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Libraries in Lakeland + Polk County

Wondering where the libraries are in Lakeland? We have 3 libraries that are part of the larger Polk County Library Cooperative that includes 16 local libraries here in Polk County, FL.

The library is our favorite place for free indoor fun! You can explore the shelves looking for a new book to read, attend storytime, use a computer, learn something new, and so much more.

Looking for more things to do indoors? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Indoor Activities in Lakeland + Polk County. You’ll find a variety of ideas for things to do with kids including arcades, indoor play areas, museums, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and more. 

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Bartow Public Library

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 –

2150 South Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830
Dundee Public Library

Preschool Story Hour every Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 am during the months of September to May.

202 East Main Street, Dundee, Florida 33838
Eagle Lake Public Library
75 North 7th Street, Eagle Lake, Florida 33839
Fort Meade Public Library

Part of the Polk County Library Cooperative. The Fort Meade Library offers storytime, summer reading programs, printing, computers, and more.

75 East Broadway Street, Fort Meade, Florida 33841
Frostproof - Latt Maxcy Memorial Library
15 North Magnolia Avenue, Frostproof, Florida 33843
Haines City Public Library

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111 North 6th Street, Haines City, Florida 33844
Kelly Branch Library - Lakeland

The Kelly Branch Library is open! Conveniently located inside the Kelly Recreation Complex at 404 Imperial Blvd., the Kelly Branch Library is Lakeland’s newest small public library branch (formerly the eLibrary at Lake Miriam, which is now closed). At this location, library users can browse and borrow from collections of popular library materials for children and adults, Get a library card, Pick up requested items in self-serve book lockers, Return materials borrowed from any public library, Access free WiFi, Print, Fax, Scan, Receive technology assistance, Check out Chromebooks for use within the facility.

404 Imperial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Lake Alfred Public Library

Afternoon Craft – Mondays from 4:30 -5 pm

LEGO Hour – Tuesdays from 3-4pm

Storytime – Wednesdays from 10-11am

Visit our calendar –

245 North Seminole Avenue, Lake Alfred, Florida 33850
Lake Wales Public Library

Drop In Crafts – All day Monday

Tail Waggin Tutors – Monday 3-4pm

Wiggles & Giggles Toddler Story Time – ages 1-3 – Tuesday at 11am

Pokemon Card Club – Tuesday at 3:30-4:30pm

Curious Kids STEAM program – ages 4-8 – Wednesdays at 11am

Lego Mania – All day on Thursdays

290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Lakeland Public Library

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

STEM Programs + LEGO Building | Homeschool Enrichment - General | Libraries | Storytime
100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Larry R. Jackson Branch Library - Lakeland Public Library

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

1700 N Florida Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Mulberry Public Library

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!
Many programs require advance registration.

729-999 Northeast 5th Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
PCLC Bookmobile

The PCLC Bookmobile operates in unincorporated Polk County and incorporated cities without public library services. The Polk County Library Cooperative’s mobile branch library will serve residents Wednesdays through Saturdays. Email to be placed on the email reminder list. Click here for details and a schedule –

Polk City Community Library

Preschool Story Hour – Thursday mornings at 11 a.m.

215 South Bougainvillea Avenue, Polk City, Florida 33868
Winter Haven Public Library

The Winter Haven Library hosts Lego Club, Little Sprouts Story Time, Minecrafters, Family Movies, Teen Activities. Visit the Winter Haven Library calendar for details.

Teen Volunteer Opportunities | Libraries | Storytime
325 Avenue A Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881

100+ Things to Do with Kids

Check out our Ultimate List of Things to Do with Kids in Lakeland + Polk County to find indoor fun, outdoor fun, free things to do, seasonal activities, and more.