Public Library


Mission Statement

   The mission of the Hardee County Public Library is to provide quality materials and services to fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the county residents.

Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Community Development and General Services.


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  • To serve all residents of the county.

  • To acquire and make available to all residents print and non-print materials and other services that address their needs to become well informed, to cultivate imagination and creative expression, to develop skills for career and vocational advancement, and enhance leisure reading activities.

  • To acquire the means to provide the most frequently requested material.

  • To maintain a program of service which locates information, guides reading, organizes and interprets material for people of various backgrounds, and stimulates thinking and intellectual development in individuals of any age.

  • To strive to provide new methods and improvements for better service for the library's patrons.


Contact Information

Hardee County Public Library
315 N. 6th Ave.
Wauchula, Florida 33873

Dee Shackelford Library Services Manager
Rhonda Darty Executive Assistant


Office Phone


Fax (863)773-1091

Hours of Operation:
10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.