JUST FOR KIDS

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AUBURNDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

100 W. Bridgers Ave., Auburndale.

863-965-5548

www.auburndalefl.com/library/

STORYTIME BOXES: ages 2 to 5, books, fingerplays and crafts. One-week checkout, must have an adult library card.

S.T.E.A.M. BOXES: ages 5 to 13, hands-on learning with gadgets, instruments and more, two-week checkout, youth and adult card.

PAWS FOR READING: 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Free. Come read to Sophie, the therapy dog.

HAINES CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

111 N. Sixth St., Haines City.

863-421-3633.

https://hainescity.com/171/Library

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, ages  2-5. Free. Stories, singing, a puppet show and crafts.

KIDS GAME NIGHT: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays; ages 5 to 12. Free. Games including board games, Nintendo Switch and Minecraft.

AMONG US: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, ages 13 to 18. Free. Group play. Bring your own device for game play.

ANIMAL CROSSING: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, ages 13 to 18. Free. Fish, catch bugs and trade supplies. Requires a Nintendo Switch with Animal Crossing. One Animal Crossing game is available to play during game time. First come, first served.

TEEN GAME NIGHT: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, ages 13-18. Free. Snacks provided. Board games, Nintendo Switch and Dungeons & Dragons. Board games and various switch games available for group gaming.

POKEMON-GO IN THE PARK: noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 13, all ages. Lake Eva Park, 555 Ledwith Ave., Haines City. Trainers are invited to join the Haines City Public Library at Lake Eva Park for collecting, raiding and fun.

LAKE ALFRED PUBLIC LIBRARY

245 N. Seminole Ave., Lake Alfred.

863-291-5378

https://www.mylakealfred.com/calendar.aspx?CID=33&showPastEvents=false

HONEYBEE STORY TIME: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, ages up to 4. Free. Must be accompanied by an adult.

AFTERNOON CRAFT: 4 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, ages 5 and up. Free. Must be accompanied by an adult.

LAKE WALES PUBLIC LIBRARY

290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales.

863-678-4004

www.cityoflakewales.com/Library

TINY ART SHOW: Paint an original piece of art to be displayed at the Lake Wales Public Library through the month of September. Ages 5 through adults. Pick up free supplies provided by the Nalcrest Art Club  while supplies last. Turn in finished artwork by Sept. 2.

WIGGLES AND GIGGLES: 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, walkers through age 4 and their caregivers. Free. Books, fingerplays, action songs and rhymes.

ANIME CLUB: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, ages 13-18.

MEDULLA RESOURCE CENTER

1049 Parker Road, Lakeland.

863-647-4035

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Medulla-Community-Center/202835616435593

BUSY BEES SPORTS EXPLORERS: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, ages 3 to 6, must be accompanied by adult. Free. Limited to 15. August's featured sport: Floor hockey. Presented by Polk County Parks & Recreation. Contact cherryalston@polk-county. net. https://www.facebook.com/PolkCoFLParksAndRec/events.

NEIGHBORHOOD STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 18,  preschool children up to age 6. A costumed character reads stories from "Turtle Island" by Kevin Sherry.
NEIGHBORHOOD STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 18, preschool children up to age 6. A costumed character reads stories from "Turtle Island" by Kevin Sherry.

NEIGHBORHOOD STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 18,  preschool children up to age 6. Free. A costumed character reads stories from "Turtle Island" by Kevin Sherry. Hands-on activities follows. Snacks provided.  Presented by Polk County Parks & Recreation.

https://www.facebook.com/PolkCoFLParksAndRec/events.

MULBERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY

905 Fifth St. NE, Mulberry.

MULBERRY CIVIC CENTER

901 Fifth St. NE, Mulberry.

863-425-3246

www.mulberrylibrary.com/

PICK UP A STORYTIME BOOK LIST: all day, Aug. 17, ages up to 5 years.

TAKE HOME BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFTS: 8 to 8:45 a.m. Monday through Saturday through Aug. 29. A different craft each week. No in-person programming for children in August.

WABASH COMMUNITY CENTER

1230 Southern Ave., Lakeland.

863-284-4223

https://www.facebook.com/PolkCoFLParksAndRec

FAMILY GAME NIGHT: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19, Free. Life size board games, prizes and giveaways. Nacho bar snacks; first come, first served. Presented by Polk County Parks & Recreation.

WINTER HAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

325 Ave. A NW, Winter Haven.

863-291-5880

www.mywinterhaven.com/library/

LITTLE SPROUTS STORY TIME: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, ages 5 and younger. Free. Stories, songs, fingerplays and puppet shows. Registration required.

LEGO CLUB: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, ages 6 to 12. Free. Lego blocks. Creations displayed the following week.

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