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Lake Worth Library

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DIY for Un-Crafty Adults

Ugly Sweater DIY
Enhance your sweater with bows, bangles, tinsel & trimmings!
Thursday, December 10 | 6:30pm - 8pm
Registration Required - Limited to 15

Learn to Cross Stitch
Thursday | January 14

6pm - 8:30pm
$6 Material Recovery Fee
Registration Required |Class Limited to 10

3rd Saturday Book Club

Lake Worth Public Library Book Club
3rd Saturdays | 2pm
City Hall Annex Meeting Room | 414 Lake Avenue

2015-2016 Selections | Flyer
January 16 | The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
February 20 | The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
March 19 | Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
April 16 | Defending Jacob by William Landay

Meet the Author Series | Lake Worth Library

 John Horse:  Florida's First Freedom Fighter
by Betty Turso
Thursday, December 3 | 7pm

Ugly Sweater Contest

Do you have the have THE ugliest Holiday sweater/sweatshirt/t-shirt?  Enter the Lake Worth Library's Ugly Sweater Contest & win a prize!  Stop by the Library to have your photo taken or email your own to
Contest Dates:  December 1 - 12
Voting:  December 6 - 17
Winner Announced: December 18 on National Ugly Sweater Day

Holiday Cookie & Recipe Exchange

Bring a dozen cookies (made from scratch) with 12 copies of your recipe for the exchange.
Prizes for best decorated, best holiday themed and more! 
Saturday, December 19 | 2pm | City Hall Annex Meeting Room | Registration is Required at the Library

Munckins Storytime

Preschool Program | Ages 2 - 4 Years
Tuesday or Thursday | 11am - 11:45am | Free
City Hall Annex Program Room | 414 Lake Avenue
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookworms Storytime

Ages 5 - 12 Years
Wednesday | 3:30pm - 4:30pm | Free
City Hall Annex Program Room | 414 Lake Avenue

Computer Classes

Classes are limited to 6 students per class | Free
Registration is Required | 561.533.7354 | Or Register at the LW Library
Classes Held at:  Osborne Center | 1699 Wingfield Street

Word Basics: Preview, Print, Save Friday, December 4 9:30 - 10:30am
File Management Basics Friday, December 4 10:45 – 11:45am


Palm Beach Post | Search 1989 - Current

The Palm Beach Post archive is available to all Lake Worth Library card holders.  Enter your library card number for access to news articles from 1989 to current.


Wanted - LEGOS!

Has your child grown up?  Do you still have Legos laying around in your house or garage?  The Lake Worth Public Library is asking the community to donate their Legos to so we may begin a monthly “Lego in the Library” club for the children.  Legos foster play, creativity and learning skills in young children.

At the Library

The library’s mission is to provide free access to information, resources, programs and technology to meet patron needs for educational, cultural, recreational and lifelong learning.

The library provides a wide array of materials in many formats accessible through the online catalog as well as online databases to support research, computers for word processing, and internet access.

Remembering Lake Worth

Pioneers of Jewell by Ted Brownstein
A documentary history of early Lake Worth from 1885-1910.
$20 | Proceeds benefit Friends of the Lake Worth Library

On sale at City Clerk's Office at City Hall | Lake Worth Library | Lake Worth Library |

On Lake Worth by Beverly Mustaine
A photographic tour of early Lake Worth from 1900 to 1950.
$20 | Proceeds benefit Lake Worth Historical Museum

On sale at Lake Worth Library |

Lake Worth 100 Years Commemorative Poster by Jill Karlan
Featuring architectural icons & other Lake Worth locations. Click here to view.
$20 - unframed poster | $2 - note card | $2 - postcard
On sale at the Library | Proceeds benefit Friends of the Lake Worth Library

Library Amenities

  • 70,000+ volumes
  • Electronic databases
  • 12 Internet accessible computers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 2 typewriters
  • Children’s programs
  • Book discussion group
  • Adult computer classes
  • Basic genealogical searches
  • Florida history collection
  • Lake Worth Herald newspaper archive; 1912-1920, 1940-current

Library Cards

To obtain a library card a patron must show one piece of identification with their name and current residential address and a photo ID from any state; or current Florida drivers license/ID with current residential (local-see below) address.

Apply online for a card:

The library accepts the following for proof of address:
Florida driver’s license, Florida State I.D., voter’s registration card, utility bill, phone bill, gas bill, check book, bank book, property tax bill, bank statement, lease (3 months or longer), deed, or mortgage papers, motor vehicle registration, First Class Mail postmarked within the past 30 days.

Parent’s ID is used for a child’s card. Children must be accompanied by parent of legal guardian to obtain a library card and at least 5 years old.

Patrons may qualify for different types of library cards based on where they reside.

Patrons residing in the "city limits" of the City of Lake Worth are considered residents and their library cards are free and renewed every three years.

Persons living in the following locations may also obtain a free library card (renewed annually).

All county unincorporated areas
Atlantis, Belle Glade, Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Delray Beach, Glen Ridge, Golf, Golfview, Greenacres, Gulf Stream, Haverhill, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Park, Lantana, Mangonia Park, North Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Pahokee, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, South Bay, South Palm Beach, Tequesta, Wellington, West Palm Beach


  • Persons from other states or countries
  • Persons from other Florida counties
  • Persons residing within the city limits of Palm Beach, Manalapan, Highland Beach, and Boca Raton are considered as non-residents because their cities and libraries have elected not to be members of the Library Cooperative of the Palm Beaches, or do not pay property taxes to the Library Cooperative.

Non-residents may obtain a library card upon payment of a library card membership fee and showing an ID with an address:

Non-resident fees
Library card renewed every 3 months is $10.00 – May pay for 6 months for $20.00.
Library card renewed annually is $30.00.

Material Check-Out Limits

First time use of the library card is restricted to one book on the card.

After first time use, the following limits apply:

  • Language audios or videos:  1
  • ACT, SAT, GED, GRE, TOEFEL & Other Test Exam Books:  1
  • Videos/DVDs:  2
  • Material on Same Subject:  2
  • New Books/14-Day Check Out:  4
  • Music & Audio CDs:  4

Fines | Fees

Library Fines

  • 28 day circulating items – 15 cents / day ; maximum fine is $10.00 per item
  • 7 & 14 day circulating items - $1.00 / day ; maximum fine is $15.00 per item

Library Fees

  • Lost library card - $3.00
  • Lost audio/DVD cases - $5.00
  • Lost or damaged items – Please contact the library

Internet Access

Internet Access
Lake Worth Library Card - 120 free minutes per day
Photo ID - 15 minutes free per day

Library Card or Florida ID - $1.00 / hr
Out of State ID - $2.00 / hr

Children age 5 and older with a library card must have parental permission to use the Internet. Children 4 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the computer at all times while on the Internet.

Genealogical Research

Available resources:

  • The Palm Beach Post Online  newspaper database - 1989 to Present
  • The Lake Worth Herald - a weekly newspaper which the library has from 1912-1920 in microfiche and from 1941 to the present in hardcopy. No index is available for the Lake Worth Herald.
  • The Municipal Cemeteries of Lake Worth, Florida : index of burials. c1998.
    Burials at Pine Crest Municipal Cemetery from, July 1923 - June 1987 and the I.A. Banks Memorial Park from, October 1962 - December 1997.
  • City Directories from 1930 to 1990.
  • Cross Reference Directories various years 1990 to present.
  • Various How-to books available for research and check out.
  • Local books on the history of Lake Worth
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