PUBLIC LIBRARY AUBURNDALE
100 W Bridgers Avenue, Auburndale.
STORYTIME BOXES: 2 to 5 years, books, finger plays and crafts. One-week loan, adult library card required.
STEAM BOXES: Ages 5 to 13, hands-on learning with gadgets, instruments and more, two-week checkout, youth and adult card.
PAWS FOR READING: Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Read to Sophie the therapy dog.
HAINES CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
111 N. Sixth St., Haines City.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10:30am Wednesdays, ages 2-5. Free. Stories, singing, puppetry and crafts. Limited space available; First come first serve. Get a Craft instead of Story Time on August 17th.
BILINGUAL STORY TIME: 11 am August 6th. Age 2-5. Storytime in English and Spanish. Free. stories and a craft. Limited space available; First come first serve.
AMONG US: Mondays 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., middle school and high school. Free. group game. Bring your own device. youth room.
ANIMAL CROSSING FISHING TOURNAMENT: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, middle school and high school. Free. Bring your Nintendo Switch with the Animal Crossing game. An Animal Crossing game available for a Switch owner to play and a system with game available. First come first serve. youth room.
TEEN GAME NIGHT: 4pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays, ages 13-18. Free. Snacks provided. Board games, Nintendo Switch and Dungeons & Dragons.
LAKE ALFRED PUBLIC LIBRARY
245 N Seminole Avenue, Lake Alfred.
HISTORY TIME OF THE HONEY BEE: 10am to 11am on Wednesdays, ages 4 and under. Free. Must be accompanied by an adult.
AFTERNOON CRAFT: Mondays from 4pm to 4.30pm, ages 5+. Free. Must be accompanied by an adult.
LAKE WALES PUBLIC LIBRARY
290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales.
SMALL ART SHOW: Paint an original work of art on display at the Lake Wales Public Library until September. Age 5 through adults. Get free supplies from Nacrest Art Club starting August 8th while supplies last. Submit the completed artwork by September 2nd.
Wiggling and Giggling: 11:00am to 12:00pm Tuesdays, Walkers 4 and under and their carers. Free. Books, finger plays, action songs and rhymes.
ANIME CLUB: 1pm-2pm Saturdays, ages 13-18.
LAKELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Larry R. Jackson branch
eLibrary South Lakeland
1700 N Florida Avenue, Lakeland.
STORYTIME AT HOME: Check out a Storytime at Home kit for kids ages 2-5. The theme kit includes three to five picture books, an activity guide, a craft guide, songs and more. Current topics are dogs, cats, hedgehogs, dinosaurs, birthdays, the police and the fire brigade. Larry R. Jackson branch.
STORYTIME AT HOME: Check out a Storytime at Home Kit for ages 2-5. Pick up some books from the display table, grab a sheet of suggested songs and rhymes, and ask for a craft at the desk. eLibrary South Lakeland.
MEDULLA RESOURCE CENTER
1049 Parker Road, Lakeland.
TIME OF NEIGHBORHOOD HISTORY: 10am-12pm, August 18, Preschoolers through 6 years old. For free. A costumed character reads stories from a children’s book. Practical activities follow. Snacks provided. Presented by Polk County Parks & Recreation. Limited capacity. 863-647-4035. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Medulla-Community-Center/202835616435593
MULBERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY
905 Fifth St. NE, Mulberry.
MULBERRY CIVIC CENTER
901 Fifth St. NE, Mulberry.
GET A STORYTIME BOOK LIST: All day, August 17, for children aged 5 and under.
CRAFTS TO GO: All day, Mondays through August, K-12. Get a kit at the reception. August 8: Adjust Pen Kit; August 15: Customize Journal Kit; August 22: Pom Pom Bookmark; August 29: Make a button kit.
SATURDAY ESCAPES: 9:30am to 11:30am all ages. Second Saturdays: Puzzles; 3rd Saturday: Coloring; fourth Saturdays: word puzzles. youth room.
WINTER HAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
325 ave. A NW, Winter Haven.
LITTLE SPROSS STORY TIME: 10:30am to 11:30am Tuesdays and Wednesdays, ages 5 and up. Free. Stories, songs, finger plays and puppet shows. Registration required.
LEGO CLUB: 4pm to 5pm Tuesdays, ages 6 to 12. Free. lego blocks. Creations to be exhibited the following week.
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