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Summer Programs

Join the Leon County Public Library in June and July for Adventure Begins at Your Library summer programs for all ages! Discover a summer filled with exciting games, crafts, scavenger hunts, animal visits, reading challenges, and more.

The library’s summer reading program is designed to help prevent the “summer slide” by keeping children and teens engaged in reading over the long summer break. The program encourages citizens of all ages to read books of their choice for fun and prizes.

Beanstack

Join our Summer Reading Challenge with Beanstack, the library's fun reading challenge tracker! 

How to get started:

  • Create a Beanstack account
  • Log your reads on the Beanstack app or website

Earn badges by:

  • Reading 20 minutes each day
  • Attending library programs
  • Completing fun activities

From June 1 through July 31, participate in the Summer Reading Challenge for a chance to win prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Winners will be notified on August 10.

Fun and exciting prizes include:

  • Just Play Sesame Street Cookie's Counting Jar (Youth)
  • Dinosaur Escape Game (Youth)
  • GobiDex Gemstones Dig Kit (Youth)
  • Paint Your Own Moon Lamp Kit (Teens)
  • Trekking The National Parks Game (Teens)
  • Nintendo Switch Lite (Youth and Teens)
  • Bonsai Starter Kit (Adults)
  • Lonely Planet Best Road Trips USA (Adults)
  • LEGO Icons Succulents (Adults)
  • And more!

Scavenger Hunts

Put your adventure hat on and participate in exciting scavenger hunts all summer long at your Leon County Public Library! Visit the information desk for the scavenger hunt worksheet then explore the library to uncover clues. Complete the scavenger hunt to win fun prizes.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language this summer with Mango Languages! With your library card, you can access step-by-step lesson plans for more than 70 different languages. This user-friendly platform is your ticket to exploring new languages at your own pace. Whether you’re a language enthusiast or just want to learn the basics, Mango Languages has something for everyone.

Events

  • Audience: kids Location:
    Lake Jackson Branch Library
    Description:

    Adventure awaits as children prepare to go back to school! Come play games and work on enhancing skills such as letter recognition, word knowledge, syllables, text analysis, reader's theater, phonics, and comprehension. 

    This program is geared towards children in kindergarten through 1st grade.

  • Audience: adults Location:
    Leon County Main Library
    Description:

    Join us for a presentation by the Apalachee Audubon Society on birding basics. Located on two migratory pathways, Florida is one of the top birding locations in the country. The Tallahassee-Leon County area has a diverse array of habitats that make it a fabulous place to go birding. This program will include an overview of what birding is, the tools needed, some of the benefits of birding, and tips and suggestions for the beginner birder.

  • Close to Home! Keychain Craft
    Audience: teens Location:
    Bruce J. Host Northeast Branch Library
    Description:

    Craft an acrylic keychain with Tallahassee flair and Panhandle panache.

  • Audience: adults Location:
    Jane G. Sauls Fort Braden Branch Library
    Description:

    Want to learn how to dance like a Jane Austen or Diana Gabaldon heroine? The Leon County Public Library is partnering with the Sycamore Assembly to teach traditional line and circle dances of England and Scotland! This event is intended for dancers of beginning level. Participants will be required to sign a Physical Activity Waiver prior to participating.

    This program will take place at the Fort Braden Community Center, 16387 Blountstown Hwy.

  • Reader's Launchpad: 2nd-3rd Grade
    Audience: kids Location:
    Leon County Main Library
    Description:

    Adventure awaits as children prepare to go back to school! Come play games and work on enhancing skills such as letter recognition, word knowledge, syllables, text analysis, reader's theater, phonics, and comprehension.

    This program is geared towards children in 2nd through 3rd grade.

  • Reader’s Launchpad: 2nd-3rd Grade
    Audience: kids Location:
    Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library
    Description:

    Adventure awaits as children prepare to go back to school! Come play games and work on enhancing skills such as letter recognition, word knowledge, syllables, text analysis, reader's theater, phonics, and comprehension.

    This program is geared towards children in 2nd through 3rd grade.

  • Snack Around the World
    Audience: teens Location:
    Jane G. Sauls Fort Braden Branch Library
    Description:

    Try new or beloved international snacks and learn more about the cultural history and production of the foods. Attendees will be invited to rate and review the foods they sample.

  • WFSU Summer 2024 Camp Day
    Audience: kids Location:
    Jane G. Sauls Fort Braden Branch Library
    Description:

    Join WFSU for a series of special day programs at select Leon County Public Library locations. At each camp day, families will watch a PBS KIDS episode, read a book, participate in hands-on activities, and take home some goodies! Register because spaces are limited.

  • WFSU Summer Challenge 2024 Pop Up
    Audience: kids Location:
    Lake Jackson Branch Library
    Description:

    The WFSU Summer Challenge provides families with activities to do all summer long. Each activity book has a checklist with special challenges. Keep track of what challenges you complete, document them with photos, and earn points for each activity you do. At the end of the summer,  join WFSU at select Leon County Public Library locations with your checklist and images to earn points to trade in for items at the WFSU store.

  • No more events.

Summer BreakSpot

Free healthy, packaged meals and snacks are available for kids and teens 18 and under at Leon County Public Library locations throughout the summer.

  • Summer BreakSpot @ Woodville Branch - Lunch
    Audience: kids-teens Location:
    Woodville Branch Library
    Description:

    Free healthy, packaged grab-and-go lunches are available for kids and teens 18 and under at the Woodville Branch Library Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. from Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, August 2. No registration is required. Caregivers can pick up lunches for their children without the children present and can take lunches for the whole week.

  • Audience: kids-teens Location:
    Jane G. Sauls Fort Braden Branch Library
    Description:

    Free healthy, packaged grab-and-go snacks are available for kids and teens 18 and under at the Ft. Braden Branch Library Tuesday through Friday from 2-4 p.m. from Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, August 2. No registration is required. Caregivers can pick up snacks for their children without the children present and can take snacks for the whole week.

  • Summer BreakSpot @ Main Library - Lunch
    Audience: kids-teens Location:
    Leon County Main Library
    Description:

    Free healthy, packaged lunches are available to enjoy on-site for kids and teens 18 and under at the Leon County Main Library Monday through Friday from 2-4 p.m. from Monday, June 3 through Friday, August 2. No registration is required.

  • Audience: kids-teens Location:
    Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library
    Description:

    Free healthy, packaged snacks are available to enjoy on-site for kids and teens 18 and under at the Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library Tuesday through Friday from 3-4 p.m. from Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, August 2. No registration is required.

  • No more events.

 

Summer Programs

Enjoy summer programs for all ages!

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