The Jacksonville Public Library has been named “Best of Jax” by Folio Weekly readers in the publication’s annual survey. JPL was selected the winner in the “Best Use of Public Money” category. We appreciate the community’s support and confidence in using taxpayer money wisely. Congratulations to the JPL staff!
Here’s what appeared in Folio Weekly:
Best Use of Public Money: Jacksonville Public Library
“The Jacksonville Public Library, with the main branch and 20 regional, community and neighborhood branches, has had to do more with less in the face of shrinking budgets and staffing cutbacks. Barbara Gubbin, library director, was thrilled with the Best of Jax recognition. “It’s encouraging to know people believe the library offers a solid return on their investment. Library employees work hard to maximize the public funds entrusted to us. With nearly 5 million people visiting area libraries last year and almost 9 million items checked out, we’re pleased to be one of the most popular city services.”