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Library Cancels Events, Suspends Bookmobile Services

Director Suggests Ordering Books by Mail

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the Lake Wales Public Library will postpone the book signing for Tom Freeman's Florida originally scheduled for March 16. Library staff can provide Freeman's contact information for those who would like to purchase a book directly from him.

The Library also will cancel all programming for children ages five and under, Pokemon Card Club and Tuesday afternoon teen programs, including Dungeons and Dragons. Call 863.678.4004, extension 224 to confirm other regularly scheduled youth services programs.

The Polk County Library Cooperative's Bookmobile will suspend services effective March 18. The PCLC Bookmobile is operated by the Lake Wales Public Library. Information on material returns, or other questions may be directed to [email protected] or 863.678.4004. Bookmobile materials may be returned to any Polk County Library Cooperative site. For a list of locations visit

To sign up for the PCLC Bookmobile's weekly email schedules and updates please email [email protected] or call 863.678.4004.

Library patrons are encouraged to utilize the Polk County Library Cooperative's Books by Mail service, BMail. This service is free to all residents of Polk County. Materials are delivered to your home via mail. Individuals who are short or long term homebound qualify for free delivery and returns. Able body individuals receive free delivery, but must return items to any Polk County Library Cooperative site.,For the details and how to access BMail service please call 863.679.4441, or toll free 866.679.4441. Questions may also be emailed to [email protected].

Upcoming Lake Wales Public Library sponsored events that are still scheduled include Yoga at the Library, Coloring for Grownups, Genealogy Workshop – Using Census Records in Genealogy Research and all Book Discussions.

The Lake Wales Public Library's website includes many resources and digital products. Visit for Flipster Digital Magazines, OverDrive and Hoopla Digital eBooks, Audiobooks, movies and television shows.

Our website and Lake Wales Public Library Facebook pages will have updates on closures, cancellations and other information. Call 863.678.4004, extension 221 or email [email protected] for details.


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