Library: 5 things for August

Press release from Alachua County Library District

News from your Library
We’re looking forward to a busy August with new ways for you to participate, connect, and discover with your library. This month, we are launching virtual book clubs and Grab & Go book bags! We are also continuing to offer computer and copier appointments, the next phase in the gradual reopening of our buildings.

Curbside service continues at all branches Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit our Current Services page for the latest information. Thank you for your support and flexibility as we adapt to serve you and our whole community under new circumstances. 
Call for Computers
Need to complete a job application or copy some paperwork? One-hour computer appointments and 15-minute copier appointments are available at all branches Monday-Saturday.  Patrons are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing during appointments.

Call your branch to make an appointment for the current day or the next business day.  
Banish Book Block!
Fresh out of reading recommendations? Bored with old books? Try our new Grab & Go service launching Aug. 3. 

Call any branch and let us know what type of books you’re craving – romances, true crime books, beginner books for kids, graphic novels, etc. We will pull 3-5 items for you and have them ready in one hour. Come to your branch and call when you arrive to receive your Grab & Go bag!
Preparing for School
As summer winds down, we’ve lassoed our best back to school resources for you. Peruse early childhood development books, homeschooling tips, free online learning tools, and bilingual education resources. 
Book Clubs are Back
Our popular book clubs, and a few new ones, have migrated online! Whatever your literary appetites, there’s a club for you. August’s titles include The Library BookCruel SacrificeAtomic Habits, Island Affair, and more. Sign up now for a club to receive updates and meeting info. 

More good news, book club kits are available for checkout!
Can We Count on You?
Did you know U.S. Census data helped determine how much CARES Act funding Alachua County received? Census information also impacts federal funding for schools, roads, and hospitals.

Do your part to ensure our community’s future by completing your 2020 U.S. Census by mail, phone, or online! 
Psst…one more thing for audiobook lovers. 
Our RBdigital audiobooks are moving to our OverDrive platform on Aug. 13 (the two companies merged). Soon you can check out all eBooks and eAudiobooks from one place!
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