Lake Alfred Library Information
245 N. Seminole Ave.
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
Phone: (863) 291-5378
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday 9 am to 3 pm
Dr. Edwin Moore was a research scientist at Florida University located on Experiment Station Road in Lake Alfred. He is credited with being the co-inventor of frozen orange juice concentrate. He received a patent for the invention in 1948. Dr. Moore was a very quiet man and lived with his wife Eunice right here in Lake Alfred in a very unassuming house. Many people knew him and saw him walking around the city. Little did anyone know how much he was worth.
In his will he left $800,000 to the Friends of the Library with the stipulation that the money be used to build a library. He also left a significant amount to Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army and his church. The Friends of the Library worked long and hard to make sure his wish was fulfilled. In his honor and as he wished this is the new library named after him.
HOW THE LAKE ALFRED LIBRARY GOT STARTED.
This is a brief history of how we got to this beautiful library today. This booklet was put together by Jane Brumbaugh and Margaret Wheaton. They spent hours gathering information and newspaper clippings to assemble the history from 1962 to 1973. Check with the librarian for a copy of this booklet.
General Library Services Include:
• Free Library Cards
• FREE INTERNET/WI-FI ACCESS
• Books, Movies, Music CDs, Audio
Books and E-Books for personal and classroom use
• Faxing and Copying Services
• Income Tax forms & booklets
• Notary Service
•Telephone Reference, Requests and Renewals
• Document Lamination
• WIRELESS PRINTING – print directly from your laptop, tablet or phone. See the flyer on the Bulletin Board page.
• Income Tax forms assistance
• LARGE PRINT books
Children’s Department Services
• Excellence In Reading Program
• Various reading level materials for Beginning to Advanced Readers
• After school programs – sometimes with special guests
MONDAYS – Afternoon Craft -4:00 -4:30 pm
WEDNESDAYS – Storytime: 10:00 am – 11 am
• Stories, Music, Singing and Crafts
• Summer Reading Program- starts in June
Young Adult Services
• Research Information for school projects
• Newest bestsellers for “tweens” and teens
• Teen Advisory Board (TAB)