All branches closed for Veterans Day

Photo of a child hugging a soldier.

The Alachua County Library District will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. All branches will be closed. Book drops and online services at will be available. All 12 branch locations and two bookmobiles will resume their regular schedules on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

At the Alachua County Library District, we are committed to thanking veterans for their service and connecting them with importants resources and programs. Explore our programs and veterans resources in our collections. 

Meridian SSVF - Support Services for Veteran Families: Meridian provides information and access to services for veterans and other individuals at the Resource Center at our Library Partnership Branch. 

Heal Vets Craft Program: Held monthly at Tower Road Branch and High Springs Branch, veterans can gather for a hands-on program. Anyone who has served in the United States military, regardless of the branch and the length of time, is welcome to attend and participate in leather craft, woodworking, paint by numbers and, other projects. Veterans meet up with other veterans and begin new relationships.

On Veterans Day, consider attending one of these free community events. 

  • A Musical Salute: Veteran’s Day Concert, 7 p.m., Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Road, Gainesville
    • The 15th Annual Musical Salute: Veterans Day Concert is a tribute to our nation’s veterans. The Buchholz High School Band & Aviance perform patriotic songs and are joined by the Buchholz High School Chorus for several songs.
  • Annual Veterans Day Celebration: 9 a.m.,  Veteran's Memorial Park, 7400 SW 41 Place, Gainesville

    • This event is honoring all veterans with a special emphasis on World War II and Korean War veterans. This celebration includes skydivers, veteran, military and organizational tents, live music, helicopter and military vehicle displays, the UF Drill Team demonstration, and multiple patriotic ceremonies.

Posted by RachelC on November 1, 2019