Summer Reader Palooza is August 8, at Headquarters

July 20, 2015
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Alachua County Library District presents its Summer Reader Palooza, a celebration for participants in the Summer Reading Program, at Headquarters Library on Saturday, August 8, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Families and kids of all ages are invited to enjoy many activities including a superhero obstacle course, a cape making station and more Summer Reading Adventures.

The Library District and participating community partners including the Gainesville Police Department, the Harn Museum of Art, WaterVentures, and others will set up activity stations throughout the Children’s Area at Headquarters Library, located downtown at 401 E. University Avenue. WaterVentures' 50 learning lab will be in front of the library. Science educators will be onboard the 50-foot long semi-trailer to guide kids through the ways to protect our water and environment.

Summer Reading Adventures for all ages continue through August 16.

“We’re looking forward to recognizing all Super Readers from all our libraries,” said Erin Phemester, Youth Services Senior Library Manager. “This Summer Reader Palooza event celebrates reading success and features a variety of hands-on activities that will delight our superhero fans and excite children of all ages.”

For more information, please contact Nickie Kortus at (352) 334-3909, or Erin Phemester at (352) 334-3941,


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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