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Library Programs


Book Reviews & Clubs

Chit Chat & Interact
Computer Classes
Excellence in Reading
Little Sprouts Story Time
Saturday Afternoon Movies

Schedule of Upcoming Programs-See Library News
Summer Reading Program


Book Reviews & Clubs
Tuesday Book Club - 3rd Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise noted – denoted by *) at 4 p.m. in the Historical Conference Room of the Library.  Click here for book list/schedule.

Wednesday Book Review - 2nd Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. from October through February.  Click here for more information.

Chit Chat & Interact

Parents and caregivers share interactive play time with children in order to continue building early literacy skills taught in story time.  Available through May 14, 2014.

Computer Classes.
The Library will be offering technology classes beginning in May in the new SEEDLab.  The schedule is still being finalized, but here are just some of of the classes to be expected: Appy Hour, Create a Flyer, Digital Photo Editing, Email Basics, Instagram, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Pinterest, and PowerPoint.  When ready, a link to the schedule will be on our homepage as well as posted to Facebook and Twitter

Excellence in Reading is a very successful program at the library. Children read specific books and are tested on a computer. There are a set number of books to read and incentives awarded along the way. The Excellence in Reading program is  for ages 5-17.

Click here to for a list of reading titles.
 
Little Sprouts Story Time is held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 & 11:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room through May 14, 2014. Children enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and puppet shows that develop early literacy skills and promote interaction between parents and children.  Also see Chit Chat & Interact.

Saturday Afternoon Movies.  Enjoy free movies provided the second and fourth Saturday of the month in the Library’s movie theater at 2 p.m.  Movie titles are geared towards a family audience with a variety of G, PG and sometimes PG-13 ratings.  Refreshments are available for a small charge.
Click here for schedule.

Summer Reading Program is a State Library of Florida sponsored program. This program is conducted throughout the summertime for children of all ages. Activities include: puppet shows, performers, storytellers,  reading logs and arts and crafts.
The schedule will be posted when it becomes available.


Did you know you can renew your books using the online catalog? Just click the Catalog link below.  

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Library Address:

Winter Haven Public Library
325 Avenue A, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Click here for directions.

Library Phone:

863-291-5880
    Option 1: Hours/Directions
    Option 2: Reference Desk
    Option 3: Children's Desk
    Option 4: Check-out Desk


Library Hours:

Note: Public access computers shut down 15 minutes before closing.

New hours as of May 14, 2012.

 

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


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

 

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