Get the kids ready for a blast of fun with Winter Break Happenings at the library

Activities vary by location, Dec. 6 – Jan. 3
Winter Break Happenings_COVER-smallWhat do a storybook mouse, Scrooge, Santa and cloud sheep have to do with winter break? They are major attractions at the Jacksonville Public Library’s free Winter Break Happenings activities that run before, during and after the Duval County Public Schools’ winter break. Children from birth to 18 can choose from more than 100 age-appropriate activities including holiday crafts, movies, story times, puppet shows, gaming and more. So keep the kids reading and learning all month long—check out the Winter Break Happenings Guide and Winter Activity Card/Reading List online or at your neighborhood library.


Reading—and more—for prizes.

ringling logoStarting Dec. 9, kids from birth to 12 years old can participate in the Winter Fun Prize Program and earn a free book and a coupon for a free ticket to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus, coming in January. With an adult ticket purchase, and while supplies last, a child can receive a coupon valid for one free circus ticket by completing 8 – 10 activities, which includes reading five books, on the Winter Activity Card. Jacksonville Public Library card holders also can save $5 on circus tickets by entering offer code JPL5 at*

Winter Break Happenings Highlights

  • A Christmas Carol – presented by the IfYouGiveAMouseJKT-1Hampstead Stage Company
  • “Santa Story Stops & Photo Ops,” a story time with Santa
  • Let It Snow Puppet Show with cloud sheep Beep and Leap
  • Special story times with the adorable mouse from If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

Look for times, dates and locations in your Winter Break Happenings Guide.

*Note: Circus ticket offer is not valid on front row or VIP premium seating; opening night or Saturday 3:30 p.m. performance; or day of show. Tickets are $2 more on day of show.

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