Summer with the Library - Blast off into reading! May 29 - August 2, 2020

Scene of planets and stars in space with the text "Summer with the Library" and "Blast off into reading!"

Summer with the Library continues this year with all programming and fun going online! Registration opens May 29. Sign up and track your progress all summer long for a chance to win a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tablet! Thank you to Summer with the Library sponsor PDQ Restaurant for providing this year's great prizes!

Track your summer fun with Beanstack, an online program and app to help you participate, connect, and discover books and programs at the library. Anyone who registers and earns at least 1 more badge will be entered into a raffle to win a tablet. The more badges you earn by Aug. 2, the better your chances of winning! Three winners will be selected - one child, one teen, and one adult. Winners will be announced by Sept. 1 on Facebook and our website.

Participate

Virtual Events

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Jam your way through summer with these easy-to-make castanets – then check out our collection of books to fill out your band with more homemade instruments!
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Ready to branch out and try a new genre? Check out these Historical Fiction recommendations!
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Learn, Sing, Smile!
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Chill out with these awesome activities—make a DIY lava lamp or a self-calming glitter jar, and try out a few easy chair yoga poses for some much needed de-stress time.
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Baby Time offers simple rhymes, movements, and songs that you can share with your babies. Take some time to enjoy this short program which offers some one on one time with your precious little one.

Connect

Summer with the Library is all-online in 2020. 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!

Page Turner Adventures

Page Turner Adventures logo illustration of a blimp and a compass.View our Page Turner Adventures for your summer fun and enjoyment with new videos presented online every week with a different theme.
 
Videos include comedy story theater shows, crafts, recipes, author interviews, guest performers, contests, games, and much more for children ages 5 – 10 and their entire family.

 

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.

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

 

Discover

Download books, audiobooks, music, and magazines.

Access our online eSources and classes for life-long learning, including Lynda.com and Creativebug.

Complete activities on Beanstack 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 Info

Posted by: EleanoreM
Jam your way through summer with these easy-to-make castanets – then check out our collection of books to fill out your band with more homemade instruments!
Posted by: SusieB
Ready to branch out and try a new genre? Check out these Historical Fiction recommendations!
Posted by: JeanH
Travel to space with the library and NASA!
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Submit your works of art for a virtual summer art show this August!