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Board of County Commissioners

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City of Inverness

Clerk of Courts 
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Department of Community Services

Department of Planning and Development

Department of Public Works

Health Department

Property Appraiser

Sheriff's Office

Supervisor of Elections

Tax Collector

Utilities Division 

Resources and Assistance 

Access Florida
For food assistance, temporary cash assistance, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food for Florida program, and medical assistance for pregnant women.

Family Law Forms
Forms that the Florida Supreme Court has approved for public use, based upon opinions the Court has issued.

Get Help Florida
This site is here to help you find valuable government information easily. There are thousands of eGovernment federal, state and county programs & services, organized by category to provide government and non-profit resources for those in need.

Heart of Florida United Way 211
Citrus County Guides for emergency situations/disasters, basic needs, health, and parenting.

Reemployment Assistance Center
File a claim, manage your benefits (work search and claim weeks), file for extended benefits and more.

State of Florida Vital Statistics 

Florida State Government Services

Florida Building Code Information System

Department of Corrections

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Government Information Locator

House of Representatives


Southwest Florida Water Management District

State Courts

State Statutes 

Federal Government Services 

Health Care

Internal Revenue Service

Social Security Administration

U.S. Passports & International Travel

U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Ready Reference 

Antiques - Kovels

Books – New York Times Best Sellers

Business – ThomasNet

Education – Florida Students

Education – Purdue Online Writing Lab

Education – Citrus County Schools

Education – College of Central Florida

Education – Withlacoochee Technical College

Movies – Internet Movie Database

Newspapers - Citrus County Chronicle Online

Newspapers - Citrus County Chronicle Historical Newspapers from University of Florida Digital Collection

Kids Directory

Art and Music | Books and Reading | Did you know? Fun Facts | Florida for Kids | Fun Stuff | Geography and HistoryHealth and NutritionHomework Help | Math and Science | Preschool | Recreation and Sports


Joseph Wu Origami:  Clear instructions and elegant models in the traditional Japanese art of paperfolding
Paper Airplanes: Ken Blackburn presents his paper airplane designs
San Francisco Symphony Kid's Site: A music learning website for children and families


Recommended Reading:

Caldecott Medal
Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Newbery Medal
Sunshine State Young Readers Awards

James Patterson’s Read Kiddo Read: Dedicated to making kids readers for life with lists of “can’t miss” books Find information about your favorite books, series and authors
Read the Books: Citrus County Elementary and Middle School Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts Book Lists
RIF Reading Planet: Book reviews, games, and activities for ages 6-15. Where children have fun learning to read through interactive books and phonics games. 


Fun Facts: Social studies for kids
Fun Trivia.comWorld's largest trivia site
Guinness World RecordsGlobal authority on record breaking achievement
KidzoneFun facts for kids 
U.S. Census BureauFun state facts


Florida Kids PageInformation for Florida projects and essays
Florida PantherFlorida panther information
Florida Photographic CollectionSearch over 91,000 Florida photographs
Online Sunshine for KidsFlorida fun and Information
Save the Manatee ClubManatee information


AHA Jokes - Kids JokesKnock knocks and other silly jokes
Cheat WizardCheats, hints and tricks for all your favorite game
FunBrainEducational & arcade games
JigZoneJigsaw puzzles of all shapes and sizes. Time yourself 
NickelodeonPolls, news, games, etc.
Pauly’s play houseLots of zany fun activities
PBS Kids.orgAll your favorite PBS KIDS characters
Scholastic Kids Fun OnlineFavorite book characters come alive 
Up to Ten837 fun online games and activities 


Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for KidsTeaches kids from kindergarten through 12th grade about the Federal Government
National Geographic KidsKid's version including stories about animals, geography, and more
Presidents of the United States by Internet Public LibraryBackground information, election results, cabinet members, notable events and other points of interest.
The World Factbook by the CIAExtensive data, maps, and flags of all the countries in the world.


Infection Detection ProtectionAmerican Museum of Natural History's fun site of infectious disease
KidsHealthFind out how to be a healthy kid
Mind Over MatterLearn about the effects of drug abuse on the body and the brain (grades 5-9)
Nutrition ExplorationsExplore the world of nutrition


Ask a LibrarianDo you have a question? A Florida librarian can help you find the answer.
Fact MonsterOnline almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help.
FCAT ExplorerPractice the skills tested on the FCAT.

Premium Databases:

Infotrac Junior Edition: Gr. 5-8: Magazines, newspapers and reference books.
Kids InfoBits: Gr. K-5: Subject-based topic tree search, magazine, newspaper and reference content. 
Junior Reference CollectionQuick access to accurate information on the most-studied subjects: science, literature, arts, biographies and general reference for middle grade students.


American Museum of Natural History presents OlogyThe Museum’s website for curious kids of all ages
Ask Dr. MathA question & answer service for math students and their teachers
girlsgotechA fun site for math, science, and technology
Math BaseballHave fun while you improve your math skills
NASA KIDSFor kids interested in space, science, rockets, astronauts and the solar system
Nine PlanetsA multimedia tour of the solar system
Science Fair Project Resource GuideThe Internet Public Library's guide to science fair projects
Webmath.comPractice math problems online or "ask an expert"


Between the LionsOver 200 interactive games, stories, and printable activities
Making Friends.comEconomical, age-appropriate paper craft projects for 2-5 year olds
PBS KidsHome of your favorite PBS Kids characters with thousands of pages of learning and fun to explore
Sesame StreetJoin Big Bird, Elmo, Bert and Ernie for games, stories and educational activities
Thomas and FriendsFun and games with Thomas the tank engine


How to Play ChessHow to play chess for beginners and parents
MLBMajor League Baseball’s Kids Club with instructional videos, tips from the pros, baseball basics and fun games
MLSsoccer.comMajor league soccer's official site
Play FootballThe official NFL site for kids
Sports Illustrated For KidsOnline magazine for kids who love sports
Sport ScienceLearn how different sports really work from the scientific point of view
Young RiderHow to look after horses properly and improve riding skills

Adult Classes

coloringAdult Coloring

Coloring can be beneficial to adults in many ways; it generates wellness, motor skills, the senses and creativity.  There are multiple coloring pages to choose from as well as a nice selection of shared colored pencils, markers, and crayons. You are welcome to bring your own markers, colored pencils, or wax crayons. (Schedules)





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Ask a Master Gardener

Discuss gardening questions and concerns with a Master Gardener. These classes are free and offer timely gardening and landscaping information. Bring your questions, samples, or specimens as you learn about Florida gardening and environment. (Schedules)



Nature Coast Bead Society: Bead artist and enthusiast, beginner to advanced. (Schedules)




Knit / Crochet

Join the Knits Wits of Homosassa for a happy, relaxed, afternoon of knitting,crocheting, and just visiting. Newcomers welcomed to join the group whether you are a novice or a master. (Schedules)

quiltersCitrus Quilters' Friendship Guild

Join our group of about 25-30 women who meet the first and third Thursdays of each month to talk about quilting, show and tell our latest creations, and share ideas about quilting. (Schedules)



Tai Chi

The low impact Tai Chi classes encourage, share, and enhance the knowledge about health benefits that the ancient art of Tai Chi offers. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline that involves a continuous series of generally controlled slow movements to improve one’s balance and overall health. (Schedules)

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