The Lake Worth Public Library

Our Community Building Partner In All Things Literary

The beautiful and historic Lake Worth Public Library is located at 15 North M Street

right across from the Cultural Plaza in Downtown Lake Worth. (561) 533-7354

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00-7:00

Thursday: 10:00-6:00

Friday and Saturday: 10:00-5:00

Sunday and Monday: Closed

Literacy and free access to books has been a priority in Lake Worth before there even was a Lake Worth. In 1912, the Lucerne Herald, later known as the Lake Worth Herald, ran a story that was sent all over the country requesting books for this fledgling pioneer community. By the thousands, books were sent and the first of several temporary makeshift public library locations were established. 

In 1939, local residents were bitterly disappointed when Congressional funding to build a permanent library were vetoed and decided to raise the money necessary themselves. Not one penny of tax dollars were used to build the magnificent and historic structure where the City of Lake Worth has proudly offered state of art library services ever since.


It should be no surprise therefore, that this community minded and community driven institution has embraced the Lake Worth Little Free Libraries project. Their unprecedented support and guidance has allowed Little Free Libraries to provide access to Free Books in neighborhoods where transportation and access to the Library downtown is difficult.

Pictured here next to the Little Free Library installed right in front of the Library is the Literary Triumvirate that currently serves thousands of visitors to the Lake Worth Library. From left to right are; Vickie Joslin, Head Librarian, Cindy Ansell and Kay Ralston, our dedicated and oh so innovative Children's Librarians.

Among the many programs they've developed are Table Talk, Storytimes for babies, toddlers and pre-shoolers, Summer Reading programs, countless tours and events for school age children, the amazing CREATeLAB where students have free access to computers and supplies for homework and school projects. Recent innovations at the Library include a special section for Spanish speaking families with outstanding collections of reading material for all ages.

For a complete and easily searchable database of books available in the vast collections at the Lake Worth Library, Click Here