Library Events

Beach Book BINGO

Play Beach Book BINGO with the Gulf Shores Public Library! 

How do I play? 

Stop by the Gulf Shores Public Library and get a BINGO card. This is for readers 16 and older. Keep track of all the books you read from May 1 - September 2 by writing the title and author in the matching square. Book titles may be used only ONCE. The last day to turn in cards is September 2. 

How do I win? 

Complete a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line! Turn in your card and you'll be entered into a drawing for a gift card of the library's choosing. 

What if I get a Blackout Card?

If you complete all 25 squares on the BINGO card, turn in your card and you'll be entered to win the grand prize (a gift card and NEW books, chosen by the library). 

When will drawings for prizes be held?

Drawings will be held once a month starting June 1. 


If you need suggestions for your squares, stop by our circulation desk and ask a librarian for recommendations. 

Summer Reading Program 2019

The Gulf Shores Public Library is excited to announce our 2019 Summer Reading Program, "A Universe of Stories"!


Adult Activity Center, located at 260 Clubhouse Drive


All Summer Reading Program events begin at 10:30 a.m. 


Friday, June 7: Mr. Bond's Science Guys - Spectacular Science Show
Friday, June 14: David Stephens - Puppet Show
Friday June 21: Gene Cordova - Ventriloquist
Friday, June 28: Tom Rayburn and Tom Foolery


The 2019 Summer Reading Program is FREE to the public. 
Beach Book Bingo flyer
summer reading 2019 flyer

Summer Reading Program - July

The Gulf Shores Public Library is excited to announce our 2019 Summer Reading Program, "A Universe of Stories"!


 Friday, July 12: Kit Killingsworth - Bubble and Squeak

Located at the Adult Activity Center
Show begins at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, July 26: Astronaut Training Camp
Located at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center
Program begins at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 1: Hampstead Stage - Production of the "Jungle Book"
Located at the Cultural Center Auditorium
Show begins at 1:00 p.m.


The 2019 Summer Reading Program is FREE to the public. 
July Summer Reading Program flyer

Pint Size Paint Party

The Gulf Shores Public Library is excited to put the "ART" in "pARTy" at the Pint Size Paint Party!

Dates & Times

July 19 - Various times are available


Thomas B. Norton Library


This is a FREE event. 

How do I sign up? 

Sign up is required for this event, and space is limited. To sign up, you can visit the Thomas B. Norton Library and sign up in person, or you may call 251-968-1176. 

Be sure to DRESS FOR A MESS!

Pint Size Paint Party flyer

Art Camp 

The Gulf Shores Public Library will host two sessions of "Be Creative: Art Camp"!


Art Camp is open to children ages 6-12.  

Dates & Times

June 25-26
  • Camp 1: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Camp 2: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 27
  • Wrap Up Party: 11 a.m.


Art Camp will be located at the library.


The cost is $20.00, and registration is required. 

art Camp flyer 2019

2019 Book Club

Looking for a new hobby this year? Join the Gulf Shores Library's 2019 Book Club!

Book Schedule

January: Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams by Paul Hemphill
February: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
March: The Best Cook in the World: Tales From My Momma's Table by Rick Bragg
April: Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
May: Boy's Life by Robert McCammon
June: V is for Victor by Mark Childress
July: Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
August: Wicked City by Ace Atkins
September: Waffle House Rules by Joe Formichella
October: The Poet of Tolstoy Park by Sonny Brewer
November: The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote
December: Potluck


Book Club meetings are held in the Library.

Meeting Dates

Book Club meets on the FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH (unless a Monday falls on a holiday, then it will be held the following Monday).

Meeting Time

Every meeting will be at 6:30 p.m.
Book Club 2019