Summer with the Library

Tails and Tales Summer with the Library

Thank you for joining us for Summer with the Library: Tales & Tails! Our tracking period ended Aug. 1 and we're excited to announce our winners! 

Grand Prize Winner: Laura Reis

Children Winner: Shane Willey

Teen Winner: Grant Tidwell

Adult Winner: Jenny Dunn

Each winner took home a new tablet thanks to our Summer with the Library sponsors at PDQ Restaurant and Friends of the Library. 

If you participated in Summer with the Library this year, we'd love your feedback to help us improve next year's experience! Take our short Summer with the Library survey by Aug. 20. Ten survey participants will be selected to receive library swag bags. 

2021 Summer with the Library Winners


Virtual Events

Posted by: CameronB
These are the songs that put pep in our steps this summer.


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 to explore our community 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

This summer, we hosted Animal Tales every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with 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. Click the image above to access recordings of previous Animal Tales events!