Library kicks off National Library Card Sign-Up Month with prizes, Gator Storytime

August 23, 2019

2019 National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Media Advisory – Aug. 23, 2019

Gainesville, Fla. – The Alachua County Library District will kick off National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September with prizes, games and a special story session featuring University of Florida mascots Albert and Alberta.

The campaign starts with Gator Storytime featuring Albert and Alberta at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at Headquarters Branch, 401 E. University Ave. Following a few swamp stories and photos with your favorite Gators, sign up for a card and play a game to win a library prize.

New cardholders who register in September will be entered into a raffle for fantastic local prizes, including a gift bag from Cloud 9 Spa, an annual membership to the Cade Museum, and gift certificates to Dragonfly Sushi, Satchel’s Pizza and Boca Fiesta.

If you can’t make it to your local library to sign-up, visit one of our special tabling events in September. New customers can register with valid photo identification at the following events and receive a library card on the spot:

  • Stomping Grounds Game Center
    1-3 p.m. Sundays Sept. 1, 8, 15 and 22, 501 NW 23 Ave. Suite E, Gainesville
  • University of Florida Smathers Library West
    9:30-3:30 Monday, Sept. 9-Friday, Sept. 13, 1545 W. University Ave., Gainesville
  • Wal-Mart
    12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 5700 NW 23 St., Gainesville
  • Santa Fe College Northwest Campus
    11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 3000 NW 83 St., Gainesville
  • Bookmobile Stops

Find a full list of our bookmobile stops at

Library cards are free to all Florida residents and unlock a world of resources including digital books, DVDs, eSources, and downloadable music. Your Alachua County Library District card grants you access to approximately 777,000 items to check out, from print books to book club kits.

For more information, visit or contact Rachel Cook at 352-334-3909.  

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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