ACLD to hold holiday Story Time on the Green

The Alachua County Library District (ACLD) will be holding its Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition at 12 branches starting Tuesday.

The outdoor events will feature holiday stores and songs with the library staff sharing holiday tales and leading activities for infants through 5-year-olds that will include fingerplays and storyboards.

“We’ll be celebrating three winter holidays: Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa with interactive stories, songs , finger plays, etc. especially for ages 5 and under and their caregiver(s),” said ACLD Youth Services Senior Manager Susan Wright in an email reply. “Some locations, but not all, will play a dreidel game.”

Parents and families can bring blankets and chairs to spread out. Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition will be held at 10 a.m., weather permitting, at the following locations:

Tuesday, Dec. 14

  • Possum Creek Park, 4009 NW 53rd Ave., Gainesville, with the Millhopper Branch team
  • Cone Park Branch, 2801 E. University Ave., Gainesville
  • Lois Forte Park, 120 NW 260th St., Newberry, with the Newberry Branch team

Wednesday, Dec. 15

  • Headquarters Library courtyard, 401 E. University Ave., Gainesville
  • Hawthorne Branch, 6640 SE 221st St., Hawthorne
  • Wilson Robinson Park, 13975 SW 174th St., Archer, with the Archer Branch team
  • High Springs Farmers Market, 23517 NW 185th Road, High Springs, with the High Springs Branch team

Thursday, Dec. 16

  • Veterans Memorial Park playground area, 7400 SW 41st Place, Gainesville, with the Tower Road Branch team
  • Smokey Bear Park, 2300 NE 15th St., Gainesville, with the Library Partnership Branch team
  • Waldo Branch, 15150 NE US Highway 301, Waldo
  • Hitchcock Baseball Park playground, 15120 Main St., Alachua, with the Alachua Branch team

Saturday, Dec. 18

  • Park by the fire station, corner of NE Cholokka Boulevard and NE Seventh Ave., Micanopy, with the Micanopy Branch team
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