KIDS' CALENDAR

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STORYTIME BOXES: ages 2 to 5, books, fingerplays and crafts. One-week checkout, must have an adult library card. Auburndale Public Library, 100 W. Bridgers Ave., Auburndale, free. 863-965-5548. http://www.auburndalefl.com/library/, https://www.facebook.com/auburndalegov

S.T.E.A.M. BOXES: ages 5 and older, hands-on learning with gadgets, instruments and more, two-week checkout, youth and adult card. Auburndale Public Library, 100 W. Bridgers Ave., Auburndale, free. 863-965-5548. http://www.auburndalefl.com/library/, https://www.facebook.com/auburndalegov

STORYTIME AT HOME KIT: ages 2 to 5, check out a themed Storytime Kit. Each kit includes three to five books, an activity guide, crafts, songs and more, all centered around a specific topic (dogs, cats, hedgehogs, dinosaurs, birthdays, police and firemen). Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave., Lakeland, free. Contact Lori Karnes at 863-834-4288 or Lori.Karnes@lakelandgov.net. http://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/library/

MONDAYS

BARK FOR BOOKS: 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15, elementary age students, Mulberry Public Library, 905 Fifth St. NE, Mulberry. Free. Registration required at https://mulberrylibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar. Appointments will allow child 15 minutes with Persia to practice their reading skills. 863-425-3246, https://mulberrylibrary.com/

AFTERNOON CRAFT: 4 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, ages 5 and up, Lake Alfred Public Library, 245 N. Seminole Ave., Lake Alfred, free. Must be accompanied by an adult. 863-291-5378. https://www.lakealfredlibrary.org/, https://www.facebook.com/lakealfredlibrary/

PAWS FOR READING: 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Children's Room, Auburndale Public Library, 100 W. Bridgers Ave., Auburndale, free. Come read to Sophie, the therapy dog. 863-965-5548. http://www.auburndalefl.com/library/

TUESDAYS

LITTLE SPROUTS STORY TIME: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, ages 5 and under. Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Ave. A NW, Winter Haven. Free. Stories, songs, finger plays and puppet shows that develop early literacy skills and promote interaction between parents and children. 863-291-5880. https://www.mywinterhaven.com/library/

WIGGLES AND GIGGLES: 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, walkers through age 4 and their caregivers, Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales. Free. Introduction to books, finger plays, action songs and rhymes. 863-678-4004, https://www.cityoflakewales.com/Library

READING DETECTIVES: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14, grades three through five, Pavilion, Mulberry Public Library, 905 Fifth St. NE, Mulberry, free. Book Club for upper elementary students. Reviewing: “Big Nate: Blow the Roof Off!” by Lincoln Peirce. 863-425-3246. https://mulberrylibrary.com/

LEGO CLUB: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, ages 6 to 12, Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Ave. A NW, Winter Haven. Free. We supply the Lego blocks, you supply the imagination! Creations will be displayed during the following week. 863-291-5880. https://www.mywinterhaven.com/library/

WEDNESDAYS

HONEY BEE STORY TIME: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, ages up to 4. Lake Alfred Public Library, 245 N. Seminole Ave., Lake Alfred, free. Must be accompanied by an adult. 863-291-5378. https://www.lakealfredlibrary.org/, https://www.facebook.com/lakealfredlibrary/

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, ages up to 5, stories and songs with Miss Sarah, Pavilion, Mulberry Public Library, 905 Fifth St. NE, Mulberry, free. 863-425-3246, https://mulberrylibrary.com/

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11 a.m. age 2, Wednesdays, Children's Room, Auburndale Public Library, 100 W. Bridgers Ave., Auburndale, free. 10:30 a.m. crafts; 10:45 a.m. storytime. 863-965-5548. http://www.auburndalefl.com/library/

THURSDAYS

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11 a.m. ages 3 to 5, Thursdays, Children's Room, Auburndale Public Library, 100 W. Bridgers Ave., Auburndale, free. 10:30 a.m. crafts; 10:45 a.m. storytime. 863-965-5548. http://www.auburndalefl.com/library/

CREATE & CRUNCH: 2:30 p.m. high school students, 4:30 p.m. middle school students, Dec. 2, Mulberry Public Library, 905 Fifth St. NE, Mulberry. Free. Make crafts inspired by books. Snacks provided. 863-425-3246, https://mulberrylibrary.com/

TEEN COLORING HOUR: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Conference Room, Auburndale Public Library, 100 W. Bridgers Ave., Auburndale, free. Supplies provided. 863-965-5548. http://www.auburndalefl.com/library/

SATURDAYS

ANIME CLUB: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, ages 13-18. Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales. Free. 863-678-4004, https://www.cityoflakewales.com/Library

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