News & Announcements:
Fine Free Summer: June – August 2018
We want to give every family the ability and confidence to check out and read as many books as they want this summer. To help reach that goal, the library will not charge late fees on items returned in June, July and August 2018.
Books will still have due dates, and we encourage you to return your books as soon as you have finished them so someone else can enjoy them. Replacement costs for lost and damaged books will still be charged. But if you find that long overdue or “lost” book this summer, you can turn it in without worrying about any fines.
Learn more about this and more at www.summer.gibsonvillelibrary.org
Gibsonville Rocks Tees!
Let the world know how much Gibsonville rocks while supporting a great cause: our library! This limited edition shirt was designed as a fundraiser for the Gibsonville Public Library and coordinates with our summer theme of “Gibsonville Rocks!”
Shirts can be ordered in adult and child sizes for $15 each plus $5 shipping per order. Place your order online at https://www.bonfire.com/gibsonville-rocks/
These shirts are an online exclusive print run and will only ship if enough orders are placed – so tell your friends and family, too!
Karaoke Wrap Party | Saturday, July 28, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wrap up Summer Reading with a Karaoke bash at the library. This family-friendly event will cap off 6 weeks of fun themed activities and reading and prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Gibsonville ROCKS!!!
Elementary & Middle School Age:
Active Afternoons | Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Join us on Thursdays at 2:00 PM in June and July for fun activities with a weekly theme — all a part of our Gibsonville ROCKS Summer Reading Program!
Week 3 : Unplugged Yarn Bombs – Thursday, July 5 @ 2 PM
Week 4 : Coming up Roses Flower Prints & Wind Chimes – Thurs., July 12 @ 2 PM
Week 5 : Geo Fun Cracking open Geodes – Thursday, July 19 @ 2 PM
Week 6 : YOU Rock! Awesome Awards – Thursday, July 26 @ 2 PM
Elementary Book Club | June 28, July 26, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Middle School Book Club | July 5, Aug 16, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
We are launching book clubs for elementary and middle school students focused on the Battle of the Books reading lists for 2018-2019. Meetings will be held at the library on Thursdays at 4:00 PM in our newly renovated meeting room. Multiple copies of books will be available at the library – stop by to check out a copy or call 336-449-6455 to reserve one now!
High School & Adult:
Alamance Reads | June-July 2018
Alamance Reads is a civic event designed to encourage reading and significant conversation among Alamance County citizens by gathering people around a common book and providing a shared reading experience.
This year’s selection is Station Eleven by author Emily St. John Mandel.
Copies of the book are available for check-out at the library.
The Gibsonville Library is hosting a book discussion on Saturday, July 14th at 2:00 PM. There are other discussions planned at the Alamance County Libraries throughout the summer. Learn more about Alamance Reads at http://www.alamancereads.org/
High School Book Club | July 12, Aug 9, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
We are launching a book club for high school students focused on the Battle of the Books reading lists for 2018-2019. July’s book is Blood Done Sign My Name
Gentle Reads Book Club | Third Wednesday each month, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
“Gentle Reads” include a variety of books that “won’t make you blush,” including cozy mysteries, inspiring stories, and general fiction. For older teens/adults.
Saturday Family Storytimes – Saturdays at 10:00 AM beginning June 2
We are now offering a family-style story time each Saturday morning at 10:00 AM starting in June. Join Miss Amanda for fun stories, songs and activities and bring the whole family! And on the last Saturday of each month there will be a special Bilingual Family Storytime where we will present stories and songs in English and Spanish and the whole family is invited!
Toddler Story time | Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Kids 3 and under and their caregivers are invited to come enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Pre-K Story time | Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
These story times, geared for 4-5 year olds, feature stories, crafts and activities.