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Youth Services Department

February 2024 Events

Lake Wales Arts Council Student Art Show!

February 1st to February 29th

Join us at the Lake Wales Public Library to celebrate the vibrant and imaginative works of talented local students! The Lake Wales Arts Council is thrilled to present a diverse collection of art, showcasing the creativity and skills of our young artists.

From paintings to pottery, and from photography to mixed media, this exhibition promises a kaleidoscope of styles and expressions. It's a fantastic opportunity for art enthusiasts and supporters of the arts to witness the budding talent within our community.

This is more than just an art show; it's a celebration of youth, creativity, and community spirit. Don't miss this chance to support our student artists and enjoy an array of stunning artworks.

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A Message from the

Lake Wales Library Association:


The Lake Wales Library Association Celebrates 70th Anniversary - Chartered February 1954


In 1953 a meeting spearheaded by the Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce's Library Committee was held. Those present were members of civic organizations, educators, business leaders and community members, all agreed that Lake Wales needed a publicly funded library.


This was the earliest meeting of what was chartered as the Lake Wales Library Association

in February 1954.


Organizations represented in the earliest days of the Lake Wales Library Association included the Lake Wales Woman's Club, Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Women of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary, Rotary Club, Optimist Club, VFW Auxiliary, American Association of University Women, Lake Wales Garden Club, PTAs of Polk Avenue Elementary, Central Elementary and Hillcrest Elementary.


Join us to celebrate these dedicated citizens and organizations who led the campaign to provide public library services and build the new Lake Wales Public Library in 1960. 

The Lake Wales Library Association will again join with the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. for a celebration during Business After Hours at the Lake Wales Public Library. 

February 12 – 16 is Love Your Library Week. This annual membership drive is held in the library’s main lobby. Join or renew your membership to LWLA and you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of five wonderful gift baskets.


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The Library will close at Noon on Saturday, February 10th for the Mardi Gras Parade

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