Friday, May 31, 2013

This summer Florida Public Archaeology Network is visiting your local public library to make ARCHAEOLOGY front and center for your summer reading list! Join us for youth and adult programming.


The Collaborative Summer Library Program has selected "Dig into Reading" as the theme for the 2013 early literacy program and "Groundbreaking Reads" for the adult program.


The Northeast Regional Center has over 25 library programs scheduled for summer 2013. To see the full schedule please check the calendar on our website.


Dates are subject to change and you should check the website first for times, programs, and updates as they are available. Here is a sample calendar for the when and where:

June 8              Bostwick Library                                Palatka

June 11            Bostwick Library                                Palatka

June 12            Flagler County Public Library

June 22            Fleming Island Library                       Orange Park

June 25            University Park Branch                       Jacksonville

June 26            Hastings Library                                 Hastings

June 27            Charles Webb Wesconnett                  Jacksonville

June 29            Crescent City Public Library              Crescent City

July 3               Mandarin Branch                                Jacksonville

July 9               Murray Hill Branch                             Jacksonville

July 11             Main Library                                       Palatka

July 11             DeBary Public Library                        DeBary

July 16             Bostwick Library                                Palatka

July 17             Southeast Library                                St. Augustine

July 18             Main Library                                       St. Augustine

July 23             Dallas Graham Branch                        Jacksonville

July 24             Flagler County Public Library

July 26             Bostwick library                                  Palatka

August 7         Flagler County Public Library

August 8         Melrose Library                                   Melrose

                                                We hope to see you there!

Here's a list of recommended archaeology reads for your young readers:




1.       Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke, HarperCollins, 1997.


2.       America’s REAL First Thanksgiving by Robyn Gioia, Pineapple Press , 2007.


3.       Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill, Little, Brown,  2010.


4.       The Timucua Indians : A Native American Detective Story by Kelley G. Weitzel, University Press of Florida,  2000.


5.       Fort Mose: Colonial America’s Black Fortress of Freedom by Kathleen Deagan and Darcie MacMahon, University Press of Florida, 1995.


6.       Journeys with Florida’s Indians by Kelley G. Weitzel, University Press of Florida, 2002.


7.       Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979.


8.       Shipwreck by Claire Aston and Peter Dennis, Fast Forward series by Barron's, 2001.


9.       Archaeology for Kids: Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past by Richard Panchyk, Chicago Review Press, 2001.


10.   The Magic School Bus Shows and Tells: A Book about Archaeology by Jack Posner, Scholastic Inc., 1997.

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