Summer with the Library

Tails and Tales Summer with the Library


Summer with the Library 2021 begins June 1! Register and track your reading here.

Join us for live virtual events and videos on YouTube throughout the summer for all ages. Register and track your reading through Beanstack starting June 1 for chances to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet from PDQ Restaurant. Visit your local branch to check out books, music, movies, and more all summer long. Children and teens who participate in summer library programs benefit from engaging activities and opportunities which promote literacy development and can help to counter summer slide - a loss of reading and other skills that often occurs during the summer break. Summer library programs for all ages enhance lifelong learning and provide meaningful, enjoyable experiences available to everyone in the community.


Battle of the Books 2021

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Virtual Events

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Joining us for Ask a Game Master on 7/6/21? Here's some info that'll be great to have at the ready to start your adventure!
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Join us for a series of events where we will talk about Florida, history, and genealogy.
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Read on to discover more about the animals starring on Animal Tales on June 1, June 8, and June 15!
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Join us every Tuesday at 11 a.m. this summer for stories, songs, and games with animal friends.


Summer with the Library is all-online in 2021. Stay connected with our #SummerWithTheLibrary virtual programs and events by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Tag us in your @AlachuaLibrary adventures with #summerwiththelibrary!

Adult Summer Camp 2021

Adult Summer Camp 2021

Enjoy programs geared towards adults all summer long at our Virtual Adult Summer Camp Series. Throughout the summer, you’re invited to join us on Zoom, Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for a variety of programs and presentations. Click on the Adult Summer Camp banner for more information!

Summer Reads for Adults from the Library!

Who says summer reading is just for kids? Get your reading on this summer with these award-winning and critically acclaimed books for adults selected by your librarians. We promise there won't be a quiz in August!

Staff Picks Fiction
Staff Picks Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Staff Picks Non-Fiction



Download books, audiobooks, music, and magazines.

Access our online eSources and classes for life-long learning, including job skills, languages, and crafting.

Complete activities on Beanstack starting June 1 to find new community places and go on digital adventures. With Beanstack you can earn badges, share reviews with other readers, and receive regular book recommendations in your inbox.

Summer Reads from Alachua County Public Schools and the Library!

Looking for a summer read? Check out these award winners and critically acclaimed books selected by librarians and educators from Alachua County Public Schools and Alachua County Library District.

K through 5th Grade
6th through 12th Grade

Animal Tales

Animal Tales

Join us every Tuesday at 11 a.m. this summer for stories, songs, and games with our animal friends from Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, Florida Museum of Natural History, Alachua County Animal Services, and Carson Springs Wildlife.