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Extended Hours Starting March 2!

Image from 2002 inside the Bradham and Brooks Library of people on old desktop computersWe’re adding more hours! That’s right, most of our libraries will be open more hours starting March 2, 2019.

What to Expect: Jax Book Fest 2019

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Ready for the literary event of the year? On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the Jacksonville Public Library will host the third annual Jax Book Fest.

Find Your Passion at Jax Library: Gardening

Man in Overalls in his garden in Jacksonville, FL, talking about books with the jacksonville public library.

Nathan, also known as the Man in Overalls, is a gardener who wants to help you grow your groceries. We caught up with Nathan at his home in Springfield to learn more about his passion for gardening.

Tenikka's Books for Kids 2019

Tenikka's Books for Kids

The Jacksonville Public Library is teaming up with Action News Jax's evening anchor, Tenikka Hughes, San Marco Books and More, 95.1 WAPE and 96.9 The Eagle for the second annual Tenikka's Books for Kids Book Drive. Tenikka's Books for Kids is a book drive collecting new books for our summer learning program at the library. All eligible books will be given out as prizes to children and teens who complete their summer reading goals.

New Books for Spring 2019

woman sitting on a dock reading, new books for spring

The best part about a new season? New books! Here are the hot new titles our librarians are recommending most.

Staff Picks: January 2019

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It's a well-known fact that librarians have great taste in books. Here's what our staff has been reading lately.

Find Your Passion at Jax Library: Brewing

Brad from Intuition Ale Works holding books with beer kegs in the background, Find Your Passion: Brewing

We caught up with Brad, a cellarman at Intuition Ale Works, to learn more about his passion for brewing.

Paying library fines is as easy as going online.

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At any hour of any day, you can pay your fine online and continue to check out materials.

How to: Get E-Books and Audiobooks on Your Device from OverDrive

Hand holding a Kindle with text, Get e-books and audiobooks on your device

We love OverDrive at the library! OverDrive is a database library cardholders can use to check out e-books for their e-readers and audiobooks to stream on their phone or desktop. However, it can be confusing learning how to get these digital materials to your devices. That's why we're here to walk you through it step-by-step! 

Jax Library Staff Picks 2018

bookshelves in background, staff picks 2018 in text

With so many great books out there and not enough time to read, it can be daunting to even think about digging into a new release! Our library staff has narrowed down their top picks from 2018 for you.

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