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There and Back Again: Ways to Stay Sane While You Travel

Updated December 2017

December looms and in a few days we’ll kick off the holiday season! This means presents, golden coins and lots of family time. It also means planes, trains, and automobiles traversing cross the country. For long car rides and hours waiting in the airport we’ve got some tips, tricks, and free resources to keep you occupied!

Stay Hydrated!

Give and Get Thanks

At JPL we’ve got a ton of valuable resources that we encourage you to take advantage of, but our best resources by far are our fabulous librarians. This Thanksgiving week we checked in with some of our team to see what elements of JPL they are most thankful about. Now, it’s time to turn the tables. Read on to discover a little bit about what makes some of our staff members unique, and why we are so thankful to have them on our team.

#GivingTuesday

The day is almost here! November 29, 2016 is a day set aside to help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods, or your voice. YOU can make a difference!

Voting Matters

The Jacksonville Public Library has always promoted art, culture, and civic duty. This election season we combined all three facets into one project, our Voting Matters Exhibit. A visual experience that encourages you to make your voice heard, and get out to vote.

Books and Boos

“Trick or Treat!” While not usually a phrase often heard at a public library, we make an exception for the participants of the yearly Trick or Treat on the Street event hosted by Downtown Vision! This year Trick or Treat participants were able to do a building wide scavenger hunt where kids had to find answers to commonly asked library questions. After completing the scavenger hunt they were able to choose a small prize, a book, or a piece of candy. Our staff definitely dressed to impress.

JPL Uses PRIME TIME to Transform Families

Low literacy may be a global crisis, but it can be resolved locally. In fact, it can be resolved within the walls of your home.

Research indicates that when families spend time reading together it not only improves the child’s academic performance, it transforms the family.

Basically, a family that reads together succeeds together.

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