 @ 10 am

    Questions? Contact David Gonzalez at 863.834.4277 or David.Gonzalez@lakelandgov.net

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    Baby Storytime at Lakeland Public Library

    Join us at 11 AM on select Thursdays at the Lakeland Public Library for an interactive lapsit Baby Storytime with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays! 

    Baby Storytime is designed for ages birth to 2 years old. 

    Lakeland Public Library Baby Storytime (11 AM Thursdays)

    For more information, please contact Melissa Estrada at 863.834.4275.