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Leon County Public Library Newsletter Summer 2024

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Summer 2024

Message from Library Director Pamela Monroe

Hi Friends,

This summer, I'm turning my newsletter message over to Sally Mason, Learning & Workforce Services Manager, who is organizing our eagerly anticipated summer reading program. Read on for details about the exciting programs happening throughout June and July:

Put your adventure hats on and get ready for our Adventure Begins at Your Library summer reading program! The excitement has begun with fun and exploration for all ages.

  • Our youth participants will discover a vibrant world of music, art, and science. Expect a journey through global sounds, the art of weaving, up-close animal encounters, and a chance to ignite curiosity with engaging crafts and experiments.
  • Teens will taste and learn about different sweet and savory snacks from around the world, battle for their favorite books with our literature-themed laser tag, let imagination soar with character creation workshops, and unleash creativity with different craft and art sessions.
  • Adults will have the opportunity to explore birdwatching, learn about underwater archaeology and Florida's sunken ships, move to the rhythm in dance classes, and gain insights into Florida history through discussions and presentations on a range of topics including film, music, and hurricanes.

I encourage you to visit our Summer Reading webpage for a complete list of events, sign up for the reading challenge, and transform the library into your ultimate summer adventure destination.

Have an amazing summer!
Sally Mason, Learning & Workforce Services Manager

The Summer BreakSpot program is back with free, nutritious meals for children and teens 18 and under. In partnership with Second Harvest of the Big Bend and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, this invaluable initiative helps ensure that no child goes hungry during the school break. Get ready to enjoy delicious snacks and lunches all summer long at select library locations.
Enjoy engaging presentations by experts this summer during Florida Talks at the Leon County Public Library! Join us for one of these upcoming events:
  • Thursday, June 6, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. at the Eastside Branch Library – Golden Harvest: The Music and Traditions of the Greek Spongers of Tarpon Springs with Dr. Panayotis League
  • Tuesday, June 18, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Northeast Branch Library – A Motion Picture Paradise! A History of Florida’s Film and Television Industry with Dr. David Morton
  • Thursday, July 18, from 6-7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library – Hurricane! with Eliot Kleinberg
This Florida Talks program was sponsored in part by Florida Humanities with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.
Summer wouldn’t be complete without the Beanstack Summer Reading Challenge to keep you engaged all season long! Get started by creating a Beanstack account and logging your reads through the Beanstack app or website. You can earn badges by reading for 20 minutes each day, attending library programs, and completing fun activities. Join the challenge now through July 31 for a chance to win fun prizes, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Winners will be notified on August 10. 

Discover the convenience of managing your library experience directly from your mobile device with the Leon County Public Library app! Browse our extensive catalog, place holds on your favorite titles, and manage your account with ease. Download the app today and unlock a world of resources at your fingertips.

All Leon County Public Library locations will be closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

Our doors may be closed, but our digital library is always open. Start exploring today!

Enjoy engaging virtual Author Talks with bestselling authors from a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres. Tune in for these live events with interactive Q&As, or watch the recording afterward. 

Upcoming virtual Author Talks include:

  • Thursday, June 13, at 8 p.m.: Author Talk with Freida McFadden, New York Times bestselling author of The Housemaid series.
  • Thursday, June 20, at 2 p.m.: Author Talk with Tiffany Jewell, New York Times bestselling author of This Book is Anti-Racist and Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School.
  • Tuesday, July 9, at 2 p.m.: Author Talk with Kate DiCamillo, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books for children, including the Mercy Watson series.
  • Tuesday, July 16, at 2 p.m.: Author Talk with Max Brallier, New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books, including the middle-grade series, The Last Kids on Earth.
  • Tuesday, July 23, at 2 p.m.: Author Talk with Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X and Clap When You Land.
  • Tuesday, July 30, at 2 p.m.: Author Talk with Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal winner, National Book Award winner, and New York Times bestselling author of A First Time for Everything.
View the calendar for more special events, story times, and book clubs.
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