TAVARES – All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday and Thursday, Jan. 1 and Friday, Jan. 2 for the New Year.
The Lake County Welcome Center, 20763 U.S. Highway 27 in Groveland, and Discovery Gardens, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, will be also closed on the above dates.
Lake County Connection, the county’s disadvantaged transportation service, and LakeXpress, the fixed-route bus system, will have regular service except on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
The Lake County Farmers and Flea Market, located at the Lake County Expo Center/Fairgrounds at 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis, which is normally held on Thursdays, will instead be open Tuesday, Dec. 23.
The following Lake County Library System libraries will close Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. through Dec. 27, and Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. through Jan. 2:
• Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road, Astor
• Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks, Clermont
• East Lake County Library, 31340 County Road 437 S., Sorrento
• Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake
• Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library, 756 W. Broad St., Groveland
• Paisley County Library, 24954 County Road 42, Paisley
The following libraries will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1:
• Minneola Schoolhouse Library, 100 S. Main St., Minneola
• Tavares Public Library, 314 N. New Hampshire Ave., Tavares
• Umatilla Public Library, 412 Hatfield Drive, Umatilla
Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St., Fruitland Park, will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23 and will remain closed through Friday, Dec. 26. On Wednesday, Dec. 31 the library will be open until 4 p.m. and will close for New Year’s Day. The Helen Lehmann Memorial Library, 17435 5th St., Montverde will close Dec. 25 and Dec 26, and Jan. 1 and Jan. 2. The Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave., Howey-in-the-Hills, will close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24 through Dec. 26, and will close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 31through Jan. 1. The Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Leesburg, will close Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and will close at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. W. T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora will close at 5 p.m. on December 24th and remain closed December 25th. The library will be closed December 31st and January 1st. The Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, will operate with special hours due to the Lake-Sumter State College break.