AUBURNDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
100 W. Bridgers Avenue, Auburndale.
TALE BOXES: 2 to 5 years old, books, finger games and crafts. One week departure, must have an adult library card.
STEAM BOXES: from 5 to 13 years old, practical learning with gadgets, instruments…, cash box over two weeks, youth and adult card.
PAWS TO READ: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays. Free. Come and read to Sophie, the therapy dog.
PRESCHOOL CRAFTS AND TALES: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, ages 2 to 5, 10:30 a.m. crafts; 10:45 a.m. story time.
FAMILY EVENING – BEACH: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 19, beach crafts.
BARTOW PUBLIC LIBRARY
2150 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow.
TEEN MAKER SPACE: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 16, 13 to 18 years old, Free.
PAWS TO READ: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 18. Come read to the visiting dogs and receive a free book.
FORT MEADE PUBLIC LIBRARY
75 East Broadway Street, Fort Meade
MAKER MONDAY: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, ages 8 to 18. Free.
CHESS: Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., ages 8 to 18. Free.
CHILDREN’S ART: 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Thursdays, ages 5 to 18. Free.
GIRLS WHO CODE: Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., ages 8 to 18. Free.
CITY OF HAINES PUBLIC LIBRARY
111 N. Sixth St., Haines City.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, ages 2 to 5. Free. Stories, songs, a puppet show and a craft. Limited space available; first come, first served.
AMONG US: Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., middle school and high school. Free. Group game. Several devices available or bring your own device.
MARIO KART: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 7, elementary and middle school. Free. Group game. All supplies provided. Eight players at a time.
MINECRAFT: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 7, elementary and middle school. Free. Group play; seven players at a time.
LAKE ALFRED PUBLIC LIBRARY
245 N. Seminole Ave., Lake Alfred.
DIY AFTERNOON: Monday from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 years old. Free. Must be accompanied by an adult.
STORY TIME: Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., up to 4 years old. Must be accompanied by an adult.
LAKE OF WALES PUBLIC LIBRARY
290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales
GIGGLES AND GIGGLES: from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, walkers up to 4 years old and their companions. Free. Books, finger games, action songs and nursery rhymes.
ANIME CLUB: Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., 13-18 years old.
LAKELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Larry R. Jackson Branch
1700 N. Florida Ave, Lakeland
STORYTIME AT HOME: from 2 to 5 years old, discover a themed storytime kit. Each kit includes three to five books, an activity guide, and more, all centered around a specific topic (like birthdays, police and fire, hedgehogs, and dinosaurs).
MEDULLA RESOURCE CENTER
1049 Parker Road, Lakeland
BUSY BEE SPORTS EXPLORERS: 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, ages 3-6, must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Limited to 15. Presented by Polk County Parks & Recreation. Contact [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/events/591830545194199/.
NEIGHBORHOOD STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., June 16, preschool up to 6 years old. Free. A costumed character reads stories from a children’s book. Practical activities follow. Snack provided. Presented by Polk County Parks & Recreation. Limited capacity. 863-647-4035. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Medulla-Community-Center/202835616435593
MULBERRY CIVIC CENTER
901 Fifth St. NE, Mulberry.
POKEMON CLUB: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 6, June 20, ages 7 to 14, . Free. Swap cards and battle.
GAME ON FOR KIDS: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 27, elementary school students. Civic Center. Free. Puzzles and board games.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, up to 5 years old. Civic Center. Free. Tales and songs.
GAME ABOUT TEENS AND TWEENS: 1:30 p.m. Tweens; 2:30 p.m. Teens, June 23, Civic Center. Free. Puzzles, board games and video games.
READING DETECTIVES: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 14, from 3rd to 5th year. Civic Center. Free. Review “Pirates Afternoon”.
BOOKS AND CRAFTS: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. home school; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Grades 1-5, June 7. Free. Highlight a picture book and create a craft to go along with the story.
OVERBOOKING: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 9, middle school students. Civic Center. Free. Reading Club. Review of “”Storm Runner”.”
TWISTED TALES: 2:30-3:30 p.m. June 16, grades 9-12. Civic Center. Free. High school book club. Review “Fable”.
CREATE & CRUNCH: 1:30 p.m. high school, 2:30 p.m. college, June 2. Civic Center. Free. Make crafts inspired by the books. Theme: Pirates/treasure.
PENCIL EXPRESSION: 10 a.m. June 21, elementary school; 1:30 p.m. June 16, middle school; 2:30 p.m. June 9, high school. Civic Center. Free. Writing club. Snack provided.
FAMILY CRAFTS: all day, June 4, all ages, Teen Room. Free. Family craft. Hackers hate.
PIRATE TALES: 2 to 3 p.m. June 15, Civic Center. Free. Children dressed in colorful pirate clothing, storyteller Katie Adams brings these stories to life with a treasure chest full of props and costumes, vivid landscapes, parrot puppets and audience participation.
HORA DE CUENTO FAMILY MANUALIADES/FAMILY STORYTIME AND CRAFTS: 10:30 a.m. June 16, 23, all ages, families, Civic Center. Free. Family story time and crafts in Spanish.
MARINE MEGAFAUNA WITH THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 22, all ages, families, Civic Center. Free. This Florida Aquarium game show-like program will be filled with biological facts and interactives suitable for all ages.
PIRATES ADVENTURE: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 29, all ages, families, Civic Center. Pirate Pete has lost his precious treasure and he needs you to help him find it. Magic, balloons, audience participation and comedy with The Amazing Marco.
WINTER HAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven
LEGO CLUB: Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 6 to 12 years old. Free. Lego blocks. Creations exhibited the following week.
TEEN BOOK CLUB: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 9, second Thursdays, ages 13-17. Free.
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