Academic Resources Online

via The Ledger by Kimberly C. Moore:

via Polk County Library Cooperative

  • Books by Mail
  • – Even with our libraries closed, library materials are still available for request and delivery to your home through Books by Mail (BMail). All you need is a library card to access and order your titles (books, magazines, audio books and movies) through our online catalog. Note: Be sure to select “BMail” as your pick-up location.

Digital Library – download and stream eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and television with your library card using the following digital media platforms:

Educational Resources
Find additional activities and resources that we’re updating regularly (and share your own) on our Facebook page, LRCPolk.
Lakeland Mom also has a great list of local resources and activities.

A message from LRC Executive Director regarding COVID-19

“Our number one job is to keep YOU safe” is the forever mantra of all Learning Resource Center programs and personnel. As we vigilantly monitor each day’s events due to COVID-19, the LRC staff would like to share an update on LRC services and to affirm our commitment to you. Containment measures for Coronavirus have halted and suspended 90 percent of the LRC academic programs. Due to the closure of schools and many public locations, we are researching initiatives to continue serving our students. One option is for tutors to provide services through virtual tutoring using Google Hangout, Skype, Facetime or Zoom to accommodate their students. If you are an LRC tutor and would like additional information about these tools or have questions, please contact LRC. We realize that every situation is unique and this may not suit all families.
LRC Staff will remain working on a day-to-day basis, but the LRC Office will be closed to the public at the current time.
Preparations and work for Summer 2020 programs continue and will be extremely important for both students and the organization.
Please contact us (863-688-9477) with whatever concerns or questions with which LRC might assist.
For LRC updates, please check back here or follow us on social media, Facebook & Twitter, for more timely messages.

For the Love of Learning 2020 Recap

The Learning Resource Center of Polk County (LRC) hosted the annual For the Love of Learning benefit on Saturday, February 15 at the Lakeland home of Kurt and Kimberly Elmhorst, raising funds for LRC students and programs. The evening, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities, featured a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres by Terrie Lobb Catering, entertainment, and libations. LRC student, Anthony Tran, and LRC tutor Diane Oropeza shared their academic success story, while Board President Michael Carter and LRC Executive Director Dr. Pam Craven presented the 2020 Honorary Award to Joyce Barclay, LRC Past President and longtime advocate.

To view all of the photos from the evening, please visit LRC on Facebook.