It’s National Library Week! This week, we celebrate the contributions of our library and librarians—and the importance of libraries nationwide. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and local libraries throughout the nation each April.
Did You Know?
- Jacksonville Public Library customers saved more than $112 million last year by checking out library materials instead of buying them.
- More than 165,000 area children and teens attended library programs last year – nearly the entire youth population of Duval County.
- In Fiscal Year 2011, more than 7,500 individuals received job training and placement services through WORKSource at the library.
For more facts about JPL’s impact on the community, check out our Value Sheet.
City Council Resolution
City Councilmen John Crescimbeni and Doyle Carter will recognize National Library Week with a presentation of a City Council resolution to the Jacksonville Public Library for the many contributions it makes to the betterment of our community. Everyone is invited to attend.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10 – Noon
WHERE: Main Library, Zimmerman Overlook – 303 Laura St. N. – 32202