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- "HomeTown Highlights" weekly segments about what is happening in Fort Meade every Friday. Make sure you keep us informed so we can record you. Call the library and make an appointment.
- “Plant Tips” from University of Florida Extension Office with Julie offer how to grow plants and best practice for Florida, every Monday on YouTube.
- “Crafts from the Heart” with Bonnie offers easy craft suggestions for children and adults, on YouTube every Thursday.
- “It’s all about the book” is a lively discussion via Zoom about any book. Call for the Zoom information. Discussions at 4:00 PM on Tuesdays.
- “The City Cooks” with cooks from our city offers tips on bringing your recipes to tasty perfections.
- “The Book Club” meets on the second Monday @ 5:00 in the library.
- "Story Time" with the staff featuring made-up stories by staff.
- “Genealogy” with Polk County History and Genealogy Librarian, Mr. Preston Petermeier.
- "A is for Authors" featuring local authors of Fort Meade and surrounding areas.
- Walking Tours featuring places and people of Fort Meade
ABOUT OUR LIBRARY
The Library has a collection of resources, made accessible to the community for reference or borrowing. They host educational opportunities and promote literacy within the Community.
The Library is proud to announce the launch of a new WiFi pilot project. Patrons can now check out a WiFi device to be used at the convenience of their home.
The Mission of the Fort Meade Public Library is to provide valued services, resources, and lifelong learning opportunities through books and a variety of other formats. The Fort Meade Public Library will try to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of our diverse and changing population.
The Library is a forum for all points of view and adheres to the principles of intellectual freedom as expressed in the Library Bill of Rights formulated by the American Library Association.
The Fort Meade Public Library vision is to provide well-equipped and functional physical spaces where patrons can pursue independent learning and discovery. We believe that the Library can serve as a fundamental space with resources which will help empower its citizens to take charge of their lives, their government and communities through its programs and services.
Hours of Operation
Mondays - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays - CLOSED
Sundays - CLOSED
- All new patrons who apply for a library card must have been a resident at their present address for at least one month and fill out an application inside the library. Must present two forms of identification with current address unless address is correct on driver’s license.
- Juveniles must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Out of county residents will have a new card fee of $50 per card/family
- New patrons - New library members of 30 days or less will be limited to 2 items checked out at a time.
- Patrons may checkout as many books as they would like, but can only checkout up to 6 DVD's at a time.
- If a patron is a poor borrower, the limit of 2 books can be extended beyond 6 months.
- You must have library card with you to check out materials
- Books are checked out for 2 weeks or 14 days
- Reference materials and current magazines may not be checked out.
- Books may be renewed twice. There are no renewals on our DVD, books that have “holds”, new books, or materials with restricted checkout times
Fines and Fee
- Books - There will be a 10 cents per day fine on each overdue item from our Library.
- If a patron owes a fine of $10.00 or greater, the patron’s account will be blocked from checking out any new material until the fine is under $10.00.
- Interlibrary Loan - .25 per day.
- Address change - .50 unless library is notified.
- If patron needs a replacement for a lost card the fee is $1.00
- Photocopies b/w .15 single side and .30 front & back
- Photocopies color - .25 and .40 front & back
- Printer copies - .15 per page
- Faxing - $2.00 for the first page and 20 cents for local and 30 cents for long distance (each additional pages).