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Scavenger Hunt Helps Celebrate National Library Week

This week, the Lake Wales Public Library encourages all community members to visit their website to explore and access virtual services and programs.

The Lake Wales Public Library offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including online training resources through Gale Courses and Gale Presents Udemy. The website also features downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, movies, television and magazines with their OverDrive, Hoopla and Flipster databases.

Don't miss wonderful educational and research tools through the Florida Electronic Library, genealogy research via HeritageQuest and Ancestry, as well as Lake Wales history archives including digitized newspapers, photos, maps and documents.

The Lake Wales Library Association and Florida's Natural Growers Foundation are sponsoring a National Library Week contest, Library App Digital Scavenger Hunt. The contest will enhance library users' knowledge of the Polk County Library Cooperative's App. Download the app, use the scavenger hunt form to answer eleven questions, turn the form in via email or at the Lake Wales Public Library. Request a copy of the Scavenger Hunt by emailing [email protected], or call 863-678-4004, extension 0. Entries must be received by 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10. A drawing will be held for a $50 gift card, as well as several Vera Bradley paperback book covers.

April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year's National Library Week is Welcome to your library, which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services.

During these challenging times, libraries of all types have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their patrons. Libraries across the country are making a difference in people's lives by providing electronic learning resources like online homework help and free wi-fi access for students and workers who may lack internet access at home.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.

For more information, visit the library's website at, or call 863.678.4004 ext. 0.


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