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Dec. 5, 2017 - All aboard for holiday fun at Marion County public libraries

Post Date:12/05/2017 3:52 PM

Immediate release
Dec. 5, 2017
Media contact:
Stacie Causey, Public Information Specialist
Office: 352-438-2311 ▪ Cell: 352-789-2152

All aboard for holiday fun at Marion County libraries

Gather the family and head over to your Marion County public libraries for programs and events that celebrate the holiday season. Check out the following lineup of special programs to help create those lasting memories:

Don those PJs and hop aboard the “Polar Express” for a fun-filled night of crafts, stories and more based on the classic Chris Van Allsburg book.

Polar Express
6 p.m. on Dec. 6
Headquarters-Ocala Public Library
2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala

Sponsors: Friends of the Ocala Public Library, Heart of Florida Health Center, Childhood Development Services, Inc. and Publix Super Markets.

Drum up a winter rhythm with the cool percussive sounds of Ray Devries. Enjoy crafts, games, snow cones and surprises galore! Capture the holiday spirit with the professional photography of Savvy Photo.

Polar Paradise
10:30 a.m. on Dec. 9
Belleview Public Library
13145 SE Highway 484, Belleview

It’s a community reindeer romp party and all are invited to enjoy the magic of being together with games, giveaways, fun, food and United Way’s Reading Pals. Entertainment provided by local youth.

Reindeer Romp Holiday Party
Noon on Dec. 16
Reddick Public Library
15150 NW Gainesville Road, Reddick

Add some razzle dazzle and lots of pizazz to the holiday season with the mystifying magicians Brian LaPalme and Paul Hallas. There’s magic in the air for all ages.

Happy Magical New Year:

- 1 p.m. on Dec. 9
Fort McCoy Public Library
14660 NE Highway 314, Fort McCoy

- 5 p.m. on Dec. 28
Freedom Public Library
5870 SW 95th St., Ocala

- 2 p.m. on Dec. 30
Headquarters-Ocala Public Library
2720 E. Silver Sprigs Blvd., Ocala
(LaPalme) Ages 12 and younger with caregiver.

- 2 p.m. on Jan. 6
Belleview Public Library
13145 SE Highway 484, Belleview

Programs provided by any Marion County public library are free and open to the public. For more information on programs and events, call 352-671-8551 or visit