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  • Be Kind Challenge Ahead! - The stage has been set, the gauntlet thrown and we want to see you rise to the occasion! It’s summertime and our theme is Build a Better World. We have a lot of programs at your local library for kids and adults to celebrate the summer, but we have a special challenge for you, a Kindness Challenge. … Continue reading Be Kind Challenge Ahead!

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What to Expect at the Young Adult Job Fair (6/2/2017) - With over a 1,000 eager job seekers coming through the library for the 2016 Young Adult Job Fair, it was a historic event and we can’t for this year’s Young Adult Job Fair happening this week on Tuesday, June 6th. We know that this Tuesday will only bring even more success, and larger crowds, so … Continue reading What to Expect at the Young Adult Job Fair
May Staff Picks (5/31/2017) - Each month we feature a series of books chosen by our fabulous staff. Once a week our literary mavens will be featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we compile them for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite … Continue reading May Staff Picks
You like us, you really like us! (5/24/2017) - Robot wars, GED graduates, 3-D printer services, just a few reasons why we’ve been named the 2017 Library of the Year by Florida Library Association! Among 800 libraries in Florida, including public, academic, special and school libraries, we are thrilled to be recognized among the best and we can’t wait to share this news with our … Continue reading You like us, you really like us!
The Young Adult Job Fair: Insider’s Guide (5/16/2017) - Stressed out about your job prospects? Feeling woefully under-prepared for the Young Adult Job Fair? Don’t freak out—we’ve got your back. Your insider at JPL has one Young Adult Job Fair under her belt, and you’re about to get the inside scoop. Here’s what to do to make the most out of the 2017 Young … Continue reading The Young Adult Job Fair: Insider’s Guide
April Staff Picks (5/8/2017) - Each month we feature a series of books chosen by our fabulous staff. Once a week our literary mavens will be featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we compile them for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite … Continue reading April Staff Picks
Haiku for You (5/1/2017) - As we wave goodbye to the last day of April, we honor Poetry Month with a couple of excellent (library related) Haiku’s! Attention Muggles: Can you tell me where to find a fantastic beast? Beth Fredrick Start here. Go anywhere. Chase your dreams at JPL Love the library. Deidre Hicks Access: easy and free Everything … Continue reading Haiku for You
Never Let Up (4/27/2017) - “Never let up,” Mira Nair told  Nadia Ramoutar a fellow filmmaker located in Saint Augustine. These words ring in Ramoutar’s ears as she gets closer and closer to finding representation for “It’s Huge,” a documentary she recently completed. “It’s a long journey from film to screen,” Ramoutar said and after talking with Nair she “feels … Continue reading Never Let Up
Donor Spotlight: At Home in the Grand Reading Room (4/24/2017) - Naming Opportunities The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation provides naming opportunities at the library and strives to match philanthropic donors with projects representative of their values. To find out more about naming opportunities at Jacksonville Public Library, please contact the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation. From the grandiose ceiling and clerestory window opening to the sky, to … Continue reading Donor Spotlight: At Home in the Grand Reading Room
Library’s 3-D Printing Service is Sweet Deal (4/18/2017) - Cookies and 3-D printers may not have many things in common, but they do have one thing: baker Kealalani Baumann! Kealalani, or K as her friends call her, and her husband run Maddy D’s, a small sweets company, that specializes in unique, personalized cookies. Their cookies are often ordered for special occasions and holidays, which … Continue reading Library’s 3-D Printing Service is Sweet Deal
5 Ways to Support Your Library for National Library Week! (4/10/2017) - It’s National Library Week and we want you to help us celebrate! Here are a few ways you can show your local library just how much you appreciate it – and you may get a few things out of the deal too! Take Our Survey! We are working on improving our services for the upcoming … Continue reading 5 Ways to Support Your Library for National Library Week!