Free gingerbread building activities at your library

November 21, 2017

Alachua County Library District is offering free gingerbread building activities in December to provide holiday fun and creative opportunities for all ages. Learn how to construct gingerbread houses and build holiday memories at Alachua, Archer, High Springs, Library Partnership and Newberry Branches. All supplies are provided and gingerbread houses will go home with their builders to enjoy. Blueprints for each program are as follows:

Alachua Branch, 14913 NW 140 Street, Alachua (386) 462-2592
Friends and families of all ages are invited to construct a holiday gingerbread house at Alachua Branch’s fifth annual Gingerbread House Workshop on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 to 4 p.m.

Archer Branch, 13266 SW State Road 45, Archer, (352) 495-3367
Ages 3 to 11 are invited to build a winning and tasty creation in Archer Branch’s first Gingerbread House Contest. Bring your creativity on Thursday, Dec. 14, 4 to 6 p.m. 

High Springs Branch, 23779 W US Highway 27, High Springs (386) 454-2515
Ages 5 to 18 are invited to build and compete at this Gingerbread House Competition on Friday, Dec. 15, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Library Partnership, 1630 NE 16 Avenue, (352) 334-0165
All ages are encouraged to show off their architectural skills and construct the supreme gingerbread house at the second annual Library Partnership Gingerbread House Challenge on Thursday, Dec. 21, 5 to 6 p.m.

Newberry Branch, 110 S Seaboard Drive, Newberry (352) 472-1135
Crafters of all ages are invited to the annual Gingerbread House Contest on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2 to 4:30 p.m. 

For more additional holiday program information, visit or call (352) 334-3900.



If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 


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