Location: 124 South Valdosta Road Lakeland, Georgia 31635
Hours: Monday–Thursday: 11-6 PM, Friday 11-5:30PM
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A Brief History
Lakeland’s public library began its existence in 1950 in the courthouse office of the county school superintendent. It remained there for many years before moving to a corner of the Kindergarten building of Lanier County Primary School. Residents considered it a school library because it was only open for use during school hours. Eventually, it relocated to a rebuilt section of the high school. Then, on May 18, 1980, it officially opened its doors as the Lanier-Lakeland Library, which eventually built its collection to a little over 6,000 volumes.
Time marched on with progress prevailing and on March 13, 1988, following a property donation of $45,000 by the W.L. Miller family, help from the city of Lakeland and the Lanier County Board of Education, the brand new W. L. Miller Memorial Library proudly opened. Additional funding came from a state grant and contributions from the Governor’s Special Fund. This library was the first of five area libraries constructed under a $20 million Georgia grant building program. Peggy Giddens was the library’s first manager, followed by Betty Bradford.
Located in the charm-filled city of Lakeland, home of the Murals of Mill Town, this library is as spirited as the town’s history.
The library closed on August 9th 2012 and reopened to the public on August 23th 2012. During that time the library received a cosmetic makeover that included new carpet, new lights, and completely rearranging the library to provide better access and an open floor concept.
This library's strengths lie in a staff that is devoted to patrons, and its children's daytime and after school programs involving the volunteerism of young adults.
Patron Requested Book Collections: Including African American books, Christian Fiction and Oprah's Book Club books.
Tailored, Made-to-Order Supplemental Activities for Classroom Curriculum
Book Collection Deliveries by Next Day to Teachers
Book Worms: An after school homework help program for Lanier County Elementary students aged 10 and up.
Annual Vacation Reading Program: Sign-up begins in May, usually runs June 1 – July 31. Games, Shows, and Prizes; open to all ages.
Teen Book Club – Looking for a cool place to meet and make friends? Come to the Teen Book Club to read the latest and greatest in teen fiction and participate in movie nights and “lock ins” at the library! For any questions please contact Celia 229-333-0086 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The teens meet every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.
- Must be 13 to 19 to participate.
- The Teen Book Club meets to discuss popular teen fiction.
- Parents must fill out the permission form before the teen may join the club.
- The Teen Book Club is a place for young adults to meet and make friends.