Family Fundamentals is a collaboration of organizations committed to strengthening families and our community by increasing access and awareness to resources and services. This Success By 6 parent resource center is a warm, welcoming place where parents and other family members come to access information, support services, and the tools they need to be the best parents they can be. Forty-two agencies offer services on site to provide a one-stop opportunity for parents. Parents come for one service or class and return for others. The center is located at 109 N. Kentucky Ave in Lakeland, in the same building as Explorations V Children’s Museum.
Weekly classes for ages 0-5 are offered for FREE! 2018-19 Schedule coming soon. Schedule follows Polk County Schools calendar. All classes are also listed on our calendar at www.lakelandmom.com/calendar.
The Lakeland Public Library is a member of the Polk County Library Cooperative, an inter local agreement between 13 municipalities with public libraries and the Board of County Commissioners, enabling all residents of the county, including those in the unincorporated area to have library services. Check out their fantastic programming for adults and children, including storytime, writing club for teens, children’s theatre, technology programs, summer programs, and more! Visit the website to see a full list of upcoming programs. You can also find them all on our calendar at www.lakelandmom.com/calendar.
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 www.lakelandmom.com/calendar.
Just for 2’s Story Time – Every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
3 to 5 Story Time – Every Thursday at 10:30am.
Programs includes stories, music, crafts, puppet shows, dancing, rhymes, and lots of fun!
Game night every other Friday – K-5th grade from 3-4:30 PM and ages 11-18 from 5-6:30PM
Family Fun Time event is from 3:30-6 PM on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Teen Fun Night is from 4:30-6 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Makerspace (currently for teens but watch for future kids program) is 4:30-6 PM on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Book Babies – Ages 18 months to 2 yrs old – select Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Storytime for Ages 3 to 5 yrs old – select Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
STEAM for Homeschoolers ages 8 to 12 yrs old – Select Fridays 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Visit our website for a full calendar of events – https://pclc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/bartow
Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 – Wednesday at 10:30am – Themed stories, singing, puppet shows, and crafts in the Children’s Room.
Bubbles & Bounces Storytime – ages 0-2 – Thursday at 10:30am
Terrific 2’s & 3’s Storytime – Thursday at 11:30am
Homeschool Club – Every Monday at 1:30pm
Lego Club – all ages – every other Tuesday at 4pm
Bilingual Story Time – select Saturdays at 10:45am
See a full schedule – http://hainescity.com/calendar.aspx?CID=23,&Keywords=&startDate=&enddate=&
Afternoon Craft – Mondays from 4:30 -5 pm
LEGO Hour – Tuesdays from 3-4pm
Storytime – Wednesdays from 10-11am
Visit our calendar – https://www.lakealfredlibrary.org/calendar
Pokemon Club – select Mondays at 2:30pm
Invent It Makerspace – grades 3 & up – select Mondays from 3-4pm
Paws to Read – select Mondays at 3:30pm – kids can come read to our therapy dogs and gain confidence in yourself!
Come Art with Me – select Tuesdays at 3:30pm
Preschool Story Time – ages 3-5 – Wednesdays at 10:30
Wii Wednesdays – ages 10 & up – Wednesdays at 3pm
Visit their website for a full list of programs for Kids and TEENS! http://mulberrylibrary.com/programs/
Many programs require advance registration.
Lego Club – Ages 6-12. Lego Club meets every Tuesday at 4-5PM.
Little Sprouts Story Time – ages 5 & under – Children enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and puppet shows that develop early literacy skills and promote interaction between parents and children. September through April on Tuesdays at 10:30AM, and Wednesdays at 9:30am.
Minecrafters – ages 6-12 – 3rd Friday of the month – a hands-on event for kids. Learn, play and share the world of Minecraft. Lego Minecraft and Minecraft Pocket Edition on iPads will be featured.
Saturday Afternoon Movies – Enjoy free movies provided the second and fourth Saturday of the month at 2pm in the Library’s movie theater. Movie titles are geared towards a family audience with a variety of G, PG and sometimes PG-13 ratings. Refreshments are available for a small charge.
Teen Planning Group – Earn community service hours by helping the librarians plan arts and crafts and STEM projects for kids of all ages. Ages 12-17
Visit the calendar for details – https://www.mywinterhaven.com/city-calendars/category/library/