Sweet construction activities at the library

Ready to build your dream house?  Alachua, High Springs, and Newberry Branch libraries are all presenting sweet Gingerbread house programs in December.


You won’t need to bring an army of gingerbread men to help you build your one-of-a-kind creation.  All construction materials will be provided.  Gingerbread engineers may get messy so be sure to wear appropriate clothes (hardhats not necessary).   

All houses will go home with their builders to enjoy for a long (or short) time to come.

Blueprints for each program are as follows:

Alachua Branch
On Sunday, December 21st, meeting rooms A and B will be the construction site of the Alachua Branch library’s 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Creations workshop from 2-4 PM.

Bring your children (ages 4-13) to raise the roof on their very own holiday gingerbread house. 

Building supplies for these cozy cottages are being provided by the Alachua Friends of the Library, the Wal-mart Distribution Center of Alachua, and Hitchcocks Markets of Alachua.


High Springs Branch
At 4 PM on Thursday, December 11th all teen gingerbread engineers are invited to participate in the High Springs Branch 2nd Annual Gingerbread Competition.  Not only will the architect of the most original structure receive a lot of ooohs and ahhhhs but a prize as well.

Materials for the superstructures will be provided by the High Springs Friends of the Library.

Newberry Branch
Construction for the Newberry Branch 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest will be on Thursday, December 18th.  Assembly will begin at 2 PM with a prize going to the best gingerbread house fabrication.

Gingerbread house construction workers of all ages are welcomed at this building site.

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Gingerbread Things to Make and Bake

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Posted by DonnaR on December 3, 2014