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314 N. New Hampshire Ave.
Tavares, FL 32778

Phone: (352) 742-6204

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9:30am - 3:00pm

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

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Library Announcements

Thanksgiving holiday schedule (Nov. 25-28, 2020)

Our libraries will close early or be closed during Thanksgiving week. Read on for details.

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Posted: 11/19/2020


New hours starting this November: Astor County Library, Cagan Crossings Community Library (Four Corners), East Lake County Library (Sorrento), Lady Lake Public Library, Leesburg Public Library, Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library (Groveland), Paisley County Library, Tavares Public Library, Umatilla Public Library, W.T. Bland Public Library (Mount Dora)

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Posted: 11/4/2020

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: 9/29/2020

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.

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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 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

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. To order items, call 352-742-6204 or email aarmstrong@tavares.org ..

SERVICE: Staff will help with library items and printing/faxing 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.

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Posted: 3/17/2020