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Latt Maxcy Memorial Library

Located in Frostproof, Florida, the Latt Maxcy Memorial Library has served our community since 1978.  The original community library was established in 1920 when a small collection of books, formerly housed in the Presbyterian Church, was given to the local school as a library for the high school to be and the public.  In 1921, a Library Association was formed by residents for the purpose of securing land, money and a building for a City Library.  The building was completed in April of 1922 on a lot that was donated for that purpose.  The library became a project of the Frostproof Woman’s Club in 1924 upon request of the Town’s Council. At this time, the organization accepted donations of books and magazines to the library’s small collection.

In 1976 the City made an agreement with the Maxcy Foundation to accept the new library to be built on North Magnolia Avenue in memory of Latimer Maxcy, a philanthropist who had done so much to improve the education and cultural awareness of the community.  This library was dedicated and opened to the public on April 16, 1978.

The library now houses over 28,000 books, audiobooks, movies, periodicals and e-books.  Programming is offered to all ages.  The Latt Maxcy Memorial Library has come a long way from its proud beginning.  It is owned and operated by the City of Frostproof, a member of the Polk County Library Cooperative and is partially funded by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.

Hours of Operation

Please note the change in hours at the Latt Maxcy Memorial Library.  Effective immediately, the Library will close at 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays.   In February, March and through April 15, the Library will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Mondays to accommodate the AARP/TCE Free Tax Assistance Program.

Polk County Library Cooperative

The Latt Maxcy Memorial Library is part of the Polk County Library Cooperative. For additional information, please visit their website at www.mypclc.org.

Location

15 North Magnolia Avenue


 Contact Information

Missy Hadden, Library Director
863-635-7857
mhadden@cityoffrostproof.com

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Missy Hadden - Library Director

Missy Hadden, Library Director
863-635-7857

Contact City Hall

Phone: 863-635-7855
Fax: 863-635-7856

111 West First Street
Frostproof, FL 33843

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