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Alachua County Library District: 5 things for September

Press release from Alachua County Library District

See you in the lab

We’re teaming up with the Florida Museum for the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read – a  community reading program that starts in September! Join us for book discussions, keynote speakers, and storytelling events inspired by the book “Lab Girl” and women in STEM. Sign up now for the “Lab Blitz” Zoom kickoff on Sept. 14.

Limited free copies of “Lab Girl” and other books will be available for pickup from select Library District branches and the Florida Museum. Reserve your book starting Aug. 31!

Drive up and sign up

If you’re reading this email, you probably know the joys of being an ACLD cardholder. We need your help this month telling your friends, neighbors, even your dog groomer about the free awesomeness that comes with a library card. Check out 100 items at a time, access thousands of eBooks and audiobooks from anywhere, learn a new language, the list goes on!

Encourage your friends to sign up for a card using curbside service at any branch. All they need is a photo ID and proof of address. Plus, we’ve got a limited supply of special edition illustrated posters for new cardholders in September!  

Take home a story time

Reading to children develops vocabulary and comprehension, and motivates them to want to read. Make it fun with a story time from the library! Each bag includes books, suggested songs, and instructions for a craft. Our children’s librarians choose new themes each week for kids ages 0-6, such as Emotions, Down on the Farm, and Friendship. 

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Find your next favorite book

NoveList Plus is a free book resource accessible anywhere with your library card number. The database provides reviews, series info, and a basic description of a book. You can even find read-alikes for titles, authors, and series.

NoveList Plus is directly connected to our library’s catalog, so you can quickly check out or place a hold on an interesting title.

Celebrate Hispanic culture

National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept.15-Oct. 15, but we’re starting the party early! Tune into bilingual story time, take up Spanish with our Transparent Language tool, watch a Latinx film, and learn to make arepas with us. Check back for new programs and reading lists for all ages throughout the month.

Hours & info

All branches are open Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for curbside service and computer/copier appointments.