Friends of the Library – Fall 2013 Book Sale

It’s October….and that means things are gearing up for The Friends of The Library Fall Book Sale !

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale starts Saturday October 26th and runs through Wednesday October 30th, 2013.

This is another great fall event in Beautiful Gainesville!  If you’ve never been to this book sale, make sure you go check it out.   Lots of treasures to find and all will benefit our Alachua County Library District. 

 Be Prepared !!!  Now you can know “where” each topic of book is located in the building and you can get a map !!

 To download a floor plan of the sale area, click here.

The money made during the book sales is used for budgeted library support, scholarships for library staff, special projects, and county literacy projects.

Friends of the Library

Location is at The Friends of the Library building  (The Book House) at 430 N. Main Street, Gainesville.

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Remember to Bring your own boxes for shopping!

No Credit or Debit Cards!   Cash or Checks Only

Phone: 352-375-1676

Saturday 10/26 : 9 am  to 6pm

Sunday 10/27 : 1pm to 6pm

Monday 10/28: Noon to 7pm

Tuesday 10/29:  Noon to 7pm – Books are 1/2 PRICE !!

Wednesday 10/30: Noon to 6pm – Special 10 cent  day

 Just another reason why it is Great to Live in Beautiful Gainesville !


Fall Parade of Homes Starts This Weekend

The Builders Association of North Central Florida presents the Fall Parade of Homes ™ 2013.

BANCF-Fall Parade of HomesThe Parade starts this weekend!  We will have two weekends in a row to see all the new homes on the fall parade.   It’s a self-guided tour.   You can start your parade at any location on the map.

There will be Fall Parade of Homes programs at each location, and you can watch for the magazine in the Gainesville Sun too!

Admission is Free


***  October 12 & 13  from 1pm to 6pm  (Saturday & Sunday)

***  October 19 & 20 from 1pm to 6pm  (Saturday & Sunday)

New construction homes by member builders all throughout Alachua County.  Please know that some builders will NOT allow cameras, and you may have to remove your shoes at some homes on the parade.

Go ahead and make plans to see all of these beautiful models!   Different builders, different styles, and you get so see them all.  If a new home is on your with list, then plan to attend the Fall Parade of Homes.

Here is a MAP that shows the locations of all homes on our Fall Parade.  You can download this map here too.


 Gainesville is A Great Place to Live!

Your Local Farmers Markets in the Gainesville Area

Local Farmers Markets in Gainesville

Here is a great list of Local Farmers Markets in Gainesville, includes others in surrounding communities.   I love getting to the farmers market for the canning I do each year.   This is a great way to keep track of where all the different Farmers Markets are located and what days they are open too.   It’s always great to get super fresh fruit and vegetables when they are “in-season”.   Local growers, farmers and vendors bring their products for us to see and buy.

Fruits, Vegetables, Eggs, Milk, Nuts, Plants, Breads… name it.  If it grows here, you will find it at our local farmers markets. The best places to find what is fresh and ready for you!

Local Farmers Markets in Gainesville


Alachua County / 441 Farmers Market

Location: 5920 NW 13th Street, Gainesville.

Saturdays – Hours 8:30am to 1:00pm   Visit:


Farmers Market at Harvest Village – Micanopy

Location: 22050 U S 441 in Micanopy

Fridays – Hours:  2pm to Dusk


Haile Farmers Market

Location:  Haile Plantation Village Center

Saturdays –  Hours 8:30am to Noon


Tioga Monday Market

Location: Tioga Town Center 13005 W. Newberry Road

Mondays – Hours 4pm to 7pm


High Springs Farmers Market

Location: Plantation Oaks 201 NE First Avenue

Thursdays – Hours  Noon to Dust

First Saturday of the Month – Hours 9am to 1pm  www.farmersmarket/


Newberry Farmers Market

Location: 25425 W. Newberry Rd.

Fridays & Saturdays – Hours 11am to 6pm


Melrose Farmers Market

Location: S.R. 26 Heritage Park, Bellamy Avenue

Fridays – Hours 4pm to 7pm

Saturdays – Hours 10am to 2pm


Lake DeSoto Farmers Market

Location: Lake City at Wilson Park

Saturdays – Hours: 9am to 1pm


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