Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Alachua County Library District Headquarters
401 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Youth Performers Showcase 2023 - Gainesville (10/25/23) 

Hey, Youth Services staffers!
It's that time of year again! 


Looking for an entertainer for your summer reading program, or for a special performance any time of year?  NEFLIN has partnered with the Alachua County Library District to provide a forum for performers, entertainers, and educational speakers to demonstrate their talents to library staff serving all ages of the public looking for quality programming. 

Throughout the day, performers will present a preview of their routines suitable for children and teens.  The entertainers featured are all based in Northeast Florida, or available for bookings in FL with modest travel fees. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement.

These professional performers provide entertainment for children 5-12. Some also offer programs for teens, families/all-ages, and others.

Please note that this event does not constitute endorsement of specific performers by NEFLIN or the Alachua County Library District. Information and Showcase is provided solely for the convenience of libraries.

Confirmed Performers Include:

  • Shana Banana
  • Just Add Rhythm
  • Mark Alan Magic
  • Orisirisi African Folklore
  • James Songster
  • Animal Tales
  • ... and more!

Attendees can expect to:

  • Obtain Directory with Program Descriptions and Presenter Contact Information.
  • Watch an extensive collection of on stage presentations.
  • Meet presenters from throughout Northeast Florida and surrounding areas who provide high quality children’s and family shows.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff.  Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.


This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. 

For FY2022-23, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $688,109. 42% of the total costs ($288,109) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.