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.


Virtual Events

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Learn about the importance of musical exposure for your young child, and how it can help build connections with others and encourage inclusivity.
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Learn to make your own kumihimo braiding loom to make bracelets out of various materials you have around the house.
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Join Miss Stephanie for several songs including The Grand Old Duke of York, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Peas Porridge Hot, and Skinamarink.
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Join our Tower Road branch library for this beginner-friendly intro into playing the ukulele.
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Learn to regrow scraps from your own kitchen!


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



Download books, audiobooks, music, and magazines.

Access our online eSources and classes for life-long learning, including 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

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For Summer Reading on the go!