Next week is Celebrate National Library Week 2018 with the theme “Libraries Lead.”

We join all of the libraries in the Polk County Library Cooperative in celebrating the many ways libraries lead our communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.

Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study, they have also become creative and engaging community centers that host numerous events for children and adults. Visit to learn more about National Library Week!

National Library Week Lakeland

Libraries are truly an amazing resource for our communities. As a mom, I have found incredible value in the FREE programs for children held every week at libraries across Polk County. These storytimes, classes, and hands-on events are a perfect opportunity for children of all ages to learn, engage, hear stories, and expand their minds. When my kids were small, going to the library for a program each week was a great way to get out of the house and meet other families!

Here in Polk County, we have 17 libraries and a Bookmobile serving our communities. All of the libraries listed below are part of the Polk County Library Cooperative, which enables city-owned and operated public libraries to open their doors to all residents of the county, including those in the unincorporated area. That means you can borrow from and return books to any library listed below!

Our library listings include all of the regularly scheduled programs for children and teens at libraries across the county. Take a look down the list and you’ll realize how much our libraries have to offer! There are also many adult programs offered, check your local library website for more information.

Be sure to check directly with the library before you go in case of any schedule changes.

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The Larry Jackson Library is a branch of the Lakeland Public Library. Check out their fantastic programming for adults and children, including storytime, make & take crafts for kids, technology classes, and more! Visit the website to see a full list of upcoming programs. You can also find their kids programs on our calendar at

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The eLibrary is a branch of the Lakeland Public Library located in the Lake Miriam Shopping Center. Check the website for upcoming programs for children and adults.

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100 West Bridgers Avenue Auburndale Florida 33823 US
(863) 965-5548(863) 965-5548
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2150 South Broadway Avenue Bartow Florida 33830 US
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202 East Main Street Dundee Florida 33838 US
(863) 439-9424(863) 439-9424
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75 North 7th Street Eagle Lake Florida 33839 US
(863) 293-2914(863) 293-2914
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75 East Broadway Street Fort Meade Florida 33841 US
863 285-8287863 285-8287
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111 North 6th Street Haines City Florida 33844 US
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245 North Seminole Avenue Lake Alfred Florida 33850 US
863 291-5378863 291-5378
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290 Cypress Garden Lane Lake Wales Florida 33853 US
(863) 678-4004(863) 678-4004
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729-999 Northeast 5th Street Mulberry Florida 33860 US
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215 South Bougainvillea Avenue Polk City Florida 33868 US
863 984-4340863 984-4340
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325 Avenue A Northwest Winter Haven Florida 33881 US
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Getting a Library Card is EASY and FREE!

Anyone who lives within Polk County can get a library card for FREE. To obtain a card, present a valid picture ID, along with proof of current address to any library service desk, OR register online and bring in proof of address within 30 days to receive full library privileges. [Proof of address documents include: driver’s license, utility bill, voter’s registration card, rental agreement.] There is no minimum age requirement to apply for a library card. Children of any age can obtain a library card with parent/guardian permission. Teens with a driver’s license or ID can apply for their own library card.

With your library card you can:

  • Borrow materials
  • Reserve and renew materials
  • Download ebooks, music and movies
  • Access our online databases from home
  • Log on to our public access computers… and your card is valid at ANY public library in Polk County!

Thank you to ALL of our libraries for the value you bring to our communities! We celebrate you during National Library Week and the other 51 weeks of the year.

National Library Week 2018