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About Us

Welcome to the Winter Haven Public Library website. The Library is owned and operated by the City of Winter Haven in beautiful Central Florida.

Mission Statement: The Winter Haven Public Library provides a place to improve the quality of life for our city’s diverse communities by offering accessible information, ideas, books and technology that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment and enjoyment.

Library History: Winter Haven Public Library was founded in 1910, by a group of civic minded young men. Many people helped the library during its early days; Dr. Mary Jewett, the Inman Family, and the Woman’s Club to name a few. The Woman’s Civic League assumed sponsorship of the library in 1915, and in 1952, the City of Winter Haven took over management and daily library operations.  Check our out digital collection of historical pictures and documents about the Library.  Click here.


Library Board: The Winter Haven Public Library has a Library Advisory Board consisting of five members from the local community. These five members meet on the first Tuesday in March, June, September and December at 5 p.m. in the Historical Conference Room at the library.




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Library Closings

Winter Haven Public Library
325 Avenue A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881

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    Option 1: Hours/Directions
    Option 2: Reference Desk
    Option 3: Children's Desk
    Option 4: Check-out Desk


Monday & Wednesday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.