Welcome to the Lake County Library System located in Lake County, Florida. Your gateway to a world of information

Login: Patron Staff Tutor   |   Text Size: A A A
search   
COVID-19 Information & Resources

Location

314 N. New Hampshire Ave.
Tavares, FL 32778
Directions

Phone: (352) 742-6204


Go to Web Site

Hours

Sun:
Closed
Mon:
9:30am - 6:00pm
Tue:
9:30am - 6:00pm
Wed:
9:30am - 6:00pm
Thu:
9:30am - 6:00pm
Fri:
9:30am - 6:00pm
Sat:
10:00am - 2:00pm

Library Staff

Rebecca Campbell Library Director
Marli Lopez Library Reference
Ashley Armstrong Circulation Supervisor
Valerie Madden Youth Services
Carl Simple Teen Coordinator
Ann Massaro Daily Operations
April Mazak Technical Services

Library Links

Library Announcements

Only at the Tavares Public Library. Exam proctoring available starting October 1, 2020. $25 fee. Pencil on paper.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Ashley Armstrong, Circulation Supervisor, at aarmstrong@tavares.org or 352-742-6204.


Posted: Yesterday

Late fines restart October 1, 2020

Please return library items to any of our open libraries by their due dates to avoid late fines. Read our FAQ.

  View Press Release
Posted: 9/23/2020

 Visiting? Call ahead! We have a 25-person capacity. 352-742-6204. Phone. Circle.


Posted: 8/24/2020

Tavares Public Library awarded two public humanities grants in 2020:

Sponsored by Florida Humanities and PBS Books Life, Liberty + Libraries.

Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters, is a national public humanities initiative sponsored by the Library of America.


Posted: 5/13/2020

Products available online through the Tavares Public Library:

Creativebug

Creativebug has 1,000+ award-winning instructional videos for artists and makers of all levels. This includes videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking, and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily. Downloadable patterns, templates and recipes are also available. Use your Tavares library card to access it here.


Posted: 5/13/2020

Libraries have limited reopening and/or curbside service.

As of August 17, 2020, patrons must return checkouts by their due date to avoid fees. All previous fines and fees will remain. Please view our press release for more details.

The Tavares Public Library will observe a limited reopening starting Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

OCCUPANCY: 25 patron capacity. 

CURBSIDE PICKUP: Available Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Service must be requested 24 hours in advance. To order items, call 352-742-6204, email aarmstrong@tavares.org or use the online catalog.

SERVICE: Staff will help with library items and printing needs.

RETURNS: Not accepted inside the library. Please use the 24-hour outdoor book drop.

RENEWALS: Not accepted inside the library. Call the library or use your online account.

COMPUTERS: Stations are 6 ft. apart with a 1-hour daily max usage.

MEETING & STUDY ROOMS: Reservation required for study rooms A and B. Please contact the library 24 hours in advance to make a reservation. There is a two-person max per room.

LOITERING: No extended visits. Groups wishing to visit the library must make a reservation with Rebecca Campbell, Library Director.

GROUPS: Guardians and their children must stay together.

MASKS: Recommended for everyone while visiting the library.

CDC GUIDELINES: Follow their latest COVID-19 recommendations.

For library card questions, email servreq@mylakelibrary.org.

  View Press Release


Posted: 3/17/2020

2020 election dates

Presidential Preference Primary = March 17 (early voting March 5-14)
Primary = August 18 (early voting August 6-15)
General = November 3 (early voting October 19-31)

Register to vote or update your voter record online at www.lakevotes.com

  View Press Release


Posted: 1/13/2020