FREE Summer Programs at Lakeland & Polk County Libraries

2018-05-30T17:35:55+00:00 May 15, 2018|Summer Fun, Things to Do|

Many of the libraries in Polk County offer special summer programs in addition to regularly scheduled kids activities that happen year-round. Summer programs include a variety of hands-on activities, performances, guest speakers, guest animals, musicians, etc. – they are not your traditional storytime. All library programs are FREE! 

All of these programs are on our calendar, along with year-round kids and teen activities at the Lakeland Public Library, Larry Jackson Branch Library, and eLibrary South Lakeland.

Don’t miss our list of Summer Reading Programs to learn how kids can earn prizes for tracking their summer reading!

Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County
Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Lakeland Public Library

100 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801
Website  /  Facebook  /  (863) 834-4280

The Lakeland Library will host summer programming at the main library on Fridays at 10am. This year’s theme is Libraries Rock – come “rock around the world” with us as we learn about world music. Drop in anytime between 10am-12pm.

*This is a new summer program the library started in 2017. Due to limited space and the nature of the events, summer camps, daycares, and large groups cannot be accommodated.

Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Lakeland Public Library – Larry R. Jackson Branch

1700 N Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805
Website  /  Facebook  /  (863) 834-4288

The Larry Jackson Branch Library will host summer programming on Thursdays at 2pm. Join us as we travel around the world and experience new cultures. Each week will feature fun activities and musical crafts from around the world.

*This is a new summer program the library started in 2017. Due to limited space and the nature of the events, summer camps, daycares, and large groups cannot be accommodated.

Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

eLibrary South Lakeland

4740 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813
Website  /  Facebook  /  863-838-4507

Make new friends and find your new favorite book at our summer reading book club! Select Saturdays at 10:30am.
Book Buzz is a book club for kids where everyone reads whatever they like. Bring the book you’ve been reading with you to the meeting and we’ll have a book show-and-tell and other fun and creative activities.

Book Buzz dates:  June 9 / June 23 / July 7 / July 21
Space is limited and registration is required. Registration will open 1 week before the event date.

Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Auburndale Public Library

100 West Bridgers Avenue, Auburndale , FL 33823
Website  /  (863) 965-5548

The Auburndale Library will host special guests Thursdays at 2pm from June 21 – July 19. Special programs are held at the Auburndale Civic Center – 115 W Park St, Auburndale, FL 33823. Click to enlarge the flyer and see program details.

Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Bartow Public Library

2150 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830
Website  /  Facebook  /  863-534-0131

The Bartow Public Library’s Super Summer Shows are designed for children ages 6 yrs. and up. Children under 6 are welcome to attend as long as they sit with an adult and sit quietly and still. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis, and doors open 15 min. prior to the performance. All shows take place Wednesday from 10:30 -11:30 AM. Additional parking is available across the street. Click to enlarge flyer for a list of shows.

Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County
Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Dundee Public Library

202 E. Main Street, Dundee, FL 33838
Website  /  863-439-9424

 The Dundee Public Library hosts summer programs on Wednesdays at 10am at the Dundee Community Center – 603 Lake Marie Blvd, Dundee, FL 33838.
Click the flyer to enlarge for more details. Pre-registration required in person at the library or by calling 863-439-9424.
Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Fort Meade Public Library

75 East Broadway St., Fort MeadeFL 33841
Website  /  863 285-8287

The Fort Meade Library offers programs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with their special programs on Thursdays at 10am. Click to enlarge flyer for details.

Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Latt Maxcy Memorial Library – Frostproof

15 N. Magnolia Avenue, FrostproofFL 33843
Facebook  /  (863) 635-7857

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Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Haines City Public Library

111 North 6th Street, Haines CityFL 33844
Website  /  Facebook  /  863-421-3633

The Haines City Library will host special guests on Tuesdays at 10:30am from June 5 – July 17. Special programs are held at the Lake Eva Community Center – 555 Ledwith Ave, Haines City, FL 33844. Click to enlarge the flyer and see program details.

**The Family Water Park & Pool at Lake Eva opens at noon – make a day of it and attend a library program then head to the pool. Click for pool details.**

Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Lake Alfred Public Library

245 N. Seminole Avenue, Lake AlfredFL 33850
Website  /  863 291-5378

The Lake Alfred Library is hosting summer programs at Lake Alfred Elementary – 550 E Cummings St, Lake Alfred, FL 33850. Programs will be held in their cafeteria, except the Touch-A-Truck/K-9 Demo, which will be held outside. Programs are on select Mondays & Fridays at 2pm. Please join us for ALL KINDS of activities. Everyone is WELCOME! For more details click here.

Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Lake Wales Public Library

290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales, FL 33853
Website  /  Facebook  /  (863) 678-4004

The Lake Wales Library will host special guests on Thursdays at 10:30am from June 14 – July 19. Special programs are held at the Lake Wales Woman’s Club – 275 E Park Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853. Click to enlarge the flyer and see program details.

Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Mulberry Public Library

905 NE 5th, MulberryFL 33860
Website  /  Facebook  /  863-425-3246

The Mulberry Public Library hosts special programs on various dates during the summer at the Mulberry Civic Center901 NE 5th St, Mulberry, FL 33860.

Click to enlarge flyers for more details and visit the Mulberry Library Calendar for upcoming events and to register for summer programs.

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Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Polk City Community Library

215 S. Bougainvillea Avenue, Polk CityFL 33868
Website  /  863 984-4340

The Polk City Library has a variety of summer programming planned on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Events are held at the Donald Bronson Community Center– 124 Bronson Trail, Polk City, FL 33868, as well as Freedom Park7750 Berkley Rd, Polk City, FL 33868.

Click to enlarge flyer for full details. Note that events with a red star require you to register in advance at the library to get a ticket.

Summer Library Programs Lakeland Winter Haven Polk County

Winter Haven Public Library

325 Avenue A NW, Winter HavenFL 33881
Website  /  Facebook  /  863-291-5880

Join the Winter Haven Library for FREE Summer Programs on Thursdays at 10:30am. See flyer for more details. Space is limited, registration required – https://www.eventbrite.com

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3 Comments

  1. […] Learn about world music at Lakeland Library Summer Programs […]

  2. SHERRY CHASTAIN June 19, 2018 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I am a grandma from arkansas and asking if you offer the CODING FOR KIDS this summer.?
    I have a very smart grandson with video games, just smart period. Love to see them get into libraries much more and parents see all the neat summer activities for them. Their other grandma will probably be staying with their two kids. Lakeland is an awesome city!

    Grandma Sherry

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