Library news: Browsing is back

Press release from Alachua County Library District

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Browsing, Evening Hours, and More!

We’re pleased to now offer limited-capacity browsing hours and evening hours at select locations! We’ve also updated curbside hours across all branches.

Come by to browse Monday, Friday, and Saturday 3-5 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday 3-7 p.m. at the Headquarters, Millhopper, Tower Road, and Alachua locations. Or pop in Monday-Saturday 3-5 p.m. at the Cone Park Branch. Please be ready to wear your mask and complete a quick health screen before scanning the stacks.

From installing sneeze guards to stocking hand sanitizer, we’re taking steps to protect you and our staff. View our browsing guidelines and new curbside hours on our Current Services page. 

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Join Us Live This Fall

Tune into October’s Live Virtual Programs for kids, teens, and big kids (that’s you, grown-ups). Children can shake out their wiggles with story times and our book panels will help adults and teens find the perfect read. Plus, we’re hosting our first NEA Big Read Meetup for “Lab Girl.”

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Something to Sprout About

 The Seed Library has reopened and expanded to all branches! Seasonal seeds are now available for pick up at all locations, just call your library to find out what’s available and when to drop by. Fall is prime time for planting greens, broccoli, peas, and more yummy veggies.

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Calling All Teen Artists

Teens ages 12-15 can submit works for the virtual fall show through Oct. 16. Participants can share up to three pieces via email to snoll@aclib.us. Don’t forget to complete an online entry form for each submission. Judges will award prizes for the top three pieces, honorable mentions, and category winners.

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Have You Heard the News? 

We recommend celebrating National Newspaper Week Oct. 4-10 with a cup of joe and a (digital) paper. Read full pages from the Gainesville Sun and articles in more than two dozen publications from Florida to California using our Newsbank eSource. News junkie tip: You can read the New York Times using your library card info.