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Pledge to Slow Down

JULY 14, 2017

To avoid crashes, I need time to see and stop for bicyclists, walkers and other vehicles. Speed kills. Driving slower can make the difference between life and death. Getting there safe is better than not getting there. Every driver, passenger, … Continue reading

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Library Programs

AUGUST 18, 2016

For more information on programming and other events contact the library at 863-291-5378 or visit the website. LIBRARY HOURS Monday-Friday    9 am – 6 pm Saturday   9 am – 3 pm

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Current Events

  • Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing

    The Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearings are held on the third Thursday of every month. Please visit the Agendas and Minutes page for more information on the current meeting topics.  You can also visit the Special Magistrate page for more … Continue reading

  • Parks and Recreation Board

    The Parks and Recreation Board generally meets on the third Thursday of every other month. Please visit the Agendas and Minutes page for more information on the current meeting topics.  You can also visit the Parks and Recreation Board page … Continue reading

  • Forest Magic Walk at Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve

    Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve Presents:

    Forest Magic

    A free organized retreat away from the stresses of daily living

    Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

    Join our guide, Steve Franklin, for a tranquil stroll along one of the trails in our Preserve. There, you will visit shaded coves where the group can pause to participate in stress reducing mental exercises and enjoy the calming effects of nature poems. The program allows participants an opportunity to consciously immerse themselves in the redemptive air, sights, and sounds that forests so generously provide. By the end of the walk you will likely feel as calm, relaxed, and refreshed as you would after enjoying a warm bubble bath. It’s worth a try.

    Reservations required. Contact the Parks Department at: 863-291-5272 or [email protected]

  • Master Gardener Workshop

    The Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve Free Community Gardening Workshop Hosted by:  Polk County Master Gardener’s Speaker Bureau The first Thursday of every month @ 10:00 a.m. Come and enjoy Florida Friendly gardening workshops, sponsored by  Florida Master Gardeners and … Continue reading

Library Events

  • Storytime on Wednesdays

    Bring your babies & toddlers to the Lake Alfred Public Library for Storytime on Wednesday mornings from 10am till 11am for music, reading books & making a craft … what’s not to like??

  • Adult Coloring Hour

    Come to your Lake Alfred Library for an adult coloring hour held every Monday & Wednesday from 12pm till 1pm.  Coloring for Meditation, Relaxation & Focus … join us & find out for yourself why coloring books for adults could … Continue reading

  • FREE Computer/Tablet/Smartphone Classes

    FREE beginner’s computer/ tablet/ smartphone class taught by our mayor, Charles Lake. Class will be held at your Lake Alfred Public Library every Friday in January from 2 till 3pm.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sales in January

    Come to the Lake Alfred Public Library for the Friends of the Library Book Sales! Come anytime from 9am till 12pm on all Saturdays in January – 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th – to browse our Friends of the Library Book Store, … Continue reading

  • FREE Jewelry Classes in JANUARY

    Please join Kate Lehne at your Lake Alfred Public Library for FREE jewelry classes during the month of January – on Saturdays the 6th & 20th from 10am till 11:30am. Class is FREE (included are the wire & clasps for necklaces … Continue reading

  • Afternoon Craft on Mondays

    Come join us for an Afternoon Craft on Monday afternoons with Ms. Keri from 4pm till 4:30pm ….. everybody is welcome! ***No craft on Monday, January 15th because the library will be CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. … Continue reading


  • Survey – Parks and Rec Planning

    Are you interested in what happens in the City?  Do you have ideas for improvements?  Then this survey is for you.  Help us as we plan for the future of the Parks and Recreation Facilities in the City.  

  • CSX Rail Closure

    After the morning rush hour on Monday December 12, CSX Transportation will close the rail crossing on County Road 557 (N. Buena Vista Road) north of US 17/92 (Shinn Boulevard) in Lake Alfred.  This crossing near the Grower Fertilizer Corporation … Continue reading

  • Hurricane Season Ends

    Today is the last “official” day of Hurricane Season. This is a reminder that residents should have already removed their hurricane shutters and boards from windows to prevent fire hazards. Keeping shutters up can create a fire hazard that has … Continue reading

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