Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day!  The Alachua County Library District is offering a variety of events from Storytime to crafts.  Show mom how much you care with our upcoming Mother’s Day events at your library!

Alachua Branch Library

We are proud to present Raven Moondance and her special Storytime event, “MOMA, Do You Love Me?”  Join us for this Mother's Day program about all kinds of mothers around the world. Have fun with stories and songs celebrating those we love and care about.
Date: Thursday, May 11th
Time: 11:15 am
Location: Meeting room

Archer Branch Library

Join us as we celebrate moms!
Date: Sunday, May 14th
Time: 1:00 pm

Join us for Mother/Daughter Makeovers! Spend some time with a beauty consultant and learn how to create the best look for mothers and daughters of all ages. Registration is requested.
Time: 3:00 pm

Children ages 3-12 can make Mom a mother's day present at the Mother's Day Craft program. Make a beautiful picture frame for Mom. This makes an excellent gift for Mom on Mother's Day, or any other holiday.
Location: Meeting Room

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Cone Park Branch Library

Join us for our “Mother's Day make it take it” event as we make crafts to celebrate Mom!
Date: Wednesday, May 10th
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room

Hawthorne Branch Library

Make a Mother's Day Charm: Using your handprint, we'll create a special charm for Mom shrinky-dink style!
Date: Wednesday, May 10th
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room

Mother’s Day Storytime: Share great stories that celebrate moms and all the wonderful things they do best.  Mother’s Day craft included.
Date: Thursday, May 11th
Time: 10:30 am

Headquarters Library

Mother's Day Craft: Make a snazzy Mother’s Day card, per punched with hearts, sail boats, stars and more.  Simple, fun, a good time will be had by all.
Date: Wednesday, May 10th
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Youth Services Area

High Springs Branch Library

Mother's Day Craft: Mother's Day is a special celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Make a special teacup craft with tea bags interested to honor your Mom!
Date: Thursday, May 11th
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room

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Micanopy Branch Library

Mother's Day Craft with Elsa: Elsa Chiu presents a fun and easy bottle craft flowers to surprise Mom.
Date: Sunday, May 7th
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Micanopy Branch Library

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Millhopper Branch Library

Homemade Mother's Day Gifts: Come make Jolly Rancher roses and marbled stationary for mom.
Date: Wednesday, May 10th
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Teen Room

Newberry Branch Library

Mother’s Day Craft: Come decorate a flower pot!  We will provide the potting soil, seeds, the pots and decorations for you to use. All you have to do is come in and bring your creativity.
Date: Sunday, May 14th
Time: All day
Location: At the coupon table


Books that celebrate mom:

The Kissing Hand
By Audrey Penn

The Runaway Bunny
By Margaret Wise Brown

I Love You Through and Through
By Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak

By Minfong Ho

By Alison McGhee

How Do I Love You?
By Marion Dane Bauer

For more great suggestions visit your local library!