Lake Wales Public Library


Edward W. Bok Academy North has the opportunity to partner with the Lake Wales Public Library as our school library. Being within walking distance, our reading classes check out books regularly and are encouraged to read 20 minutes each day! We are beyond thankful to our community partners, the Lake Wales Public Library, Kara Wiseman, and the Youth Services area for their continued support in loving reading. 


Lake Wales Public Library Librarian: Kara Wiseman

Phone: 863-678-4004 ext Youth Services

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READ BENEFITS Reading Exercises the Brain Reading is a Form of Entertainment Reading Improves Concentration and the Ability to Focus Reading Improves Literacy Reading Improves Sleep Reading Increases General Knowledge Reading is Motivational Reading Reduces Stress Reading Sets a Positive Example Reading Teaches Empathy 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Karen, MPL. “Top 10 Benefits of Reading for All Ages.” Markham Public Library, 6 Aug. 2020,