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  • You like us, you really like us! - Robot wars, GED Graduates, 3D Printer Services, just a few reason why we’ve been named the 2017 Library of the Year! 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 with our community. In fact, the award … Continue reading You like us, you really like us!

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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
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!
LEAP in the Direction of Your Dreams (4/5/2017) - After Misty Jones served eight months in prison, she needed a boost to get back into the workforce. She found what she needed with the team from Operation New Hope and its Ready4Work program, which is designed to assist ex-offenders re-enter the workforce. During her time with New Hope, Jones discovered programs in the city … Continue reading LEAP in the Direction of Your Dreams
March Staff Picks (3/29/2017) - Each month we have started to 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 will combine them into one spot for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! … Continue reading March Staff Picks
Unexpected Gifts (3/24/2017) - We’re always telling you just how much we appreciate you. We value your support, as customers, as readers, as general supporters for the library. Recently we got a little love back when Rita Offindani sent us some mementos all the way from Tenerife which is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands! The box was filled … Continue reading Unexpected Gifts
Power UP (3/15/2017) - You’re never too old, or too young to learn new technology. When Ruth Capistrano, a recent college graduate with a degree in psychology, made it her goal to learn all she could about MS Excel to beef up her resume she wasn’t expecting to discover new tips and tricks for email. But that’s what happened … Continue reading Power UP