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10 E-Books To Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Books

Now that it is officially Spring, it’s time to start cleaning out your closet, tucking away your winter clothes, and organizing your home. With little to do and a recommendation of staying in, now is the perfect opportunity to use this extra time to make your home shine! To help you kickstart your spring cleaning, we’ve complied a list of 10 e-books that will inspire you to declutter, clean, and revamp your home. 

Storytime at Home: Opposites

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You've been dubbed an honorary children's librarian! Here's everything you need to host your own storytime at home for ages birth to five. Feel free to send us any cute pics or videos at

So You Think You Can Tech – Browsers

Tech Tuesday

Hello and welcome back. Today I’m here to talk about something you might have heard referenced before: Browsers.

Get The Most Out Of Your Library Card By Using Our Digital Library!

Get The Most Out Of Your Library Card

As coronavirus continues to spread, more and more people are self-isolating, social distancing, and working from home. If you’re hoping to stay busy during this time, Jacksonville Public Library has a variety of digital content, all accessible from the comfort of your home through your computer, television or smart device. If you have a library card, you can access this content for free. If you do not have a library card, sign up for a e-card to access our digital library. 

St. Patrick's Day Books for Lucky Kids

Books for Lucky Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! For kids, the magical tales of mythical leprechauns, four-leaf clovers and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow make this day extra special. Below are ten books that are perfect for sharing with kids to help them understand and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day. Whether it’s a book about the history of the holiday, a classic folktale, or a mischevious adventure with a leprechaun, there’s something here for every child that encourages them to dream, play, and try their luck.

So You Think You Can Tech - How Do I Schedule a 1-on-1 Tech Tutoring or Tech Help Session?

Tech Tuesday

We are a few weeks into our Tech Tips With E-Services and we realize you may now be wondering, how can I take advantage of all of these wonderful E-Services available at the library? Other questions you have may include “How do I find a list of classes being offered at a branch near me?”, “How do I schedule a 1-on-1 Tech Tutoring or Tech Help Session?” Or, “ Do I need a library card to make an appointment and is there a cost for this service?" Well fear not Tech friends, we have the answers to all those questions in this blog post!

B Is For Baby! An Information Celebration For New And Expecting Parents

B is for Baby

If you’re expecting a child, or are a new caregiver, this information celebration is for you—and baby too! Being a parent is fun but hard work. The library makes it easier by bringing experts together to share valuable tips you need for children from birth to age 2. Enjoy storytimes, art demos, and much more to get your child off to a smart start at the library.

A Podcast with New York Times Best Selling Author, Brad Meltzer

Completely Booked Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner CircleThe Book of Fate, and 10 other bestselling thrillers. He joined us at the Main Library on Feb. 29, 2020 as the keynote speaker for Jax Book Fest, a community event that brings authors and book lovers together. If you missed Brad Meltzer's wonderful keynote presentation, you can check out our interview with him on the latest episode of Completely Booked.

So You Think You Can Tech: The Cloud

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Hello and welcome back! This blog will cover a subject that we've all heard of, but may not fully understand: The Cloud.

Celebrate "Valiant Women of the Vote" in March 2020

Women's History Month, Jacksonville Public Library

Celebrate Women's History Month at the Jacksonville Public Library with books and programs for the whole family!

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