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  • Let Us See Those Book Faces! - At the Library there’s one thing that brings us together – our love of books! Being a bastion of books, we are often offered Advanced Readers Copies of upcoming best sellers. While we love those advanced reads, we know that you do too! We wanted to pass on that perk to you, but how would…

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shutterstock_520975231 There and Back Again: Ways to Stay Sane While You Travel (11/29/2016) -   December looms and in a few days we’ll kick off the holiday season! This means presents, golden coins and lots of family time. It also means planes, trains, and automobiles traversing cross the country. For long car rides and hours waiting in the airport we’ve got some tips, tricks, and free resources to keep…
image1 Give and Get Thanks (11/22/2016) - At JPL we’ve got a ton of valuable resources that we encourage you to take advantage of, but our best resources by far are our fabulous librarians. This Thanksgiving week we checked in with some of our team to see what elements of JPL they are most thankful about. Now, it’s time to turn the…
november-29-2016_0 #GivingTuesday (11/21/2016) - The day is almost here! November 29, 2016 is a day set aside to help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods, or your voice. YOU can make a difference!
capture Calling All Artists! (11/15/2016) -   The Jax Book Fest is coming! The Jax Book Fest is coming! The upcoming Jax Book Fest (JBF) is a paradise for readers and writers. The fest focuses on celebrating authors that live in Florida, near Florida, and who write about Florida. JBF will be held at the Main Library on March 25, 2017, so…
Voting Matters Voting Matters (11/8/2016) - The Jacksonville Public Library has always promoted art, culture, and civic duty. This election season we combined all three facets into one project, our Voting Matters Exhibit. A visual experience that encourages you to make your voice heard, and get out to vote. JPL is a safe space that supports and fosters open conversation.  This…
trick-or-treat-on-the-street main library Books and Boos (11/1/2016) - “Trick or Treat!” While not usually a phrase often heard at a public library, we make an exception for the participants of the yearly Trick or Treat on the Street event hosted by Downtown Vision! This year Trick or Treat participants were able to do a building wide scavenger hunt where kids had to find…
prime-time-certificatesrev JPL Uses PRIME TIME to Transform Families (10/26/2016) - Low literacy may be a global crisis, but it can be resolved locally. In fact, it can be resolved within the walls of your home. Research indicates that when families spend time reading together it not only improves the child’s academic performance, it transforms the family. Basically, a family that reads together succeeds together. Jacksonville…
First Coast Connect & JPL Book Club: October Literary Ballot (10/20/2016) - This Book Discussion aired October 11 on WJCT FM First Coast Connect, but you won’t miss a thing! Click here to read the WJCT transcript of the book discussion or listen to the entire show. And send in your comments.       October Literary Ballot Patricia Highsmith was known to carry snails around in her…
why3vhe FOUND: This nickel (10/19/2016) - We’re taking a short break this week, so to hold you over until next week’s update, here’s an adorable note found on the desk of the children’s department of another library. Makes your heart happy, doesn’t it? Have a great week, everybody!🙂
treeonhouse After the Storm…One City One Jax (10/11/2016) - This past week was truly one for the record books here in Jacksonville. For several days we were faced with the threat of the most disastrous storm to hit our city in years. Trees were uprooted, homes were flooded, and businesses were destroyed. Now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, many families are trying to…