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Library Hours: Monday 9-6:30;
                          Tuesday 9-6:30; Wednesday 9-5:30; Thursday
                          9-6:30; Friday 9-5:30; Saturday 9-3; Sunday we
                          are closed
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Located in Lake
                                          Wales, Florida, the Lake Wales
                                          Public Library has served our
                                          community since 1919. The
                                          original community library was
                                          a project of the Lake Wales
                                          Woman's Club. The organization
                                          accepted donations of books
                                          and magazines and set aside
                                          book shelves in their
                                          clubhouse for the Woman's Club
                                          Library. After outgrowing the
                                          few shelves in the clubhouse,
                                          the library moved to the Dixie
                                          Walesbilt Hotel in downtown
                                          Lake Wales, and then to a room
                                          in the Lake Wales City Hall.
                                          In 1957 a group of citizens
                                          formed The Lake Wales Library
                                          Association/Friends of the
                                          Library to raise capital to
                                          build a public library and
                                          encouraged the City of Lake
                                          Wales to create a new city
                                          department --Library Services.
                                          Through diligent efforts, the
                                          first public library building
                                          was erected on Cypress Gardens
                                          Lane, on the shores of Crystal
                                          Lake in 1960. It was expanded
                                          in 1991. The library now
                                          houses over 86,000 books,
                                          audiovisuals, kits, archives,
                                          periodicals, maps, clippings
                                          and software. The Lake Wales
                                          Public Library has come a long
                                          way from its proud beginning.

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